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Smithfield
  • Town in North Carolina

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Smithfield is a town in North Carolina with a population of 12,697. Smithfield is in Johnston County. Living in Smithfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Smithfield there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Smithfield and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Smithfield are above average.

About

About Smithfield...
Population
12,697

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$635
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    355.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    7.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    128.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    552.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,004.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  11%

Working in Smithfield

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,077
National
$64,994

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