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 11,580 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 $61,220.00.

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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in office and administrative support (14.55%), management occupations (8.94%), and food service (8.63%).

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 citizens of Smyrna are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.97% of adults in Smyrna having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Smyrna in 2010 was $30,179, which is upper middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,716 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 African languages.