Smithfield, Utah

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Smithfield, Utah
Smithfield, Utah.jpg
"Utah's Health City"
Location in Cache County and the state of Utah
Location in Cache County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°50′7″N 111°49′42″W / 41.83528°N 111.82833°W / 41.83528; -111.82833Coordinates: 41°50′7″N 111°49′42″W / 41.83528°N 111.82833°W / 41.83528; -111.82833
CountryUnited States
Named forJohn Glover Smith
 • TypeMayor/Council
 • Total5.35 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land5.35 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation4,603 ft (1,403 m)
 • Total9,495
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,246.82/sq mi (867.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-69640[4]
GNIS feature ID1445709[2]

Smithfield is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 9,495 at the 2010 United States Census,[5] with an estimated population of 12,025 in 2019.[6] It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the second largest city in the area after Logan, the county seat. Smithfield is home to one public high school and three public elementary schools.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km2), all land.[5]


Originally known as "Summit Creek" (due to its location on that creek), Smithfield was founded in 1857 by brothers Robert and John Thornley and their cousin Seth Langton, who were sent north from Salt Lake City by LDS Church President Brigham Young to found a settlement on Summit Creek. After a preliminary scouting, Robert returned with his new wife Annie Brighton. The first winter was spent in a wagon box. By the next summer, with more settlers arriving, a small fort was built on the edge of the creek, one cabin of which remains. As the settlement grew, a bishop was named to lead the church congregation, and the town took his name. By 1917 the town had planted trees on both sides of its Main Street and had acquired a Carnegie library and a Rotary club. Dependent for many years on dairying, a Del Monte canning factory, and the sugar beet industry, the town is now essentially a bedroom community for Logan and its Utah State University.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)12,025[3]26.6%
US Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 United States Census there were 7,261 people in 2,066 households, including 1,782 families, in the city. The population density was 1,686.6 people per square mile (650.5/km²). There were 2,159 housing units at an average density of 501.5 per square mile (193.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.23% White, 0.12% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.82% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.04%.[4]

Of the 2,066 households 53.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.5% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.7% were non-families. 12.2% of households were one person and 6.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.51 and the average family size was 3.85.

The age distribution was 37.8% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% 65 or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.

The median household income was $47,745 and the median family income was $49,828. Males had a median income of $35,708 versus $21,076 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,933. About 4.5% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


Elementary schools[edit]

  • Birch Creek Elementary[8]
  • Summit Elementary[9]
  • Sunrise Elementary[10]

High school[edit]

Community facilities[edit]

  • Birch Creek Golf Course (owned by Smithfield City)[12][13]
  • Smithfield Cemetery (owned by Smithfield City)[14]
  • Smithfield Public Library (owned by Smithfield City)[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 US Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Smithfield
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". US Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "US Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Smithfield city, Utah". US Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Birch Creek Elementary". Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Cache County School District.
  9. ^ "Summit Elementary". Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Cache County School District.
  10. ^ "Sunrise Elementary". Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Cache County School District.
  11. ^ "Sky View High". Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Cache County School District.
  12. ^ "Welcome to Birch Creek Golf Course". Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Birch Creek Golf Course". Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Smithfield City Government.
  14. ^ "Cemetery". Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Smithfield City Government.
  15. ^ "Smithfield Public Library". Retrieved 19 September 2021 – via Smithfield City Government.

External links[edit]

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