Smithfield, Rhode Island

Smithfield: County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina


Smithfield is a city located in the county of Providence in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its population at the 2010 census was 21,430 and a population density of 681 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 21,842 inhabitants.

The city was created 246 years ago in 1777.

Smithfield locator map
Location of Smithfield on Rhode Island map.

Quick Facts about Smithfield

Population : 21,842 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Rhode Island (United States)
County : Providence County
Postal code : 27577
Phone Area Codes : 919
Area : 31.45 km2
Official name : Town of Smithfield
Continent : North America
Altitude : 148 feet / 45 meters
Capital city : Smithfield is capital of Johnston County
Establishment : May 05, 1777 (246 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 04:55:17 (11th December 2023)
Density : 694 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.89% (2010-2020)
Weather : 52℉ Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
Smithfield NC 3rd x Market SW corner 1 image
Smithfield NC 3rd x Market SW corner 1
Smithfield NC 3rd x Market SW corner 1 image


Smithfield is located at 41°55'19"N 71°32'58"W (41.9220400, -71.5495100).

Smithfield map


Smithfield forecast: Showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 21 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. more


The population of Smithfield increased by 1.89% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 21,430 - census
2011 21,523 0.43% estimation process
2012 21,452 -0.33% estimation process
2013 21,393 -0.28% estimation process
2014 21,432 0.18% estimation process
2015 21,529 0.45% estimation process
2016 21,700 0.79% estimation process
2017 21,610 -0.42% estimation process
2018 21,734 0.57% estimation process
2019 21,897 0.74% estimation process
2020 21,842 -0.25% estimation process

Smithfield zip code is 02917. County name: Providence, County fips: 44007

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People born in Smithfield (16)

People born in Smithfield, including professional wrestler Gregory Helms, politician William Cary Renfrow, football offensive tackle Willie Smith, .


  • Barry Foote (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 16/02/1952
  • Curtis Whitley (American football player (1969-2008)) he was born in 10/05/1969
  • Doug Berger (American politician)
  • James Ward Morris (United States federal judge) he was born in 14/11/1890
  • John Townsend (Canadian clinical psychologist and author) he was born in 01/06/1952
  • Neal Lancaster (American professional golfer) he was born in 13/09/1962
  • Ray Tanner (American baseball player and coach, college athletics administrator) he was born in 25/03/1958
  • John DeBerniere Hooper (American classicist) he was born in 06/09/1811
  • Jonathan Williams (American football player) he was born in 21/08/1988
  • Larry C. Strickland he was born in 07/06/1955
  • Gary Clark (American basketball player) he was born in 16/11/1994
  • Allen Wellons he was born in 12/03/1949
  • Vera Rackley Jenkins (U.S. military veteran) she was born in 01/01/1919

Schools in Smithfield

College & universities near Smithfield, RI

Code Name City ZIP
217165 Bryant University Smithfield (RI) 02917-1291
433101 Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln Lincoln (RI) 02865
217572 St Joseph School of Nursing North Providence (RI) 02904
217420 Rhode Island College Providence (RI) 02908
217323 New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island Pawtucket (RI) 02860

Stations (28)

Amtrak & bus stations near Smithfield, RI

Code Name Address Type
PVD Providence station 100 Gaspee Street RAIL
FRA Framingham station 417 Waverly St. RAIL
WOR Union Station 2 Washington Square RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
KIN Kingston station 1 Railroad Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Smithfield

Post Office Name City ZIP
Smithfield Post Office Smithfield (RI) 02917
Greenvill Post Office Greenville (RI) 02828
Harmony Post Office Harmony (RI) 02829
Albion Post Office Albion (RI) 02802
Forestdal Post Office Forestdale (RI) 02824

Other places with the same name (13)

Other cities in Providence County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Providence County , RI.

City Name Population Title
Providence 179,270 The capital and most populous city of Rhode Island.
Cranston 81,142 The second most populous city in Rhode Island.
Pawtucket 71,710 The second most populous city in Providence County, Rhode Island.
East Providence 47,337 A city in Providence County, Rhode Island.
Woonsocket 41,545 The second-largest city in Rhode Island.
Cumberland 35,207 Town of the United States
North Providence 32,507 Town in Rhode Island, United States
Central Falls 19,468 City in Rhode Island
North Smithfield 12,576 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Valley Falls 11,547 City in Kansas, United States
North Scituate 11,171 Census designated place in Massachusetts
Cumberland Hill 7,934 Census-designated place in Providence County, Rhode Island
Foster 4,747 Town in Providence County, Rhode Island
Pascoag 4,577 Census-designated place in Providence County, Rhode Island

Distance to Other Cities

Smithfield distances to largest Rhode Island cities