Smithfield, NC

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2020 Population
12,697
2.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.6
0.668% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
24.7%
11.6% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$34,077
6.21% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$144,700
1.76% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
4,797
1.76% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Smithfield, NC had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $34,077. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Smithfield, NC grew from 12,400 to 12,697, a 2.4% increase and its median household income declined from $36,335 to $34,077, a −6.21% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Smithfield, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.5%), White (Hispanic) (12.5%), Other (Hispanic) (3.11%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%).

None of the households in Smithfield, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.9% of the residents in Smithfield, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Smithfield, NC are Johnston Community College (1,627 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Smithfield, NC was $144,700, and the homeownership rate was 56%.

Most people in Smithfield, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Smithfield, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Smithfield, NC is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.67% of Smithfield, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.1k people).

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.64k people) in Smithfield, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.59k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.9%
2020 Citizenship
90.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92.9% of Smithfield, NC residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Smithfield, NC was 90.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Smithfield, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.64k ± 857
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.62k ± 795
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.59k ± 486
16.5%
Hispanic Population
2.1k people

In 2020, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.64k people) in Smithfield, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.62k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.59k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.5% of the people in Smithfield, NC are hispanic (2.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    224,275 ± 11,501 people
  2. India
    74,765 ± 6,689 people
  3. Honduras
    37,815 ± 4,766 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 224,275 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 74,765 and Honduras with 37,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.1k people
11.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people

As of 2020, 8.67% of Smithfield, NC residents (1.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Smithfield, NC was 11.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    361 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    227 ± 129
  3. Korea
    100 ± 81

Smithfield, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Smithfield, NC employs 4.8k people. The largest industries in Smithfield, NC are Accommodation & Food Services (761 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (694 people), and Retail Trade (649 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,295), Finance & Insurance ($66,250), and Utilities ($55,455).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,357. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.8k
2020 Value
± 614
−1.76%
1 Year decline
± 17.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Smithfield, NC declined at a rate of −1.76%, from 4.88k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Smithfield, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (624 people), Management Occupations (540 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (517 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Smithfield, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.8k
2020 Value
± 614
−1.76%
1 Year decline
± 17.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Smithfield, NC declined at a rate of −1.76%, from 4.88k employees to 4.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Smithfield, NC, are Accommodation & Food Services (761 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (694 people), and Retail Trade (649 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Smithfield, NC, though some of these residents may live in Smithfield, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,326
Median earning men ± $5,428
$26,178
Median earning women ± $3,510

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,191), Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,227), and Public Administration ($56,141).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,773), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($41,514), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($35,444).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.9B
  2. $49B
  3. $48.7B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.9B, followed by Machinery ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($48.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$488B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
89.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $488B. This is expected to increase 89.6% to $926B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $27B
  3. $18.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $35.1B, followed by Virginia with $27B and Georgia and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Smithfield, NC awarded 1,627 degrees. The student population of Smithfield, NC in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,444 male students and 2,738 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Smithfield, NC are White (1,063 and 66.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (262 and 16.4%), Black or African American (181 and 11.3%), and Unknown (63 and 3.94%).

The largest universities in Smithfield, NC by number of degrees awarded are Johnston Community College (1,627 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Smithfield, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (285 and 17.5%), Information Technology (197 and 12.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (137 and 8.42%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 4,182 students enrolled in Smithfield, NC, 34.5% men and 65.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,742 records, of which 63.4% were women and 36.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 285 degree-majors awarded
  2. 52 degree-majors awarded
  3. 44 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Smithfield, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 285 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,627 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johnston Community College with 1,627 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 742 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Smithfield, NC, which is 0.838 times less than the 885 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,063 degrees mean that there were 4.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 262 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($225) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,428) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.849% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.733% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.14M), Some college (1.89M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Smithfield, NC was $144,700 in 2020, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $142,200 to $144,700, a 1.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Smithfield, NC is 56%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Smithfield, NC have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Smithfield, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$144,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,715
$2,806
Median Property Taxes
±$449

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Smithfield, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Smithfield, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56%
Homeownership
2020
71.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56% of the housing units in Smithfield, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 408
  2. Census Tract 406

The following map shows all of the places in Smithfield, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$34,077
Median Household Income
± $5,174
5.02k
Number of Households
± 710

In 2020, the median household income of the 5.02k households in Smithfield, NC declined from $34,077 from the previous year's value of $36,335.

The following chart displays the households in Smithfield, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Smithfield, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.395% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.44%)

In 2020, 85.3% of workers in Smithfield, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.78%) and those who worked at home (5.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Smithfield, NC have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.692% of the workforce in Smithfield, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Smithfield, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Smithfield, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Smithfield, NC (2.88k out of 11.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Smithfield, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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86.3% of the population of Smithfield, NC has health coverage, with 30.3% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 3.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Johnston County, NC see 3685 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.02% increase from the previous year (3577 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3950 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1057 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,685 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Johnston County, NC

Primary care physicians in Johnston County, NC see an average of 3,685 patients per year. This represents a 3.02% increase from the previous year (3,577 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Johnston County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 15% between 18 and 34 years, 43.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.7%
Uninsured
30.3%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
3.05%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Smithfield, NC declined by 20.6% from 17.3% to 13.7%.

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