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Income/capita 30%
Household income 40%
Unemployment 3%
IndexSmithfieldNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,768$26,779$29,829
Median household income$33,415$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,984$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,545$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$23,456$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$21,799$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate4.5%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level23.9%16.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Smithfield is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Smithfield is 40% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Smithfield is 3% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Smithfield is 58% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $22,274$33,415$66,830
      City
      $32,167$48,256$96,512
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Smithfield median earnings by income bracket

      Smithfield employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.8%3.9%
      Manufacturing sector12.7%2.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%7.3%
      Wholesale & retail services11.7%16.3%
      Public administration4.9%1.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.6%1.4%
      Education, health & social services13.0%29.9%
      Other27.5%25.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Archer Lodge, NC4,614$63,30814%
      Clayton, NC18,553$60,98910%
      Wilson's Mills, NC2,433$43,34622%
      Pine Level, NC2,143$41,95124%
      Princeton, NC1,343$31,92742%
      Smithfield, NC11,746$33,41540%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tucson Estates, AZ11,747$45,76017%
      Lansdowne, VA11,742$117,123112%
      Douglas, GA11,742$29,75746%
      Somersworth, NH11,756$60,94310%
      Los Alamos, NM11,733$101,53584%
      Smithfield, NC11,746$33,41540%
      Source: The Smithfield, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).