Smyrna, DE
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Living in Smyrna

Smyrna is a somewhat small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 12,883 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Smyrna is the seventh largest community in Delaware. Much of the housing stock in Smyrna was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Smyrna economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Smyrna, where the median household income is $59,830.00.

Smyrna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Smyrna is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in office and administrative support (12.09%), teaching (12.09%), and healthcare (7.98%).

One downside of living in Smyrna, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.10 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Smyrna who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.28% of adults in Smyrna have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Smyrna in 2018 was $30,885, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,540 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, Italian, Polish, and English.

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