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 11,371 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Smyrna is the seventh largest community in Delaware. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Smyrna, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Smyrna, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Smyrna’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Smyrna does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $53,941.00.

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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in office and administrative support (15.92%), management occupations (10.94%), and sales jobs (9.86%).

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.

In Smyrna, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Smyrna is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Smyrna citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.06% of adults in Smyrna have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Smyrna in 2010 was $28,164, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,656 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 Polish and Spanish.