Smithfield, Virginia Population 2020

8,547
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Smithfield is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 8,547, it is the 42nd largest city in Virginia and the 3436th largest city in the United States. Smithfield is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 5.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,089 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Smithfield has a population density of 906 people per square mile.

The average household income in Smithfield is $91,386 with a poverty rate of 14.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $972 per month, and the median house value is $283,100. The median age in Smithfield is 41.1 years, 40.6 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.1 males.

Smithfield Demographics

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

  • White: 65.97%
  • Black or African American: 27.63%
  • Two or more races: 5.38%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.10%
  • Asian: 0.06%
The current population of Smithfield, Virginia is 8,547, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,441.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,089.

Smithfield, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,49165.97%
Black or African American2,30027.63%
Two or More Races4485.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native490.59%
Some Other Race230.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.10%
Asian50.06%
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Smithfield Population Pyramid 2020

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Smithfield Median Age

41.1


Total

40.6


Male

41.6


Female

Smithfield Adults

There are 6,370 adults, (1,402 of whom are seniors) in Smithfield.

Smithfield Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Smithfield Sex Ratio

Female

4,497

54.02%

Male

3,827

45.98%

Smithfield Households and Families

Smithfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smithfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All69.4%30.6%
Male61.3%38.8%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Female29.4%70.6%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2362.5469.4
Married1,8403.0685
Non Family8401.1158.8
Female4763.129.4
Male802.4961.3

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Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

2.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Smithfield Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2163.69%
9th to 12th Grade5188.85%
High School Graduate1,42724.38%
Some College1,19720.45%
Associates Degree66011.28%
Bachelors Degree1,07018.28%
Graduate Degree76413.06%
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Smithfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,8833,6431,473
Black1,5151,122250
Hispanic27920172
Multiple Races12610316
Native American363610
Other Race23
Islander888
Asian555

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,094$53,547$35,303
Less Than High School$37,292$41,111$30,250
High School Grad$39,615$49,167$29,643
Some College$36,213$51,675$20,625
Bachelors Degree$53,867$72,557$49,063
Graduate Degree$66,833$75,625$60,781

$46,094

Average Earnings

$53,547

Average Male

$35,303

Average Female

Smithfield Language

Smithfield Language by Age

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Smithfield Language

95.12% of Smithfield residents speak only English, while 4.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

Smithfield Poverty

Smithfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,27945319.88%
White5,0323597.13%
Multiple44824153.79%
Hispanic40618946.55%

14.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.39%

Male Poverty Rate

18.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smithfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smithfield is Multiple, with 53.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smithfield is White, with 7.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.61%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.97%
Some College11.22%
High School9.88%
Bachelors or Greater2.93%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.59%
Male Unemployed18.62%
Female Employed8.02%
Male Employed3.74%

Smithfield Income

Smithfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,247$91,386
Families$85,294$108,114
Married Families$105,655-
Non Families$32,500$41,982
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Smithfield Marital Status

Smithfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

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 Veterans

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824

Number of Veterans

714

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War372
Vietnam297
Second Gulf War294
Korea35
World War II15
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54252
65 to 74224
55 to 64203
75+92
18 to 3453
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Name Veterans % of Total
White62714.20%
Black18911.15%
Hispanic93.23%
Hawaiian8100.00%

Smithfield Veterans by Education

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7.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smithfield Employment Status

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

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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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60.48%

Born in Virginia

97.54%

Native Born

2.46%

Foreign Born

1.27%

Non Citizen

1.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.54% of Smithfield residents were born in the United States, with 60.48% having been born in Virginia. 1.27% 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
20208,547530.62%
20198,494530.63%
20188,441820.98%
20178,359530.64%
20168,306310.37%
20158,275650.79%
20148,210710.87%
20138,139390.48%
20128,10070.09%
20118,093-7-0.09%
20108,1001,7762.51%
20006,3241,6383.04%
19904,6869682.34%
19803,7181,0053.20%
19702,7130.00%