Smithfield, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smithfield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Smithfield had a population of 8,519 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Smithfield, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,519
Daytime Population: Workers 5,770
Daytime Population: Residents 4,519
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,289
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 8,388
Population in Familes 7,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density2 901
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $68,790
Average Household Income $81,373
Per Capita Income $32,153


Total Housing Units 3,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,334 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 946 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $292,929
Average Home Value $344,634


Total Households 3,280
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 2,404
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.9%
Households 0.61% 0.84%
Families 0.43% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 2017 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 # 137 77th
Population Density # 266 55th
Diversity Index # 261 56th
Median Household Income # 174 71st
Per Capita Income # 177 70th

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