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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 21,834 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 lies within the (401) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smithfield had an population of 21,834 people. This is an increase of 1.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.92% 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 (which had 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 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
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 179,270 people
  • Warwick
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
    • Warwick is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,189 people
  • Cranston
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranston
    • Cranston is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,142 people
  • Pawtucket
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawtucket
    • Pawtucket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,710 people
  • East Providence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Providence
    • East Providence is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,337 people
  • Attleboro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attleboro
    • Attleboro is located in Bristol County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,444 people
  • Woonsocket
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
    • Woonsocket is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
  • Cumberland
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland is located in Providence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
  • Coventry
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry
    • Coventry is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
  • Franklin
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin is located in Norfolk County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,711 people

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.

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 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.









 

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