Smithfield, VA Population

Population: 6,324. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,840 (+8.2% change)
Males: 2,983 (47.2%), Females: 3,341 (52.8%)

Zip codes: 23430.

Median resident age: 37.7 years
Median household income: $43,224
Median house value: $137,300

Races in Smithfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.8%)
  • Black (30.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: English (12.3%), German (11.2%), United States (10.7%), Irish (10.2%), Scottish (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Land area: 9.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Smithfield

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smithfield town

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +1,405 (+28.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Smithfield:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Smithfield:

  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 14 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Abbreviation: PHF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 20 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
  • NORFOLK NS (about 24 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: NGU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Smithfield:

  • WILLIAMSBURG-JAMESTOWN (about 19 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: JGG)
  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 20 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: PVG)
  • SUFFOLK MUNI (about 22 miles; SUFFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: SFQ)
Amtrak station near Smithfield:

  • 12 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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smithfield:

  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 11,042)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 25 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,133)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,820)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)

Schools

Public high school in Smithfield:

  • SMITHFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,076; Location: 14171 TURNER DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Smithfield:

  • PENINSULA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 194; Location: 14353 BENNS CHURCH BOULEVARD; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Smithfield:

  • SMITHFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 848; Location: 800 MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARDY ELEM. (Students: 737; Location: 9311 HARDY CIR; Grades: PK – 05)