Smithfield, Utah


A view in downtown Smithfield
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

Smithfield, Cache County, UT 84335
Latitude: 41.835278°N
Longitude: 111.828333°W
Founded: 1857
Elevation: 4,603'

Education:
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

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $55,000
Median Home Value: $186,000
Median Resident Age: 29.2 Years
Major Industries:
Manufacturing, Construction, Retail Services, Educational Services, Government, Waste Management Services, Professional Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.2%
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
9,495
Males
4,727
Females
4,768
Population by Age
Under 18
3,463
18 & over
6,032
20-24
584
25-34
1,384
35-49
1,626
50-64
1,293
65 & over
882
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
571
Non Hispanic or Latino
8,924
Population by Race
White
8,919
African-American
51
Asian
40
Native American
15
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
6
Other
301
Two or more
163
 
Map of the Cache County area

Cache County Related Pages

Upper photo courtesy of Ken Lund, CCA 2.0 License