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Population (year 2000): 11,510. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,970 (+4.0% change)
Males: 5,738 (49.9%), Females: 5,772 (50.1%)

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Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $27,813 (year 2000)
Median house value: $100,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Smithfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (57.4%)
  • Black (31.0%)
  • Hispanic (9.9%)
  • Other race (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.7%), English (10.8%), Irish (4.8%), German (3.4%), French (1.8%), Scottish (1.7%).North Carolina

Elevation: 153 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles

Smithfield,

For population 25 years and over in Smithfield

  • High school or higher: 69.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield town

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

8.3% Foreign born (7.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +689 (+6.4%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Raleigh, (29.6 miles pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (380.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: West Smithfield, NC (2.9 miles) , NC Selma, (4.7 miles Mills, NC (4.8 miles Wilson's Level, NC (6.9 miles Pine Oaks, NC Four (6.9 miles NC (10.5 miles Micro, NC Clayton, (12.2 miles NC (13.1 miles Princeton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings

Latitude: 35.51 N, Longitude: 78.35 W

Area code: 919


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.6%), Retail trade (15.9%), Manufacturing (13.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,326 (+55.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,826 (44.8%)


 

Crime in Smithfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 0 0 2 1 1
    per 100,000 26.1 0.0 0.0 17.4 8.7 8.7
Rapes 5 4 6 1 1 4
    per 100,000 43.4 34.8 52.1 8.7 8.7 34.8
Robberies 37 61 48 45 34 41
    per 100,000 321.5 530.0 417.0 391.0 295.4 356.2
Assaults 102 99 104 97 95 83
    per 100,000 886.2 860.1 903.6 842.7 825.4 721.1
Burglaries 322 245 340 268 185 191
    per 100,000 2797.6 2128.6 2954.0 2328.4 1607.3 1659.4
Thefts 817 866 928 986 863 849
    per 100,000 7098.2 7523.9 8062.6 8566.5 7497.8 7376.2
Auto thefts 99 120 75 74 69 89
    per 100,000 860.1 1042.6 651.6 642.9 599.5 773.2
865.7 878.3 908.1 863.8 726.2 746.7

Average climate in Smithfield, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Smithfield,

Smithfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the Smithfield city center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/28/1988, a category 4 tornado 37.3 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Smithfield:
  • JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (PO BOX 1376 509 BRIGHT LEAF BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Smithfield:
  • BETSY JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; DUNN, NC)
  • HOLLY HILL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (about 25 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
  • WAKE CO ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT CTR (about 25 miles; RALEIGH, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Smithfield:
  • SEYMOUR JOHNSON AFB (about 30 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC; ID: GSB)
  • RALEIGH-DURHAM INTL (about 39 miles; RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC; ID: RDU)
  • ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON RGNL (about 40 miles; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; ID: RWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Smithfield:
  • JOHNSTON COUNTY (about 4 miles; SMITHFIELD, NC; ID: JNX)
  • TRIPLE W (about 26 miles; RALEIGH, NC; ID: 5W5)
  • GOLDSBORO-WAYNE MUNI (about 28 miles; GOLDSBORO, NC; ID: GWW)

Amtrak station near Smithfield:
  • 5 miles: SELMA-SMITHFIELD (SELMA, 401 E. RAILROAD AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9 $30,720 $40,960 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,989 $23,868 0 $0
Streets and Highways 13 $29,564 $27,289 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 13 $26,685 $24,632 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $31,889 $38,266 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $21,764 $32,646 0 $0
Water Supply 10 $31,012 $37,214 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $12,286 $24,572 0 $0
Firefighters 6 $29,528 $59,056 0 $0
Electric Power 15 $53,104 $42,483 0 $0
Health 0 $0   7 $8,818
Police Protection - Officers 33 $102,709 $37,348 0 $0
Other Government Administration 13 $19,696 $18,180 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 3 $6,165 $24,660 0 $0
Totals for Government 140 $397,109 $34,037 7 $8,818
College/University in Smithfield:
  • JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,902; Location: 245 COLLEGE ROAD; Public; Website: www.johnston.cc.nc.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithfield:
  • WAKE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; RALEIGH, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,754)
  • SHAW UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,299)
  • NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY AT RALEIGH (about 28 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 23,918)
  • CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY INC (about 29 miles; BUIES CREEK, NC; FT enrollment: 5,286)
  • MEREDITH COLLEGE (about 32 miles; RALEIGH, NC; FT enrollment: 2,173)
  • DURHAM TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; DURHAM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,338)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
Public high school in Smithfield:
  • SMITHFIELD-SELMA HIGH (Students: 1,407; Location: 700 BOOKER DAIRY RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Smithfield:
  • SMITHFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 788; Location: 1455 BUFFALO RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTH SMITHFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 562; Location: 201 W SANDERS ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WEST SMITHFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 443; Location: 2665 GALILEE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTH CAMPUS COMMUNITY (Students: 117; Location: 521 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Smithfield:
  • JOHNSTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 198; Location: 923 BOOKER DAIRY RD/BOX 1599; Grades: PK - 9)
Library in Smithfield:
  • PUBLIC LIBRARY OF JOHNSTON CNTY & SMITHFIELD (Operating income: $1,437,732; Location: 305 MARKET STREET; 196,944 books; 4,833 audio materials; 5,388 video materials; 360 serial subscriptions)
 

Smithfield compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Smithfield:
  • WMPM (1270 AM; 5 kW; SMITHFIELD, NC; Owner: CAROLINA BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPYB (1130 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BENSON, NC; Owner: BENSON-DUNN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHPY (1590 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, NC; Owner: FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZB (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SELMA, NC; Owner: BASS MUSIC CORPORATION)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Smithfield:
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W276AX (103.1 FM; PRINCETON, ETC., NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSHA (88.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SHAW UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)
  • WNNL (103.9 FM; FUQUAY-VARINA, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCCE (90.1 FM; BUIES CREEK, NC; Owner: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY, INCORPORATED)
  • WCLN-FM (107.3 FM; CLINTON, NC; Owner: CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAJC (90.5 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
TV broadcast stations around Smithfield:
  • WARZ-LP (Channel 34; SMITHFIELD/SELMA, NC; Owner: WATERS & BROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W64CN (Channel 64; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WHOA-LP (Channel 60; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W68BK (Channel 68; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE)
  • WWIW-LP (Channel 66; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W58CD (Channel 58; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W63CW (Channel 63; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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