Smyrna is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 56,706 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 86.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Smyrna is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smyrna who work in management occupations (16.02%), sales jobs (11.51%), and business and financial occupations (10.15%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Smyrna telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.40% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In Smyrna, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.36 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Smyrna is a pretty powerful place. 53.75% of the adults in Smyrna have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Smyrna in 2010 was $44,823, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,292 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 14.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Smyrna include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
Smyrna also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.33%.
The most common language spoken in Smyrna is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.