Smithfield demographics profile

StatisticSmithfieldNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)96818191
Median age44.738.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1835%43%43%
Speak English83%89%79%
Speak Spanish15%7%13%
Smithfield, NC has a population of 11,746 and is the 3,472nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 968 per sq mi which is 435% higher than the North Carolina average and 969% higher than the national average. The median age in Smithfield is 45 which is approximately 17% higher than the North Carolina average of 38. In Smithfield, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 15% speak Spanish. 61% of Smithfield residents were born in North Carolina, 26% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Smithfield is 435% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Smithfield is 17% higher than North Carolina.
  • In Smithfield 64.75% of the population is White.
  • In Smithfield 26.91% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Smithfield 2.59% of the population is Asian.

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Smithfield population breakdown by race

RaceSmithfieldNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American26.91%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.09%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.20%2.45%3.06%
Other race2.47%3.01%4.75%
In Smithfield, 16.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Smithfield, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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