Smithfield, North Carolina Population 2019

Smithfield, North Carolina's estimated population is 12,669 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Smithfield, North Carolina is the 75th largest city in North Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1044.41 people/mi² (403.25 people/km²).

The overall median age is 45.9 years, 43.8 years for males, and 47 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.5 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 5,090 households in the city, with an average size of 2.49 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.4%, with a median rent of $784/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $128,600.

The median income for households in Smithfield, North Carolina is $34,551, while the mean household income is $51,291.

Smithfield Nc Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Smithfield Nc was:

  • White: 63.16%
  • Black or African American: 28.82%
  • Asian: 3.00%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
LatLng(35.5085, -78.3394)
Rank in State75th
StateNorth Carolina
CountyJohnston County
Time ZoneEastern Time Zone
Land Area (km²)31.42 (12.13 mi²)
Water Area (km²)0.04 (0.01 mi²)
TypeTown
GEOID3762520
Density (km²)403.25
Density (mi²)1,044.41
Area Code(s)919
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201812,6693022.44%
201712,3672832.34%
201612,0842331.97%
201511,8511771.52%
201411,6742041.78%
201311,4701431.26%
201211,327940.84%
201111,2331441.30%
201011,089-421-0.37%
200011,5103,9704.32%
19907,5402520.34%
19807,2886110.88%
19706,6775600.88%
19606,1175430.93%
19505,5741,8964.25%
19403,6781,1353.76%
19302,5430.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White7,468
Black or African American3,408
Asian355
Some Other Race325
Two or More Races257
American Indian and Alaska Native11

Smithfield Nc Population Pyramid 2019

Smithfield Nc Median Age

45.9


Total

43.8


Male

47


Female

Smithfield Nc Adults

There are 9,606 adults, (2,726 of whom are seniors) in Smithfield Nc.

Smithfield Nc Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Smithfield Nc Sex Ratio

Female

6,410

54.21%

Male

5,414

45.79%

Smithfield Nc Households and Families

Smithfield Nc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Smithfield Nc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
All51.7%48.3%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Female30.4%69.6%
Male25.7%74.3%

51.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5012.4951.7
Non Family1,7301.2248.4
Married1,7103.0469
Female7923.6730.4
Male2693.6125.7

3.16

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

1.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Smithfield Nc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade86910.17%
9th to 12th Grade1,12513.17%
High School Graduate2,48629.09%
Some College1,60418.77%
Associates Degree7438.70%
Bachelors Degree1,17413.74%
Graduate Degree5446.37%

Smithfield Nc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,8474,0471,304
Black2,3511,708288
Hispanic1,068560126
Asian213177
Other Race15053
Multiple Races5144
Native American1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,877$26,636$23,825
Less Than High School$18,750$26,209$15,173
High School Grad$25,852$26,608$21,442
Some College$22,825$21,150$26,047
Bachelors Degree$40,833$73,889$34,891
Graduate Degree$38,083$62,042$

$25,877

Average Earnings

$26,636

Average Male

$23,825

Average Female

Smithfield Nc Language

Smithfield Nc Language by Age

Smithfield Nc Language

81.32% of Smithfield Nc residents speak only English, while 18.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.93% of the population.

Smithfield Nc Poverty

Smithfield Nc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,1421,05949.44%
Black3,15492729.39%
White5,29160511.43%
Other32519961.23%
Multiple2505421.60%

23.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.84%

Male Poverty Rate

26.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smithfield Nc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smithfield Nc is Other, with 61.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smithfield Nc is White, with 11.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.72%
High School24.06%
Some College10.29%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed63.48%
Female Unemployed22.68%
Female Employed13.24%
Male Employed5.58%

Smithfield Nc Income

Smithfield Nc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,551$51,291
Families$40,637$63,246
Married Families$60,946-
Non Families$23,909$29,777

Smithfield Nc Marital Status

Smithfield Nc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Smithfield Nc Married by Age and Sex

Smithfield Nc Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Smithfield Nc Marital Status by Race

Smithfield Nc Veterans

1,015

Number of Veterans

978

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam303
Second Gulf War213
World War II176
Korea170
First Gulf War152

Smithfield Nc Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White67910.65%
Black32712.15%
Hispanic312.20%
Other94.76%

Smithfield Nc Veterans by Education

18.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smithfield Nc Employment Status

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

46.7%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Smithfield Nc Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.23%

Born in North Carolina

85.83%

Native Born

14.17%

Foreign Born

10.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.83% of Smithfield Nc residents were born in the United States, with 59.23% having been born in North Carolina. 10.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.