Smithfield, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smithfield, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Smithfield had a population of 11,062 as of July 1, 2016. Smithfield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smithfield is located at latitude 35.5252 and longitude -78.352 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Smithfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Town of Smithfield (GNIS ID: 2407352) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Smithfield is located within Township of Smithfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithfield: Johnston Court House.

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Smithfield, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,062
Population in Households 10,355
Population in Familes 8,067
Population in Group Qrtrs 707
Population Density1 912
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 4,354
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 2,626
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,072 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,282 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 541 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $146,654
Average Home Value $177,062


Median Household Income $32,208
Average Household Income $48,482
Per Capita Income $20,570
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.35%
Households -0.03% 0.27%
Families -0.04% 0.05%
Median Household Income   -0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Smithfield, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithfield to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 89th
Population Density1 # 261 65th
Diversity Index2 # 55 93rd
Median Household Income # 588 21st
Per Capita Income # 441 40th

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