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Smithfield, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Smithfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Gosper County at latitude 40.5733 and longitude -99.7409. Gosper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,546 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Smithfield, but most people and references simply refer to it as Smithfield, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Smithfield indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Smithfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Smithfield, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 55
Population in Households 55
Population in Familes 46
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 325
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $194,737


Median Household Income $52,758
Average Household Income $70,609
Per Capita Income $31,429
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.0%
Households 0.93% -0.78%
Families 2.81% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.36%
Per Capita Income   3.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Smithfield, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithfield to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 521 10th
Population Density1 # 472 19th
Diversity Index2 # 430 26th
Median Household Income # 201 66th
Per Capita Income # 45 92nd

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