City At A Glance

Veterans Memorial in Smithfield, NC
Veterans Memorial in Smithfield, NC

Quick Facts:

Population: 11,571
Median Household Income: $36,105
Average Work Commute: 16 Minutes
Median Home Price: $86,756

About Smithfield, NC

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's Top 10 Unusual Museums.