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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,629
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens9.5%
Employed Population 16+4,542
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married65.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,928
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,260

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,304
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone13.9%
Median Gross Rent$881
Median House Value$198,700

Ancestry

English33.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
Danishn9.1%
German8.3%
Swedish6%
Scottish6%
Irish3.8%
Italian3.4%
Norwegian3.3%
Swiss2.4%
Welsh2.2%
Polish1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Australian1%
Dutch1%
Canadian0.7%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Smithfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cache County
Standard Zip Codes84335
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.82
Approximate Longitude-111.87

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)

StationRICHMOND
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp53 to 91 F
Oct Temp35 to 64 F
Annual Precip20.3 inches
StationTRENTON
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp49 to 88 F
Oct Temp29 to 63 F
Annual Precip18.3 inches
StationLOGAN 5 SW EXP FARM
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp52 to 87 F
Oct Temp30 to 63 F
Annual Precip18.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amalga620$58,409
Hyde Park4,277$86,339
Logan49,539$43,337
North Logan9,820$72,388
Richmond2,546$59,643
Trenton451$55,000

Smithfield Public Libraries

Smithfield Library
25 NORTH MAIN STREET
Smithfield, Utah
(435) 563-3555

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Smithfield Public Schools

Birch Creek School
675 W 220 N
ZIP: 84335
(435) 792-7692
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Sky View High
520 S 250 E
ZIP: 84335
(435) 563-6273
High
Total Enrollment 1663
Summit School
80 W Center
ZIP: 84335
(435) 563-6269
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Sunrise School
225 S 455 E
ZIP: 84335
(435) 563-3866
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
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