Smithfield Johnston County, North Carolina

Smithfield: County seat of Johnston County, North Carolina

Smithfield locator map
Location of Smithfield on North Carolina map.


Smithfield is a city located in the county of Johnston in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 10,966 and a population density of 349 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 13,333 inhabitants.

The city was created 244 years ago in 1777.

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 35°30'31"N 78°20'22"W (35.5084900, -78.3394500).

Smithfield map


Smithfield forecast: Sunny, with a high near 70. more

Smithfield Quick Facts

Population : 13,333 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Johnston 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 (244 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 18:19:05 (17th October 2021)
Density : 424 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.75% (2010-2020)
Weather : 70℉ Sunny 7-days weather


The population of Smithfield increased by 17.75% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 10,966 - census
2011 11,244 2.47% estimation process
2012 11,338 0.83% estimation process
2013 11,484 1.27% estimation process
2014 11,686 1.73% estimation process
2015 11,864 1.5% estimation process
2016 12,098 1.93% estimation process
2017 12,383 2.3% estimation process
2018 12,684 2.37% estimation process
2019 12,985 2.32% estimation process
2020 13,333 2.61% estimation process

Smithfield zip code is 27577. County name: Johnston, County fips: 37101

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Local Places in Smithfield

1 Smithfield Town Hall

Address: 350 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577 ➦ Show Map

☎ +19199342116 🔗 Url

Smithfield Town Hall
2 Wilson's Mills Town Hall

Address: 100 Railroad St, Smithfield, NC 27577 ➦ Show Map

☎ +19199383885 🔗 Url

People born in Smithfield (16)

People born in Smithfield, including professional wrestler Gregory Helms, politician William Cary Renfrow, football offensive tackle Willie Smith, you can see a list of people who born in Smithfield.

  • 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, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198774 Johnston Community College Smithfield (NC) 27577-2350

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Smithfield, NC

Code Name Address Type
SSM Selma–Smithfield 500 East Railroad Street RAIL
GBO Goldsboro, NC 1615 East Beech Street BUS
RGH Raleigh Union Station 320 West Cabarrus Street RAIL
WLN Wilson 401 East Nash Street RAIL
NSF North Carolina State Fair station 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd. RAIL

Post offices near Smithfield

Post Office Name City ZIP
Smithfield Post Office Smithfield (NC) 27577

Other places with the same name (13)

Other cities in Johnston County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Johnston County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Clayton 26,458 Town in North Carolina
Selma 7,323 Town of the United States
Archer Lodge 5,322 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Benson 4,024 Town in North Carolina, United States
Four Oaks 2,387 Town of the United States
Wilsons Mills 2,277 Park in the United States of America
Pine Level 1,861 City in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States of America
Kenly 1,624 Town of the United States
Princeton 1,425 Town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
Micro 553 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Smithfield distances to largest North Carolina cities