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North Smithfield at a Glance:

North Smithfield is a town in Providence County, Rhode Island. It was settled as a farming community in the 17th century and incorporated into its present form in 1871. North Smithfield includes the historic villages of Forestdale, Primrose, Waterford, Branch Village, Union Village, Park Square, and Slatersville. It covers a total area of 24.7 square miles, of which 0.7 square miles is water. The Branch River and Blackstone Rivers provided much of the power for the early mills in the town. North Smithfield's governmental structure is composed of a five-member Town Council and a Town Administrator.

Housing Facts: 2013

Typical monthly housing payment* for a $230,000 house $1,708
Household income required to afford a $230,000 house $68,350
Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment $1,162
Household income required for that rent to be affordable $46,480
Average private-sector wage for jobs in North Smithfield $34,528
Foreclosures in North Smithfield  
Actual number of foreclosures 8
Total number of mortgaged housing units 2,735
Foreclosures as a percentage of mortgaged stock 0.29%
Housing Units in North Smithfield  
Number of year-round housing units 5,047
Housing units that quality as affordable 415
Affordable housing units reserved for the elderly 295
Affordable housing units reserved for families 60
Affordable housing units reserved for persons with special needs 60
Homes funded through Building Homes Rhode Island 65
How much housing is needed?  
Additional housing units necessary to meet the 10% threshold established by the State's Low and Moderate Income Housing Act of 2004 90