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Town of Smithfield Facts 

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Population: The population count for the Town of Smithfield as of 2020, was 22,118.  This represented a 3.21% change (688) from the 2010 population of 21,430.

Population: 1990 2000 2010 2020
Total 19,163 20,613 21,430 22,118

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 2020 population density of Smithfield is 832 persons per square mile of land area.

The 2020 Census Report for Smithfield

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2010 Rhode Island City & Town Population

Population Rank: In 2020, Smithfield ranks 19th in population among Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns. 

Median Age: In 2020, the median age of the population in Smithfield was 43.7. In 2010, the median age of the population in Smithfield was 40.7.

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: $78,754,901 for FY 2022 and $82,986,155 for FY 2023 (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

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