Smithfield, NC: What you need to know

As the seat of Johnston County, Smithfield heads one of the fastest-growing areas in North Carolina. Just a short drive from Raleigh-Durham, the area is known for its highly acclaimed school system as well as its strong workforce programs at Johnston Community College. A leader in agri-tourism, Smithfield is also the birthplace of the late Ava Gardner, and her house-turned-museum landed the city on Livability.com's Top 10 Unusual Museums.


Smithfield, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 11,562
Median Age 44
Median Household Income $30,995
Median Home Price $127,100
READ THE DIGITAL MAGAZINE

Smithfield , NC Real Estate

History, rural character, high quality of life draw newcomers to Smithfield.

From high school sports to hometown festivals, Johnston County has many celebrations.

Towns in Johnston County, NC include Benson, Clayton, Cleveland, Four Oaks, Kenly, Selma and Smithfield.

Smithfield , NC Schools

Smithfield, NC Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 45.8%
  Female 54.2%

 
10.4% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Smithfield , NC

Median Population

Median Age 44.3%
Age 18 Over 79.6%
Age 21 Over 77%
Age 62 Over 28.9%
Age 65 Over 23.6%

Race

  Ethnicity White 63.2%
  Ethnicity Black 26.1%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 16.7%
  Ethnicity Other 5.7%

Economics

  Median Household Income $30,995
  Median Home Price $127,100
  Homes Owned 48.2%
  Homes Rent 51.8%
  Median Property Rent $714

We have a blend of yesterday and today, with a present that's pointed toward the future. It makes this a well balanced community and great place to live.
Carl Lamm, local radio personality

Language

  English Only 82.8%
  English Other 17.2%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 22.2 MINUTES
in Smithfield , NC

Commute Types

  Walked 1.7%
  Worked at Home 2.2%
  Public Transportation 0.1%
  Other Means 2.6%
  Drove Alone 87.9%
  Carpooled 5.6%