Smithfield has a total area of about 72 sq. kms., located at an elevated height of about 400 ft. from the ground level. Located in the County of Providence, there are a number historic villages located in its vicinity. Most of the local residents are engaged in trade related activities. Some are also involved with the local educational services. A private University, Bryant is located in the city of Smithfield. A part of the population is also engaged in tourism, healthcare and other related services.