Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 8,693 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 81st largest community in Virginia.
Smithfield is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Smithfield, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Smithfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.92% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In terms of college education, Smithfield is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.81% of adults in Smithfield have a college degree.
The per capita income in Smithfield in 2018 was $45,842, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,368 for a family of four. However, Smithfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Smithfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Smithfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Smithfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Smithfield include English, German, European, African, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.