Smithfield, Virginia Population 2021

8,529
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Smithfield is a city located in Isle of Wight County Virginia. With a 2020 population of 8,529, it is the 42nd largest city in Virginia and the 3451st largest city in the United States . Smithfield is currently growing at a rate of 0.32% annually and its population has increased by 5.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,089 in 2010. Smithfield reached it's highest population of 8,529 in 2021. Spanning over 10 miles, Smithfield has a population density of 905 people per square mile.

The average household income in Smithfield is $91,022 with a poverty rate of 17.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $925 per month, and the median house value is $282,800. The median age in Smithfield is 40.2 years, 40.1 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Smithfield Demographics

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

  • White: 65.28%
  • Black or African American: 30.01%
  • Two or more races: 3.05%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Other race: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Smithfield, Virginia is 8,529 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,448.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,089.

Smithfield, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,46265.28%
Black or African American2,51130.01%
Two or More Races2553.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.75%
Some Other Race440.53%
Asian260.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.07%
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Smithfield Population by Race

Smithfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Smithfield Median Age

40.2


Total

40.1


Male

40.2


Female

Smithfield Adults

There are 6,431 adults, (1,509 of whom are seniors) in Smithfield.

Smithfield Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Smithfield Sex Ratio

Female

4,478

53.52%

Male

3,889

46.48%

Smithfield Population by Age

Smithfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smithfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All69.6%30.4%
Male61.3%38.8%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female35.5%64.5%

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smithfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3212.4969.6
Married1,7933.0385.9
Non Family9051.0958.6
Female5433.0835.5
Male802.3861.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Smithfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1732.96%
9th to 12th Grade5048.63%
High School Graduate1,50425.75%
Some College1,28622.02%
Associates Degree62410.68%
Bachelors Degree1,06018.15%
Graduate Degree69011.81%
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Smithfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smithfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,8713,6781,380
Black1,5861,159254
Hispanic25918163
2+ Races636329
Native American515114
Other Race3621
Asian26264
Islander666

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Smithfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,279$55,213$31,793
Less Than 9th Grade$35,139$42,230$
High School Graduate$38,810$49,750$24,500
Some College$40,156$53,984$23,355
Bachelors Degree$57,750$71,042$50,217
Graduate Degree$72,642$85,417$57,375

$45,279

Average Earnings

$55,213

Average Male

$31,793

Average Female

Smithfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smithfield Language by Age

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Smithfield Language

94.84% of Smithfield residents speak only English, while 5.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Smithfield Language

Smithfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,47376731.01%
White5,1193406.64%
Hispanic44026159.32%
Multiple25514356.08%

17.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.10%

Male Poverty Rate

21.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smithfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smithfield is Hispanic, with 59.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smithfield is White, with 6.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.76%.

Smithfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.49%
High School11.57%
Some College9.43%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

Smithfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.25%
Male Unemployed31.03%
Female Employed11.21%
Male Employed5.37%

Smithfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smithfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,607$91,022
Families$82,240$107,298
Married Families$107,241-
Non Families$39,574$46,280
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Income by Household Type

Smithfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Smithfield Married by Age and Sex

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Smithfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Smithfield Marital Status by Race

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Smithfield Marital Status

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806

Number of Veterans

656

Male Veterans

150

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War329
Second Gulf War303
Vietnam277
Korea38
World War II24

Smithfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54238
65 to 74186
55 to 64163
75+145
18 to 3474

Smithfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White61314.30%
Black1749.11%
Hispanic3612.00%
Other Race1336.11%
Islander6100.00%

Smithfield Veterans by Race

Smithfield Veterans by Education

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8.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smithfield Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Smithfield Employment by Age

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Smithfield Employment by Race

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Smithfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.76%

Born in Smithfield

97.65%

Native Born

2.35%

Foreign Born

1.41%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.65% of Smithfield residents were born in the United States, with 62.76% having been born in Virginia. 1.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Smithfield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,529270.32%
20208,502270.32%
20198,475270.32%
20188,448851.02%
20178,363520.63%
20168,311330.40%
20158,278640.78%
20148,214720.88%
20138,142390.48%
20128,10380.10%
20118,095-5-0.06%
20108,1001,7762.51%
20006,3241,6383.04%
19904,6869682.34%
19803,7181,0053.20%
19702,7130.00%

Smithfield Population by Year