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Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.
The community was named for Arthur Smith, settler
The latitude of Smithfield is 36.982N. The longitude is -76.631W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,703.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Smithfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Isle of Wight County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Norfolk-Virginia Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 23430 ZIP code.
12% of Smithfield residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Smithfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Smithfield was $19,301, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Smithfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Smithfield include Smithfield Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Smithfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,117.
Libraries in Smithfield include Isle of Wight County Library-Smithfield Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Smithfield include Smithfield Times
Isle of Wight County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Smithfield political report.
The average commute time for Smithfield workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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