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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Smithfield is a town in North Carolina with a population of 11,824. Smithfield is in Johnston County. Living in Smithfield offers residents a 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 Smithfield...
Population
11,824

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$784
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    392.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    168.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    800.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,635.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Smithfield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,551
National
$55,322

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Smithfield Reviews

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I have lived in Smithfield most of my life. I love the small town feel. Downtown has great shops and a movie theater! Easily accessible with Hwy 70 and I-95 only minutes alway from you. We have a great number of big name restaurants, stores and hotels for anyone’s preference.
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I have lived in Smithfield, North Carolina my entire life. It is a great town, but I would definitely prefer living deeper in the country. Every year I enjoy the Christmas parade in downtown Smithfield. In 2018, a club at my school called Fellowship of Christian Athletes made a float and I was able to ride in it during the parade. It was a wonderful experience and I was excited to be a part of the parade, since it was my senior year. My favorite thing about Smithfield is every year in the month of May they have a Ham and Yam festival. I have gone to this festival since I was a little kid and I enjoy everything about it, mostly the ham biscuits of course. People from all over the community comes to have a wonderful time with family and friends and that is what I love about it. I would say that Smithfield is a wonderful town, but I'm definitely ready to explore more of what North Carolina has to offer.
The first change that I think should come about in the little town of Smithfield, NC is the expansion of the town in general. I've been born and bred here for mostly all of my life and would love to see it flourish and grow into something spectacular!