Town of Smithfield Facts
Population: The population count for the Town of Smithfield as of April 1, 2010 (last census), was 21,430. This represented a 4.0% change (817) from the 2000 population of 20,613.
The population count for the Town of Smithfield as of April 1, 2000 was 20,613. This represented a 7.6% change (1,450) from the 1990 population of 19,163.
Population Density: Smithfield contains 26.589 sq. miles of land area and 1.181 sq. miles of water area. Total area is 26.77 square miles. The 2010 population density of Smithfield is 806 persons per square mile of land area.
Population Rank: In 2010 Smithfield ranks 17th in population among Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns. In 2000 Smithfield ranked 18th in population among Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns.
Median Age: In 2010, the median age of the population in Smithfield was 40.7. In 2000, the median age of the population in Smithfield was 38.7.
Government: Appointed Town Manager. Elected 5 member Town Council (elected at large for 2-year terms). Elected 5 member School Committee (elected at large for staggered 4-year terms).
Election Date: November, even-numbered years
Annual Budget: $64,785,731 for FY 2015 and $67,028,007 for FY 2016 (operating budget plus capital expenses.)
Fiscal Year: July 1 to June 30.
GPS Info: latitude 41.9 N x longitude 71.5 W
Location: 11 miles NW of Providence.
Time Zone: GMT-5. Daylight Saving Time observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
Zip Codes: Esmond: 02917; Greenville: 02828
Villages: Many sections of Smithfield have their own distinct names, they include Esmond, Greenville, Spragueville, Mountaindale, Georgiaville and Stillwater. These village names grew out of the several mill villages that were established in the middle 1800’s.
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