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Welcome to North Smithfield ...

The Town of North Smithfield is located in Providence County<1>.

The location of North Smithfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for North Smithfield: N. Smithfield

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of North Smithfield has a population of 12,546 people<3> (see below for details).

North Smithfield is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: North Smithfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

North Smithfield is located in the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, North Smithfield had an population of 12,546 people. This is an increase of 4.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of North Smithfield had a population of 11,967 people. This makes North Smithfield the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of North Smithfield represents 1.14% of the population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,967 people, the population of North Smithfield increased 12.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,618 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for North Smithfield.

Communities near North Smithfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near North Smithfield.

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of North Smithfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of North Smithfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of North Smithfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of North Smithfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of North Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
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    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of North Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of North Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Norfolk County]
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      • Franklin [Norfolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of North Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people
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    • North Providence [Providence County]
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      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of North Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of North Smithfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around North Smithfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for North Smithfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of North Smithfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around North Smithfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around North Smithfield. See our Newspapers Page for North Smithfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for North Smithfield ...

Looking for more information about North Smithfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to North Smithfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for North Smithfield.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Smithfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for North Smithfield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around North Smithfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Smithfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Smithfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North SmithfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Smithfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9668, Longitude: -71.5495       In this case, the coordinates for North Smithfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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