West Smithfield, North Carolina

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West Smithfield, North Carolina
unincorporated community
Location of West Smithfield, North Carolina
Location of West Smithfield, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°32′22″N 78°22′36″W / 35.53944°N 78.37667°W / 35.53944; -78.37667Coordinates: 35°32′22″N 78°22′36″W / 35.53944°N 78.37667°W / 35.53944; -78.37667
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Johnston
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 154 ft (47 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 59
 • Density 111.6/sq mi (43.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 37-72950[1]
GNIS feature ID 1023180[2]

West Smithfield in an unincorporated community in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 59 as of the 2000 census, at which time it was erroneously listed as a census-designated place.[3]


West Smithfield is located at 35°32′22″N 78°22′36″W / 35.53944°N 78.37667°W / 35.53944; -78.37667 (35.539359, -78.376710).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 59 people, 21 households, and 16 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 111.6 people per square mile (43.0/km²). There were 23 housing units at an average density of 43.5 per square mile (16.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 42.37% White, 42.37% African American, 15.25% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.34% of the population.

There were 21 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 33.9% under the age of 18, 1.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 33.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,500, and the median income for a family was $56,071. Males had a median income of $19,773 versus $50,556 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,834. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Geographic Change Notes
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.