What you need to know about Smithfield, NC

As the seat of Johnston County, Smithfield heads one of the fastest-growing areas in North Carolina. Just a short drive from Raleigh-Durham, the area is known for its highly acclaimed school system as well as its strong workforce programs at Johnston Community College. A leader in agri-tourism, Smithfield is also the birthplace of the late Ava Gardner, and her house-turned-museum landed the city on Livability.com's Top 10 Unusual Museums.

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Living in Smithfield, NC
History, rural character, high quality of life draw newcomers to Smithfield.

Median Home Price

$128,800
Lower than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 52.32%
52.32% Complete
Homes Rented 47.68%
47.68% Complete

Real Estate

In Smithfield, North Carolina


Ready to move to Smithfield? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Smithfield.
We have a blend of yesterday and today, with a present that's pointed toward the future. It makes this a well balanced community and great place to live.

Carl Lamm, local radio personality

Schools

In Smithfield, North Carolina


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Smithfield rates.

Median Household Income

$32,403
Lower than the national average

Business

In Smithfield, North Carolina


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Smithfield.

Residents

Most residents are
Over 65 Years old

Health

In Smithfield, North Carolina


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Smithfield.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 18%
18% Complete
Graduated High School 77%
77% Complete