Smithfield, Rhode Island

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Population in 2010: 21,430.
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 
Males: 10,317  (48.1%)
Females: 11,113  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Rhode Island median age:

42.3 years

Zip codes: 02917.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $85,309 (it was $55,621 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$85,309
RI:

$63,870

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,560 (it was $23,224 in 2000)

Smithfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $267,355 (it was $141,500 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$267,355
RI:

$257,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $266,445; detached houses: $280,229; townhouses or other attached units: $236,103; in 2-unit structures: $225,752; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,814; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,225; mobile homes: $71,268
March 2019 cost of living index in Smithfield: 102.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Smithfield, RI (2010)
    • 20,19894.3%White alone
    • 4662.2%Hispanic
    • 2751.3%Asian alone
    • 2521.2%Black alone
    • 1810.8%Two or more races
    • 340.2%Other race alone
    • 230.1%American Indian alone

Races in Smithfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Rhode Island and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Smithfield, Rhode Island as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Smithfield is 2,143 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Smithfield by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(13.9)
3
(14.0)
3
(14.2)
3
(14.1)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.3)
5
(23.2)
1
(4.6)
4
(18.3)
7
(32.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
2
(9.4)
3
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.3)
1
(4.6)
2
(9.1)
2
(9.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(60.1)
7
(32.6)
5
(23.6)
9
(42.3)
5
(23.5)
15
(70.1)
12
(56.0)
14
(65.1)
4
(18.6)
5
(23.2)
10
(46.2)
4
(18.3)
12
(55.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(147.9)
43
(200.0)
33
(155.7)
29
(136.2)
34
(160.1)
43
(200.9)
37
(172.8)
50
(232.7)
32
(149.0)
37
(171.8)
29
(133.9)
23
(105.1)
20
(92.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
206
(952.3)
220
(1,023)
243
(1,146)
248
(1,165)
234
(1,102)
228
(1,065)
237
(1,107)
155
(721.3)
172
(800.7)
193
(896.2)
164
(757.2)
210
(959.6)
164
(754.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(78.6)
19
(88.4)
13
(61.3)
13
(61.1)
18
(84.7)
8
(37.4)
19
(88.7)
13
(60.5)
6
(27.9)
5
(23.2)
13
(60.0)
5
(22.8)
5
(23.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(18.5)
4
(18.6)
4
(18.9)
3
(14.1)
4
(18.8)
5
(23.4)
2
(9.3)
3
(14.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.2)
2
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)80.679.787.183.673.381.678.465.855.975.758.868.678.0

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City-data.com crime index in Smithfield, RI

Crime rate in Smithfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 54 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Rhode Island average:

2.34
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Ancestries: Italian (31.1%), Irish (21.7%), English (13.7%), French (11.9%), French Canadian (9.2%), German (6.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1731

Elevation: 266 feet

Land area: 26.6 square miles.

Population density: 806 people per square mile   (low).

Smithfield, Rhode Island map

705 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This town:

3.4%
Rhode Island:

11.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Smithfield town:

1.8% ($2,514)
Rhode Island:

1.9% ($2,507)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Providence, RI (7.3 miles , pop. 173,618).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (37.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (141.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Greenville, RI (1.0 miles ),
Harmony, RI (1.8 miles ),
North Providence, RI (2.1 miles ),
Johnston, RI (2.2 miles ),
Lincoln, RI (2.4 miles ),
Cumberland Hill, RI (2.7 miles ),
North Smithfield, RI (2.7 miles ),
Chepachet, RI (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.89 N, Longitude: 71.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 401

Distribution of median household income in Smithfield, RI in 2017
Smithfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 55 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $80,300
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2004: 61 buildings, average cost: $259,200
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $285,400
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $304,200
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $404,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $219,000
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $172,300
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2017: 35 buildings, average cost: $229,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Smithfield, RI residents
Average permit cost in Smithfield, RI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Rhode Island:

3.7%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Smithfield, RI
Historical housing units in Smithfield, RI

Population change in the 1990s: +1,333 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in Smithfield, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.5%)
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Smithfield, RI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.3%)

Average climate in Smithfield, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.3. This is about average.

City:

77.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 8.41. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0162. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0162
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Smithfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Rhode Island state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Smithfield town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smithfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 210.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from Smithfield center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.6 miles away from Smithfield center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 258.0 miles away from Smithfield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Providence County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smithfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Smithfield:

  • ROGLER FARM ROAD GROUP HOME (1 ROGLER FARM ROAD)
  • ELMBROOK HOME INC (40 FARNUM PIKE)
  • HEBERT NURSING HOME (180 LOG ROAD)
  • HERITAGE HILLS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (80 DOUGLAS PIKE)
  • NORTH BAY RETIREMENT LIVING (171 PLEASANT VIEW AVENUE)

Amtrak station near Smithfield:

  • 8 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Smithfield:

  • Bryant University (Full-time enrollment: 3,440; Location: 1150 Douglas Pike; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bryant.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Smithfield:

  • Rhode Island College (about 5 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,189)
  • Providence College (about 6 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 8 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 8 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Brown University (about 8 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 13 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 16 miles; East Greenwich, RI; FT enrollment: 3,183)

Public high school in Smithfield:

Private high school in Smithfield:

  • MASTERS REGIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 152, Location: 915 DOUGLAS PIKE, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Smithfield:

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Libraries in Smithfield:

  • GREENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $910,624; Location: 573 PUTNAM PIKE; 82,604 books; 228 e-books; 3,647 audio materials; 5,061 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 22 other licensed databases; 190 print serial subscriptions)
  • EAST SMITHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $537,521; Location: 50 ESMOND STREET; 59,251 books; 131 e-books; 1,495 audio materials; 4,300 video materials; 20 other licensed databases; 129 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Smithfield: Mowrys Corners (A), Apple Valley (B), Mountaindale (C), Appleland Orchard (D), Jaswells Farm (E), Matteo's Farm (F), Steere Orchard (G), Seven Cedars Christmas Tree Farm (H), Greenville Fire Station (I), Smithfield Fire Department Station 2 (J), Smithfield Fire Department Station 3 (K), East Smithfield Public Library (L), Smithfield Police Department (M), Smithfield Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (N), Pleasant View Day Care Center (O), Kittens and Cubs Day Care Center (P), Just For Kids Day Care (Q), Greenville Public Library (R), Child Care Connection of Smithfield (S), Bryant College Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Greenville Shopping Center (1), Apple Valley Mall Shopping Center (2), Johnston Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Smithfield include: Greenville Baptist Church (A), Union Chapel (B), Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (C), Georgiaville Baptist Church (D), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Sebille Pond (A), Gould Pond (B), Slack Reservoir (C), Curran Lower Reservoir (D), Upper Sprague Reservoir (E), Harris Pond (F), Stillwater Reservoir (G), Stillwater Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Angell Brook (A), Sprague Brook (B), Hanton Brook (C), Airport Creek (D), Harris Brook (E), Whipple Brook (F), Gould Brook (G), Stillwater River (H), Latham Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Smithfield include: Georgiaville Historic District (1), Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Mountaindale Beach (A), Slacks Pond Beach (B), Georgiaville Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Smith-Appleby House (Historical Places & Services; 220 Stillwater Road) (1), Dattco (Tours & Charters; 47 A Cedar Swamp Rd.) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Fairfield Inn (George Washington Hi) (1), Comfort Suites Smithfield (1010 Douglas Pike) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: David Wilkinson (machinist) - Inventor of the lathe, Elisha Bartlett - Politician, Peleg Arnold - Judge, Sullivan Ballou - Union Army officer.

Providence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Smithfield and their reported violations in the past:

HEBERT NURSING HOME, INC. (Population served: 133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2010), St BCA signed (DEC-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-14-2007)
JUST FOR KIDS, INC. (Population served: 111, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2008), St Boil Water Order (SEP-15-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUN-17-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-23-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-23-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BLACKIES BULLDOG TAVERN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUL-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUN-09-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-09-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2011), St BCA signed (JUL-07-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2011), St Boil Water Order (JUN-06-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2011), St BCA signed (JUL-07-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUN-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-10-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2011), St BCA signed (JUL-07-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-10-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Smithfield that have no violations reported:

  • EAST SMITHFIELD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 8,062, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Rhode Island:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.1%
Whole state:

62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.3%
Whole state:

7.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.4%

People in group quarters in Smithfield in 2010:

  • 2,741 people in college/university student housing
  • 485 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 103 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Smithfield in 2000:

  • 2,161 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 545 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 57 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Smithfield (2011 data):

  • Bank Rhode Island: Smithfield Branch at 445 Putnam Pike, branch established on 1968/09/11. Info updated 2006/09/28: Bank assets: $1,581.1 mil, Deposits: $1,131.1 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorp Rhode Island, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Greenville Branch at 639 Putnam Pike, branch established on 1954/04/05. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Smithfield Branch at 410 Putnam Pike, branch established on 1987/04/20. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield:

Marital status in Smithfield, RI
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Smithfield:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Rhode Island average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smithfield, RI (based on Providence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic276,01198
Mainline Protestant27,143111
Evangelical Protestant16,895134
Other13,89648
Orthodox7,32510
Black Protestant7129
None284,685-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 129
Providence County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Providence County:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Providence County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 132
Here:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 499
This county:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Providence County:

24.0%
Rhode Island:

22.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Providence County:

16.9%
State:

16.3%

4.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,084 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.05%
Rhode Island average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, RI  0.76% ($49,544 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.40% ($56,129)
from Washington County, RI  0.22% ($58,127)


5.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($538 average AGI)
Providence County:

0.05%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, RI  0.98% ($53,571 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.44% ($58,774)
to Washington County, RI  0.26% ($71,775)
Businesses in Smithfield, RI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Lane Bryant1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance1
Ann Taylor1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike2
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Burger King1Pac Sun1
Chico's1Panera Bread1
Curves1Penske1
Decora Cabinetry2Quality1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts5Staples1
Famous Footwear1Subway1
FedEx2T-Mobile1
GameStop1T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Target1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hilton1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS6
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless2
Justice1Wendy's1
Kohl's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Smithfield:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smithfield:

  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJMF (88.7 FM; SMITHFIELD, RI; Owner: BRYANT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMIN.)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOM (91.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Smithfield:

  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Smithfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 272ft / 82.5mTotal length
  • $53,252,000Total costs
  • 435,789Total average daily traffic
  • 24,569Total average daily truck traffic
  • 413,956Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Smithfield, RI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 241970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Smithfield, RI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 74 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Smithfield)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Smithfield, RI)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Smithfield)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Smithfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2009 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2009 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 65. The highest number of fire incidents - 105 took place in 2010, and the least - 3 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Smithfield, RI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.0%), and Outside Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Smithfield, RI
    • 28143.0%Structure Fires
    • 21633.0%Outside Fires
    • 11918.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 385.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Smithfield, RI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Smithfield, Rhode Island:

  • All Seasons Inn & Suites, 355 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917 , Phone: (401) 232-2400, Fax: (401) 232-0235
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Smithfield, 945 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917 , Phone: (401) 232-9200, Fax: (201) 232-9201
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Smithfield, Rhode Island
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Smithfield, RI
  • 55.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 38.0%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Smithfield, RI
  • 35.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 32.9%Utility gas
  • 29.8%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Smithfield compared to Rhode Island state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Smithfield on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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