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Smithfield is a town in Providence County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.

The latitude of Smithfield is 41.921N. The longitude is -71.55W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,613.


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Median household income
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$55,621
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Smithfield demographic reports
Smithfield is on the Woonasquatucket River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Nearby parks & recreation: Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Smith-Appleby House Museum
Colleges and universities: Bryant College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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5% of Smithfield residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Smithfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Smithfield was $23,224, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Smithfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Smithfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $554.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,252.


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The average commute time for Smithfield workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Smithfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Smithfield include Comfort Suites Smithfield, Fairfield Inn.

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