Smithfield, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smithfield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Smithfield had a population of 8,425 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Smithfield is located at latitude 36.9719 and longitude -76.613 in Isle of Wight County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Smithfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.92 sq. miles. Isle of Wight County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Town of Smithfield (GNIS ID: 2391413) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Smithfield, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,425
Population in Households 8,294
Population in Familes 7,158
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density1 891
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 3,255
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 2,391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,349 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 906 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $284,451
Average Home Value $332,407


Median Household Income $66,632
Average Household Income $80,143
Per Capita Income $31,786
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.79%
Households 0.59% 0.75%
Families 0.41% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Smithfield, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithfield to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 77th
Population Density1 # 266 55th
Diversity Index2 # 261 56th
Median Household Income # 176 70th
Per Capita Income # 173 71st

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