Smyrna, DE
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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 11,319 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 $54,217.00.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Smyrna is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Smyrna is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in office and administrative support (17.60%), management occupations (12.33%), and sales jobs (10.58%).

Also of interest is that Smyrna has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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 population of Smyrna overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Smyrna, 21.26% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Smyrna in 2010 was $27,558, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,232 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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