Smithfield, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 8,355 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: +32.1%
Males: 3,823  (45.8%)
Females: 4,532  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23430.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,243 (it was $43,224 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$66,243
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,143 (it was $19,301 in 2000)

Smithfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $308,380 (it was $134,000 in 2000)
Smithfield:

$308,380
VA:

$273,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $969.

March 2019 cost of living index in Smithfield: 96.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Black residents, 43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Smithfield, VA (2010)
    • 5,34466.1%White alone
    • 2,30528.5%Black alone
    • 1752.2%Hispanic
    • 1541.9%Two or more races
    • 720.9%Asian alone
    • 260.3%American Indian alone
    • 70.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.07%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Smithfield, Virginia as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Smithfield is 227 to 1.


Crime rates in Smithfield by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.9)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.0)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(141.4)
4
(56.2)
4
(55.8)
2
(24.4)
4
(48.8)
2
(24.6)
9
(109.1)
5
(60.0)
2
(23.8)
4
(47.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(56.6)
3
(42.2)
3
(41.8)
14
(171.0)
9
(109.8)
9
(110.6)
5
(60.6)
12
(144.0)
4
(47.5)
18
(212.0)
7
(83.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
34
(480.8)
27
(379.5)
26
(362.5)
33
(403.1)
8
(97.6)
17
(208.8)
11
(133.3)
14
(167.9)
14
(166.3)
13
(153.1)
14
(166.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
237
(3,352)
180
(2,530)
145
(2,021)
130
(1,588)
90
(1,098)
102
(1,253)
119
(1,442)
90
(1,080)
128
(1,521)
72
(847.9)
98
(1,168)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(240.4)
11
(154.6)
14
(195.2)
9
(109.9)
4
(48.8)
9
(110.6)
9
(109.1)
8
(96.0)
9
(106.9)
7
(82.4)
15
(178.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
1
(12.2)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.6)
2
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)240.7193.5169.2151.8115.7122.7144.8128.6107.2131.389.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (11.9%), African (11.9%), English (11.4%), German (5.6%), Irish (4.5%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1752

Land area: 9.53 square miles.

Population density: 877 people per square mile   (low).

Smithfield, Virginia map

214 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).

This town:

2.5%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,306 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,158 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newport News, VA (9.8 miles , pop. 180,150).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (20.8 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (223.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Benns Church, VA (1.8 miles ),
Carrollton, VA (2.0 miles ),
Rushmere, VA (2.7 miles ),
Newport News, VA (3.1 miles ),
Deerfield, VA (3.5 miles),
Bethel Manor, VA (3.7 miles ),
Windsor, VA (3.7 miles ),
Hampton, VA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.98 N, Longitude: 76.62 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,591 (+18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,004 (26.8%)

Area code: 757

Distribution of median household income in Smithfield, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Smithfield, VA in 2017
Smithfield satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Virginia:

3.0%
Historical population in Smithfield, VA
Historical housing units in Smithfield, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,405 (+28.6%).
Most common industries in Smithfield, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (12.6%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.3%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (15.3%)
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Food (11.2%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Utilities (7.1%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (14.4%)
  • Food (13.9%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Smithfield, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Food processing workers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Carpenters (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Food processing workers (4.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.7%)

Average climate in Smithfield, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Smithfield, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.222. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.222
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.72
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.495. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.495
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.08
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Smithfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Smithfield town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2008, a category F3 tornado 19.0 miles away from the town center injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smithfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from Smithfield center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.3 miles away from the city 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 233.9 miles away from Smithfield center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from Smithfield center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 100.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 371.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Isle of Wight County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smithfield topographic map

Main business address for: SMITHFIELD FOODS INC (MEAT PACKING PLANTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Smithfield:

  • RIVERSIDE CONVALESCENT CENTER-SMITHFIELD (200 LUMAR RD)
  • RAI - SOUTH CHURCH-SMITHFIELD (1812-C S CHURCH ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Smithfield:

  • PENINSULA SURGERY CENTERS, LLC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • THE NEWPORT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • JAMES RIVER CONV CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • JAMES RIVER CONVALESCENT CENTE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • HUNTINGTON CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)

Airports located in Smithfield:

Amtrak station near Smithfield:

  • 10 miles: NEWPORT NEWS (9304 WARWICK BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Smithfield:

  • 10 miles: Surry 1 and 2 in Newport News, VA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithfield:

  • Christopher Newport University (about 10 miles; Newport News, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,061)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 13 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • Hampton University (about 16 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Old Dominion University (about 19 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 21 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • College of William and Mary (about 21 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)
  • Norfolk State University (about 22 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)

Public high school in Smithfield:

  • SMITHFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,234, Location: 14171 TURNER DR, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Smithfield:

  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 13, Location: 15155 TURNER DR, Grades: PK-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Smithfield:

  • SMITHFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 653, Location: 14175 TURNER DRIVE, Grades: 7-8)
  • HARDY ELEM (Students: 506, Location: 9311 HARDY CIR, Grades: PK-3)
  • WESTSIDE ELEM (Location: 800 MAIN STREET, Grades: 4-6)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Smithfield: Cypress Run Plaza (A), Cypress Creek Golf Club (B), Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad (C), Isle of Wight County Public Library (D), Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad (E), Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department (F), Smithfield Police Department (G), Smithfield Town Hall (H), Isle of Wight Museum (I), Isle of Wight County County Health Center (J), Riverside Convalescent Center at Smithfield (K), Riverside Assisted Living of Smithfield (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Smithfield Square Shopping Center (1), Smithfield Shopping Center (2), Smithfield Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Smithfield: SMITHFIELD FOODS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Smithfield include: Rising Star Church (A), Browns African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Christ Episcopal Church (C), Smithfield Baptist Church (D), Smithfield Christian Church (E), Trinity United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Little Creek (A), Cypress Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Smithfield include: Beales Park (1), Smithfield Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Isle of Wright Tourism Bureau (130 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Mary Batten - Science writer, Parke S. Rouse, Jr. - Journalist, Arthur Smith (U.S. Representative) - Politician.

Isle of Wight County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

HEARN`S MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 107, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-14-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-14-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.3%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
112 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Smithfield (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Smithfield Branch at 13400 Bennis Church Boulevard, branch established on 1989/06/06. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Farmers Bank: Smithfield Branch at 1119 South Church Street, branch established on 1994/12/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $423.7 mil, Deposits: $341.7 mil, headquarters in Windsor, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Smithfield Branch at 303 West Main Street, branch established on 1905/05/14. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Smithfield Branch at 1803 South Church Street, branch established on 1973/11/28. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The Bank of Southside Virginia: Smithfield Branch at 115 Main Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $530.3 mil, Deposits: $452.9 mil, headquarters in Carson, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Southside Virginia Corporation, The

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield:

Marital status in Smithfield, VA
  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Smithfield:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Smithfield
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smithfield, VA (based on Isle of Wight County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,90129
Mainline Protestant3,95215
Black Protestant1,73210
Other1,5913
Catholic7781
None21,316-
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: 8
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Isle of Wight County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Isle of Wight County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Isle of Wight County:

4.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.4%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.4%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Smithfield:

47.9%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.7%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Smithfield:

12.0%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Smithfield:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.1%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

56.5%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Smithfield:

79.9%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Smithfield, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$69,524$49,0762$3,292
Streets and Highways 17$61,972$43,7450$0
Financial Administration 7$23,770$40,7490$0
Other and Unallocable 5$15,064$36,1547$5,931
Police - Other 3$7,616$30,4641$2,094
Other Government Administration 2$11,393$68,35812$1,417
Water Supply 2$9,179$55,0740$0
Totals for Government 53$198,518$44,94722$12,734

Smithfield government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,313,000 ($157.15)
    Sewerage: $647,000 ($77.44)
    General Public Buildings: $425,000 ($50.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $333,000 ($39.86)
    Police Protection: $305,000 ($36.51)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,662,000 ($198.92)
    Water Utilities: $918,000 ($109.87)
    Regular Highways: $775,000 ($92.76)
    General - Other: $772,000 ($92.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $561,000 ($67.15)
    Central Staff Services: $513,000 ($61.40)
    Sewerage: $485,000 ($58.05)
    Financial Administration: $290,000 ($34.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $212,000 ($25.37)
    General Public Buildings: $175,000 ($20.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $111,000 ($13.29)
    Health - Other: $75,000 ($8.98)
    Libraries: $36,000 ($4.31)
    Public Welfare - Other: $34,000 ($4.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($9.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $151,000 ($18.07)
    Other - Police Protection: $94,000 ($11.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,825,000 ($338.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $143,000 ($17.12)

Smithfield government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $620,000 ($74.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $162,000 ($19.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($0.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $190,000 ($22.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $581,000 ($69.54)
    Rents: $182,000 ($21.78)
    Sale of Property: $178,000 ($21.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $56,000 ($6.70)
    General Revenue - Other: $34,000 ($4.07)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($2.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $886,000 ($106.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $986,000 ($118.01)
    Highways: $890,000 ($106.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $236,000 ($28.25)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.96)
  • Tax - Property: $2,492,000 ($298.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,107,000 ($132.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $471,000 ($56.37)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $332,000 ($39.74)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $299,000 ($35.79)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $144,000 ($17.24)
    Motor Vehicle License: $132,000 ($15.80)
    Other License: $11,000 ($1.32)

Smithfield government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,304,000 ($634.83)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,871,000 ($583.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $773,000 ($92.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $340,000 ($40.69)

Smithfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,389,000 ($645.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,451,000 ($173.67)

8.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($995 average AGI)
Isle of Wight County:

0.14%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk city, VA  1.26% ($55,065 average AGI)
from Newport News city, VA  1.06% ($47,916)
from Hampton city, VA  0.85% ($56,032)


8.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($60,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk city, VA  1.21% ($51,420 average AGI)
to Newport News city, VA  0.75% ($47,018)
to Hampton city, VA  0.68% ($42,354)
Businesses in Smithfield, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Papa John's Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Hilton1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
McDonald's1YMCA1
Nike1

Strongest AM radio stations in Smithfield:

  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTJZ (1270 AM; 2 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smithfield:

  • W271AD (102.1 FM; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WYCS (91.5 FM; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC.)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Smithfield:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WYSJ-CA (Channel 31; YORKTOWN, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W18BS (Channel 18; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTTD-LP (Channel 59; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
Smithfield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Smithfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 492ft / 150mTotal length
  • $3,523,000Total costs
  • 66,378Total average daily traffic
  • 1,335Total average daily truck traffic
  • 76,525Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Smithfield, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Smithfield, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Smithfield)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Smithfield, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
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: 116 (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: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 60. The highest number of fire incidents - 144 took place in 2008, and the least - 29 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Smithfield, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.2%), and Structure Fires (35.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Smithfield, VA
    • 47446.2%Outside Fires
    • 36635.6%Structure Fires
    • 16015.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 272.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Smithfield, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Smithfield, Virginia:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 200 Vincentes Xing, Smithfield, Virginia 23430 , Phone: (757) 365-4760, Fax: (757) 947-1330
  • Smithfield Station, 415 S Church St, Smithfield, Virginia 23430 , Phone: (757) 357-7700, Fax: (757) 357-7638
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Smithfield, Virginia
Most common first names in Smithfield, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12972.2 years
Mary10679.8 years
William8469.3 years
John7972.4 years
Robert6470.6 years
George5171.1 years
Joseph4172.2 years
Charles3870.2 years
Willie3874.9 years
Thomas3570.5 years
Most common last names in Smithfield, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones8874.6 years
Edwards8175.1 years
Johnson6375.3 years
Wilson4478.9 years
Bailey4169.8 years
Tynes4069.9 years
Davis3576.2 years
Brown3573.7 years
Turner3478.0 years
Gwaltney3378.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Smithfield, VA
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 33.4%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Smithfield, VA
  • 72.9%Electricity
  • 17.6%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Smithfield compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 36 pilots and 26 other airmen in this city.
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  • Matthew D. Wright (3)
  • Robert W. Mcfarland (2)
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Total of 43 patent applications in 2008-2020.