Smithfield, Utah

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Smithfield, Utah

Introduction to Smithfield, Utah

Smithfield, Utah is located 43 miles N of Ogden, Utah (center to center) and is 386 miles W of Denver, Colorado. It is in Cache County. The population of the city is 7,261.

Smithfield History

Smithfield was first settled in October 1859 by Robert and John Thornley and Seth Langton. Additional settlers arrived in 1860. The area was originally named Summit. It was surveyed by Jessie Fox in March 1860. The area was named in honor of John Glover Smith, the Mormon bishop. A day school was established in Smithfield in 1881. The city is located in Cache County, which was created in 1856.

Smithfield and nearby Attractions

  • Summit Park Golf Course
  • Cache Valley Fun Park
  • Sherwood Hills
  • American West Heritage Center
  • Hyrum State Park
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site

Things To Do In Smithfield

While in Smithfield one can visit the American West Heritage Center, Golden Spike National Historic Site, and Hyrum State Park. The Summit Park Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Cache Valley Fun Park is also a popular tourist destination. It takes only a few minutes driving to reach the Sherwood Hills. In addition, the city organizes a number of recreational programs and events throughout the year.

Smithfield Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Smithfield Higher Education

Utah State University, Idaho State University, and Weber State University provide higher education in the area.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Smithfield Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 8% Smithfield Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Smithfield, Utah

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 7
Male Share of the Population 9 5
Racial Diversity 3 7
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5
Female Share of the Population 2 6
Senior Citizens 2 4
Well-Paid Single Women 1 6
Age of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 8
Average Household Size 10 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 6
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 6
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 7
People Living Alone 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Smithfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 386 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Cache
Standard Zip Codes 84335
Phone Area Codes 435
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.838
Longitude -111.831

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 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 53 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 20.3 inches
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 49 to 88 F
Oct Temp 29 to 63 F
Annual Precip 18.3 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 87 F
Oct Temp 30 to 63 F
Annual Precip 18.7 inches
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Smithfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,261 100%
Male 3,622 49.9%
Female 3,639 50.1%
Under 18 2,744 37.8%
18+ 4,517 62.2%
65+ 580 8%
Median Age 25.1
Average Family Size 3.85
White 6,915 95.2%
African-American 9 0.1%
Asian 35 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.2%
Other 205 2.8%
Mixed Race 77 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 366 5%

Estimated Smithfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,589
Growth 328
Growth % 4.5%

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 29.4%
US/American 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
German 8.6%
Danish 6.9%
Swedish 4.5%
Norwegian 4.5%
Irish 3.2%
Scottish 2.8%
Swiss 2.1%
Canadian 2.1%
British 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
European 1.7%
Scandinavian 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Italian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Smithfield 7,261 $49,828
Amalga 427 $44,375
Hyde Park 2,955 $54,545
Logan 42,670 $33,784
North Logan 6,163 $51,573
Richmond 2,051 $45,500
Trenton 449 $40,139

Smithfield Public Libraries

Smithfield Library
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(435) 563-3555

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520 S 250 E
Serves 1,462 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.5

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1. Heber, Utah 90.3   15.4% 8.6% 24.4% 23 $47,481 10.6% 5.7% 7,291 6.1% 10.7 1.5% 0.1
2. Holmen, Wisconsin 87   20% 7.5% 20.9% 20 $49,375 8.6% 4.7% 6,200 7.8% 23.7 0.3% 0.7
3. Reno, Texas 86.6   20.1% 9.4% 18.6% 19 $45,000 8.5% 6.5% 2,767 6.9% 18.4 0.3% 1.1
4. Jenks, Oklahoma 84.6   18.6% 9.1% 31.9% 21 $61,050 7.3% 12.6% 9,557 4.6% 21.5 0.3% 1.2
5. West Salem, Wisconsin 84.2   22.9% 12.8% 21.9% 21 $50,176 8.9% 2% 4,540 3.5% 15.9 0.5% 0.9
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