Smithfield, North Carolina Population 2020

13,235

Smithfield is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 13,235, it is the 76th largest city in North Carolina and the 2529th largest city in the United States. Smithfield is currently growing at a rate of 2.18% annually and its population has increased by 20.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,966 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Smithfield has a population density of 1,110 people per square mile.

The average household income in Smithfield is $53,909 with a poverty rate of 21.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $788 per month, and the median house value is $140,700. The median age in Smithfield is 45.2 years, 42.4 years for males, and 45.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.4 males.

Smithfield Demographics

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

  • White: 63.92%
  • Black or African American: 27.04%
  • Other race: 3.95%
  • Asian: 2.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.04%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Smithfield, North Carolina is 13,235, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,669.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,966.

Smithfield, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,74563.92%
Black or African American3,27727.04%
Some Other Race4793.95%
Asian3592.96%
Two or More Races2472.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.08%

Smithfield Population Pyramid 2020

Smithfield Median Age

45.2


Total

42.4


Male

45.9


Female

Smithfield Adults

There are 9,617 adults, (2,667 of whom are seniors) in Smithfield.

Smithfield Age Dependency

74.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Smithfield Sex Ratio

Female

6,500

53.64%

Male

5,617

46.36%

Smithfield Households and Families

Smithfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Smithfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
All52.9%47.1%
Non Family47.2%52.8%
Male46.1%53.9%
Female33.2%66.8%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7042.4452.9
Non Family1,8961.1547.2
Married1,7593.269
Female7933.5233.2
Male2563.546.1

3.2

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

1.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Smithfield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade94110.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,05512.29%
High School Graduate2,30226.82%
Some College1,72420.09%
Associates Degree7969.28%
Bachelors Degree1,21914.20%
Graduate Degree5456.35%

Smithfield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,7424,0701,485
Black2,3371,636181
Hispanic1,28072798
Asian226161
Other Race224131
Multiple Races199
Native American1010

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 31.32%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,088$30,288$25,450
Less Than High School$19,683$26,438$16,019
High School Grad$27,113$31,412$25,791
Some College$24,605$24,750$24,554
Bachelors Degree$40,663$69,107$36,434
Graduate Degree$43,313$72,885$34,508

$27,088

Average Earnings

$30,288

Average Male

$25,450

Average Female

Smithfield Language

Smithfield Language by Age

Smithfield Language

78.85% of Smithfield residents speak only English, while 21.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.32% of the population.

Smithfield Poverty

Smithfield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,4981,20648.28%
Black3,09663220.41%
White5,48161011.13%
Other47914229.65%
Multiple2376427.00%
Asian359267.24%

21.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.83%

Male Poverty Rate

24.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smithfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smithfield is Hispanic, with 48.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smithfield is Asian, with 7.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.10%
High School21.05%
Some College10.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.67%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.04%
Female Employed14.17%
Female Unemployed13.12%
Male Employed5.56%

Smithfield Income

Smithfield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,579$53,909
Families$44,524$64,658
Married Families$67,625-
Non Families$25,357$34,705

Smithfield Marital Status

Smithfield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Smithfield Married by Age and Sex

Smithfield 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 Marital Status by Race

Smithfield Veterans

1,026

Number of Veterans

960

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam316
Second Gulf War253
Korea212
World War II191
First Gulf War94
Age Group Veterans
75+380
65 to 74209
35 to 54175
18 to 34164
55 to 6498
Name Veterans % of Total
White66810.44%
Black34913.34%
Hispanic402.51%
Other93.32%

$Smithfield Veterans by Education

12.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smithfield Employment Status

52.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Smithfield 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

61.05%

Born in North Carolina

85.01%

Native Born

14.99%

Foreign Born

10.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.01% of Smithfield residents were born in the United States, with 61.05% having been born in North Carolina. 10.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,2352832.18%
201912,9522832.23%
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%