Key Features

  • Rich History, Bright Future

    Smithfield was chartered just a few months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Having a long history has not kept Smithfield from looking to the future. Major growth and development of residential areas, commercial space, and healthcare facilities in recent years have transformed the area into a wonderful place to live, work, shop, and play. Even among this rapid growth, focus on service to its citizens has not shifted, and the county’s 911 agency was the first in North Carolina to obtain the “Tri Accreditation” from the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch in Fire, Police, and EMD Protocols.
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    Rural Feel, Urban Neighbor

    Only 30 miles southeast of downtown Raleigh, Smithfield is far enough away from the urban bustle, yet close enough to provide residents with the access they desire. Smithfield residents are only minutes from other nearby communities, such as Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina. Whether you choose to explore adjacent towns or to stay local, you’ll find you have access to endless dining, shopping, cultural and recreational options. When you add a top-rated school system and a thriving local economy, it’s clear why more residents and businesses are moving, growing, and staying in Smithfield. 


  • Population in 2020: 12,669
  • Median Home Value: $173,109
  • Median Household Income: $36,579
  • Males (2020): 46.36%
  • Females (2020): 53.64%
  • Median Resident Age: 45.2 years
  • North Carolina Median Age: 37.9 years
  • Smithfield Zip Codes: 27577

Jaclyn's Top Picks

Bistro On Third

Fried green tomatoes (a Southern favorite), ambiance, excellent service, and exquisite cuisine - discover this downtown Smithfield gem - Bistro On Third.

Smithfield Farmers Market

Choose between Brightleaf or Corner Market to experience all that the farmers markets have to offer. You're sure to find unique choices at these Smithfield favorites.

Double Barley Brewing Co.

Double Barley Brewing pub offers patrons a relaxed environment with an outdoor beer garden and a comfortable indoor lounge area. Oh, and excellent beers!

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