Smithfield, Maine

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Smithfield, Maine

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High Points

Smithfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

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Racial Diversity
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Top 17% Smithfield Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Smithfield, Maine

Comparing Smithfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Age of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Racial Diversity 4 9
Senior Citizens 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 8
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Smithfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 168 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 04978
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.63
Longitude -69.83

Smithfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Smithfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 930 100%
Male 465 50%
Female 465 50%
Under 18 226 24.3%
18+ 704 75.7%
65+ 125 13.4%
Median Age 40.2
Average Family Size 2.84
White 915 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 4 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1%

Estimated Smithfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 927
Growth -3
Growth % -0.3%

Smithfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 23.8%
Irish 14.9%
French (except Basque) 14%
US/American 11.8%
French Canadian 11%
German 8.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Scottish 2.7%
Italian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Swedish 1.1%
Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Smithfield 930 $41,339
New Sharon 1,297 $37,171
Norridgewock 3,294 $41,536
Oakland 5,959 $43,654
Rome 980 $46,635
Skowhegan 8,824 $35,880
Starks 578 $33,462
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