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.

Smithfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

One downside of living in Smithfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Smithfield, the average commute to work is 31.18 minutes, which is quite a bit 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 overall 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, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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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