Johnston County

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'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

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Smithfield, NC Demographics

Median Population in Smithfield , NC

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

Race in Smithfield , NC

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

Population By Gender in Smithfield , NC

  Male 45.8%
  Female 54.2%

Language in Smithfield , NC

  English Only 82.8%
  English Other 17.2%

Economics in Smithfield , NC

  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

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Commute Types in Smithfield , NC

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

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