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Smithfield is a borough in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Smithfield. For links to other places called Smithfield, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Smithfield is 39.803N. The longitude is -79.808W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,086 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 834.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Smithfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15478 ZIP code.
25% of Smithfield residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $13,618, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Smithfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Smithfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $628.
Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Smithfield political report.
The average commute time for Smithfield workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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