Smyrna, GA
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Living in Smyrna


Smyrna is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 56,666 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 85.28% 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 (16.90%), sales jobs (11.08%), and business and financial occupations (10.25%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

One thing noticeable about Smyrna, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Smyrna is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Smyrna a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Smyrna, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.60 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Smyrna, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Smyrna is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.51% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Smyrna in 2018 was $46,681, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,724 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 15.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Smyrna include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Smyrna's cultural character, accounting for 17.34% of the city’s population.

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