Smithfield, RI Population

Population: 20,613. Estimated population in July 2020: 21,806 (+5.8% change)
Males: 10,043 (48.7%), Females: 10,570 (51.3%)

Providence County

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $55,621
Median house value: $143,200

Races in Smithfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

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

Elevation: 266 feet

Population

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: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield town

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

3.4% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,333 (+6.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Smithfield:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Smithfield:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 17 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 33 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 42 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Smithfield:

  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 5 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; Abbreviation: SFZ)
  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 13 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: RI9)
  • HOPEDALE INDUSTRIAL PARK (about 13 miles; HOPEDALE, MA; Abbreviation: 1B6)
Amtrak station near Smithfield:

  • 12 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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Smithfield:

  • BRYANT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,926; Location: 1150 DOUGLAS PIKE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bryant.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • NATIONWIDE TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVING SCHOOL (Location: 125 WASHINGTON HWY; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Smithfield:

  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 10 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 6,208)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 12 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 17 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 17 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
Private primary/middle schools in Smithfield:

  • BREEZY KNOLL CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 58; Location: 311 STILLWATER ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • PLEASANT VIEW DAY CARE (Students: 40; Location: 170 PLEASANT VIEW AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)

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