Smyrna, DE

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Living in Smyrna

Smyrna is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 11,813 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Smyrna is the seventh largest community in Delaware. Smyrna has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Smyrna, where the median household income is $67,277.00.

Unlike some towns, Smyrna isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Smyrna are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Smyrna is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in office and administrative support (18.59%), management occupations (7.73%), and food service (7.55%).

Smyrna is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The overall education level of Smyrna is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.86% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Smyrna in 2018 was $31,774, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,096 for a family of four. However, Smyrna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Smyrna is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Smyrna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Smyrna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Smyrna include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Smyrna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.