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Smithfield is a town in Johnston County, in the Raleigh-Cary metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for John Smith, landowner.

The latitude of Smithfield is 35.508N. The longitude is -78.339W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 148 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,462.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,813
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 Neuse River.
Former and merged names include:
· Johnston Court House
Like the more famous city of the same name in Virginia, Smithfield prides itself on its country ham.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 131. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 10.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ava Gardner, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Ham and Yam Festival - May 5-6, 2007
  • Ava Gardner Fest - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Smithfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Ava Gardner Museum
Colleges and universities: Johnston Community 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Smithfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Raleigh-Durham area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27576 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Smithfield residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Smithfield ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Smithfield was $18,012, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Smithfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Smithfield festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Smithfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $986.


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Libraries in Smithfield include Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Smithfield include Smithfield Herald

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Politics

Johnston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Smithfield political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Smithfield workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 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 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Smithfield include Howard Johnson Express Inn Smithfield, Jameson Inn, Super 8.

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