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Smithfield, Utah
—  City  —
Smithfield, Utah is located in Utah
Smithfield, Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°50′7″N 111°49′42″W / 41.83528°N 111.82833°W / 41.83528; -111.82833
Country United States
State Utah
County Cache
Settled 1859
Named for John Glover Smith
Area
 - Total 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 - Land 4.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 4,603 ft (1,403 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,261
 - Density 1,686.6/sq mi (651.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84335
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-69640[2]
GNIS feature ID 1445709[1]

Smithfield is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,261 at the 2000 census, and 9,535 as of the 2008 estimates.[3]. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho (partial) Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the second largest city in the area after the principle city Logan, Utah.

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Geography

Smithfield is located at 41°50′7″N 111°49′42″W / 41.83528°N 111.82833°W / 41.83528; -111.82833 (41.835253, -111.828388)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), all of it land.

History

Originally known as Summit Creek, Smithfield was founded in 1857 by Robert Thornley and his cousin Seth Langdon who were sent north from Salt Lake City by Brigham Young to found a settlement on Summit Creek. After a preeliminary 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 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 DelMonte canning factory, and the sugar beet industry, the town is now essentially a bedroom community for Logan and its Utah State University.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,261 people, 2,066 households, and 1,782 families residing 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/sq mi (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% of the population.

There were 2,066 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.51 and the average family size was 3.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the city was $47,745, and the median income for a family 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.

Education

Smithfield is home to Sunrise and Summit elementary schools, and Sky View, a county high school.

References

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Smithfield
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2008-49.csv
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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