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 11,580 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 $54,675.00.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in office and administrative support (15.72%), management occupations (9.99%), and sales jobs (8.15%).
One of the nice things about Smyrna is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Smyrna citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.49% of adults in Smyrna have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Smyrna in 2010 was $30,867, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,468 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 Polish.