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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: 1990 2000 Change 2010 Change
Total 19,163 20,613 +7.6% (+1,450) 21,430 +4% (+817)

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.

 

 

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The 2010 Census Report for Smithfield

2010 Rhode Island City & Town Population

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: $64,224,224 for FY 2014 and $64,785,731 FY 2015 (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.

County: Providence

Established: 1636

Incorporated: The year of incorporation is 1730 (Julian calendar), 1731 (Gregorian calendar).

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.

Map of Smithfield: From Google™ Maps

Smithfield’s location in Rhode Island:

Smithfield's location in Rhode Island

Smithfield’s location in the United States:

Smithfield's location in the United States

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