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Overview

Introduction to Smithfield, North Carolina

Smithfield, North Carolina is 24 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina.It is in Johnston county. The town is part of the Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill metro area.

Smithfield History

Smithfield was officially incorporated in 1777. It was founded by John Smith, a native of Virginia. The town was also named after its founder. However, the area was originally known as Smith’s Ferry. It became the county seat of Johnston County in 1771. Smithfield is the hometown of Ava Gardner, the Academy Award-nominated American actress who is also known as one of the greatest stars of the American Film Institute.

Smithfield and nearby Attractions

  • Ava Gardner Museum
  • Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site
  • North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Marbles Kids Museum
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • William B. Umstead State Park

Things To Do In Smithfield

While in Smithfield you can visit the Ava Gardner Museum, which has a great collection of personal belongings of Ava Lavinia Gardner, a legendary American actress. One can also visit the Johnston County Heritage Center. The Country Club of Johnston County is an ideal destination for golf lovers. You can also visit the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, and Clemmons State Educational Forest. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Rose Manor Shopping Center and Sky City Shopping Center.

Smithfield Transportation

Flights can be availed from Seymour Johnson AFB.

Smithfield Higher Education

Johnston Community College is the local college. Wake Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, Shaw University, and many other colleges and universities also offer higher education facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,746
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens23.3%
Employed Population 16+4,536
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$24,842
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,393
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,445

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,833
% Above Poverty Level76.1%
% Below Poverty Level23.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.3%
Median Gross Rent$690
Median House Value$123,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49%
English14.4%
Irish6%
Scottish5%
German4.6%
French Except Basque1.9%
African1.7%
Russian0.7%
Italian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Polish0.3%
Norwegian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Smithfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnston County
Standard Zip Codes27577
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.5
Approximate Longitude-78.34

Smithfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSMITHFIELD
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationCLAYTON WTP
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationGOLDSBORO 4 SE
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clayton18,553$72,437
Four Oaks2,150$41,574
Micro661$37,500
Pine Level2,143$53,000
Princeton1,343$45,417
Selma6,325$25,417

Smithfield Public Libraries

Public Library Of Johnston County & Smithfield
305 MARKET ST
Smithfield, North Carolina
(919) 934-8146

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Smithfield Hospitals

Johnston Medical Center - Smithfield
(Government - District/authority)
509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
(919) 934-8171

Smithfield Public Schools

Johnston Co Early College Academy
235 College Rd
ZIP: 27520
(919) 464-2314
High
Total Enrollment 244
Johnston Co Middle College
245 College Rd
ZIP: 27577
(919) 464-2303
High
Total Enrollment 122
Neuse Charter School
909 Booker Dairy Rd
ZIP: 27577
(919) 938-1077
Other
Total Enrollment 764
Smithfield Middle
1455 Buffalo Rd
ZIP: 27577
(919) 934-4696
Middle
Total Enrollment 744
Smithfield-selma High
700 Booker Dairy Rd
ZIP: 27577
(919) 934-5191
High
Total Enrollment 1249
South Campus Community High
521 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
ZIP: 27577
(919) 934-6481
High
Total Enrollment 19
South Campus Community Middle
425 S Collier Street
ZIP: 27577
(919) 934-6481
Middle
Total Enrollment 13
South Smithfield Elementary
201 W Sanders St
ZIP: 27577
(919) 934-8979
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
West Smithfield Elementary
2665 Galilee Road
ZIP: 27577
(919) 989-6418
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
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