Smithfield, VA
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Smithfield is a somewhat small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 8,364 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Smithfield is the 86th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Smithfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Smithfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Smithfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smithfield who work in management occupations (13.21%), office and administrative support (11.02%), and sales jobs (9.44%).

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.

In Smithfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.18 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Smithfield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Smithfield citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.71% of adults in Smithfield have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Smithfield in 2010 was $30,161, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,644 for a family of four. However, Smithfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Smithfield is an extremely 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 German, Irish, Italian, and African.

The most common language spoken in Smithfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

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