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. 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 $54,217.00.

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 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

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.