Near the historic Smithfield Implement Company
Smithfield was founded in 1857 by a pair of Mormon pioneers sent to the area by Brigham Young. Within a couple years there were several cabins built and school was being taught. The settlement began with the name "Summit Creek" but took on the name "Smithfield" after John Glover Smith became the local LDS Bishop. By 1917 Main Street was lined with shade trees and the local Rotary Club was celebrating the construction of a new Carnegie Library in town. Today, Smithfield is essentially a bedroom community for nearby Logan and Utah State University.
The population of Smithfield is up almost 50% since 2000.
Fast Facts about Smithfield, Utah
High School or Higher: 97.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 28.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 8.5%
Cost of Living Index for Smithfield: 88.0
Median Household Income: $55,000
Median Home Value: $186,000
Median Resident Age: 29.2 Years
Manufacturing, Construction, Retail Services, Educational Services, Government, Waste Management Services, Professional Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.2%