Smyrna, GA
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Smyrna is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 56,146 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Smyrna is the 15th largest community in Georgia.

Smyrna real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Smyrna house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Smyrna is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Smyrna is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in management occupations (17.76%), sales jobs (12.48%), and office and administrative support (11.23%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Smyrna. 51.93% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Smyrna in 2010 was $38,150, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,600 for a family of four. However, Smyrna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Smyrna is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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. Smyrna also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Smyrna include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Smyrna's cultural character, accounting for 16.86% of the city’s population.

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