Smyrna, GA
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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 86.43% 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 (16.48%), sales jobs (11.16%), and office and administrative support (10.43%).

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: 8.07% 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.

Another interesting thing about Smyrna, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

In Smyrna, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Smyrna is a pretty powerful place. 52.63% 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 $41,870, which is wealthy relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,480 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 14.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Smyrna include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

Smyrna also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.83%.

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