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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Smithfield was $18,012, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Smithfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Smithfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $986.
Libraries in Smithfield include Public Library of Johnston County & Smithfield ... View libraries
Newspapers in Smithfield include Smithfield Herald
Johnston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Smithfield political report.
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.
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