Smyrna, Delaware Population 2024

13,384

Smyrna is a city located in Kent County and New Castle County Delaware. Smyrna has a 2024 population of 13,384. Smyrna is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 3.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,956 in 2020.

The average household income in Smyrna is $80,221 with a poverty rate of 9.99%. The median age in Smyrna is 34.2 years: 31.9 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Smyrna Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Smyrna was:

  • White: 52.43%
  • Black or African American: 34.78%
  • Two or more races: 9.46%
  • Asian: 2.94%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,087.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.3% (428)
The current population of Smyrna, Delaware is 13,384 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,956.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,74852.43%
Black or African American4,47634.78%
Two or more races1,2189.46%
Asian3782.94%
Other race440.34%
Native American60.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Smyrna Population by Race

Smyrna Population Pyramid 2024

Smyrna Median Age

34.2

Total

31.9

Male

37

Female

Smyrna Adults

There are 9,668 adults, (1,697 of whom are seniors) in Smyrna.

Smyrna Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Smyrna Sex Ratio

Female6,58151.13%
Male6,28948.87%

Smyrna Population by Age

Smyrna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,7592.6768.131.9
Married2,1353.3875.524.5
Non Family1,5321.3665.934.1
Female8902.9951.948.1
Male2023.5477.722.3

3.21

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Smyrna Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade5516.28%
Associates Degree1,09112.44%
Bachelors Degree1,23614.09%
Graduate Degree6317.19%
High School Graduate3,05934.88%
Less Than 9th Grade1001.14%
Some College2,10323.98%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Smyrna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smyrna Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,9124,4951,059
Black2,9842,783681
2+ Races46746711
Hispanic31729750
Asian26925666
Other Race44440
Native American660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 24.54%.

Smyrna Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,580$39,643$47,134
Graduate Degree$84,495$0$84,832
High School Graduate$30,833$45,522$25,581
Less Than 9th Grade$38,929$46,181$0
Overall$45,163$46,076$44,104
Some College$44,054$45,000$43,506

$45,163

Average Earnings

$46,076

Average Male

$44,104

Average Female

Smyrna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smyrna Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Smyrna Language

94.97% of Smyrna residents speak only English, while 5.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.47% of the population.

Smyrna Language

Smyrna Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,40667615.34%
White6,3873645.7%
Multiple1,19622118.48%
Hispanic95612613.18%

9.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.22%

Male Poverty Rate

11.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smyrna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is Multiple, with 18.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is White, with 5.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.64%.

Smyrna Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College15.52%
Less Than 9th Grade10.95%
High School9.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.98%

Smyrna Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.05%
Male Unemployed15.09%
Female Employed6.53%
Male Employed4.19%

Smyrna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smyrna Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$72,464$87,447
Households$68,260$80,221
Married Families$98,163$-999,999,999
Non Families$58,452$61,977

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Smyrna Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Smyrna Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Smyrna Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Smyrna Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Smyrna Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

852

Number of Veterans

643

Male Veterans

209

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War382
First Gulf War329
Vietnam170
Korea3
World War II0

Smyrna Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54347
18 to 34168
55 to 64133
65 to 74123
75+81

Smyrna Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White58511.03%
Black2677.71%

Smyrna Veterans by Race

Smyrna Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smyrna Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.6%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Smyrna Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Smyrna Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Smyrna Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.36%

Born in Smyrna

94.9%

Native Born

5.1%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

3.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.9% of Smyrna residents were born in the United States, with 58.36% having been born in Delaware. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Smyrna Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,9191070.77%
202813,8121070.78%
202713,7051070.79%
202613,5981070.79%
202513,4911070.8%
202413,3841070.81%
202313,277270.2%
202213,250900.68%
202113,1602041.57%
202012,9561,1049.31%
201911,8522392.06%
201811,613860.75%
201711,5271931.7%
201611,334780.69%
201511,2561551.4%
201411,1012452.26%
201310,8561871.75%
201210,6691801.72%
201110,4893183.13%
201010,17100%
20005,6794488.56%
19905,23148110.13%
19804,75050711.95%
19704,243-9,676-69.52%

Smyrna Population by Year