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Welcome to Smithfield ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Smithfield has a population of 21,897 people<3> (see below for details).

Smithfield is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Smithfield is located in the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithfield had an population of 21,897 people. This is an increase of 2.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Smithfield had a population of 21,430 people. This makes Smithfield the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Smithfield represents 2.04% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,430 people, the population of Smithfield increased 3.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,613 people).

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

Communities Also Named Smithfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Smithfield - it's located in New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Smithfield.

Communities near Smithfield ...

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

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Smithfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179,883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Smithfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,456 people
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  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Smithfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 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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  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Smithfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,117 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Smithfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,618 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 Smithfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,237 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Smithfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,751 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
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      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Smithfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Smithfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,087 people
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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 Smithfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smithfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of 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 Smithfield.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smithfield ...

Looking for more information about 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 Smithfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Smithfield.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Rhode Island

About Providence County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for 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 Smithfield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smithfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smithfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smithfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SmithfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9001, Longitude: -71.5328       In this case, the coordinates for Smithfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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