Smithfield is a town in Isle of Wight County, in the Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a population of approximately 8,100 and is 10 square miles in size. The Median Household Income is $43,224.
Smithfield offers residents a small-town atmosphere, in a community striving to preserve its southern charm. It boasts a good school system, affordable housing, a historic downtown, and a new state-of-the-art community/conference center. The town is most famous for the curing and production of the Smithfield ham. Smithfield Foods, a Fortune 500 Company that is headquartered in Smithfield, is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer.
Aside from Smithfield’s farming traditions, it is the home to generations of commercial watermen whose history is seen throughout the area. These same waterways provide the diverse residential properties and many recreational activities found nearby.