Smyrna, Delaware Population 2021

12,253
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Smyrna is a city located in Kent County Delaware. With a 2020 population of 12,253, it is the 6th largest city in Delaware and the 2675th largest city in the United States . Smyrna is currently growing at a rate of 1.83% annually and its population has increased by 22.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,023 in 2010. Smyrna reached it's highest population of 12,253 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Smyrna has a population density of 1,951 people per square mile.

The average household income in Smyrna is $83,635 with a poverty rate of 9.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,110 per month, and the median house value is $206,400. The median age in Smyrna is 37.6 years, 31.8 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Smyrna Demographics

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

  • White: 66.65%
  • Black or African American: 28.07%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Smyrna, Delaware is 12,253 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,593.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,023.

Smyrna, Delaware Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,65466.65%
Black or African American3,22328.07%
Two or More Races5254.57%
Asian730.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.08%
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Smyrna Population by Race

Smyrna Population Pyramid $2021

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Smyrna Median Age

37.6


Total

31.8


Male

41.4


Female

Smyrna Adults

There are 8,559 adults, (1,442 of whom are seniors) in Smyrna.

Smyrna Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Smyrna Sex Ratio

Female

5,639

49.10%

Male

5,845

50.90%

Smyrna Population by Age

Smyrna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smyrna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male86.3%13.7%
Married80.1%19.9%
All65.4%34.6%
Non Family59.8%40.2%
Female31.9%68.1%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smyrna Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3272.6165.4
Married1,9683.4380.1
Non Family1,3901.3659.8
Female7652.8331.9
Male2042.4386.3

3.15

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Smyrna Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1572.04%
9th to 12th Grade3554.61%
High School Graduate2,83836.89%
Some College1,56720.37%
Associates Degree78710.23%
Bachelors Degree1,57720.50%
Graduate Degree4135.37%
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Smyrna Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smyrna Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,8654,6371,114
Black2,3542,191804
Hispanic34322446
2+ Races8181
Asian626226
Native American97

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.94%.

Smyrna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,790$42,758$36,080
Less Than 9th Grade$40,087$$33,690
High School Graduate$31,594$40,849$25,845
Some College$40,103$44,318$26,836
Bachelors Degree$46,589$42,705$53,773
Graduate Degree$66,553$63,875$66,894

$41,790

Average Earnings

$42,758

Average Male

$36,080

Average Female

Smyrna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smyrna Language by Age

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Smyrna Language

92.34% of Smyrna residents speak only English, while 7.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.18% of the population.

Smyrna Language

Smyrna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,15255417.58%
White6,8434376.39%
Hispanic694649.22%
Multiple5256011.43%
Native9222.22%

9.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.27%

Male Poverty Rate

10.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smyrna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is Native, with 22.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is White, with 6.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.40%.

Smyrna Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School13.63%
Some College13.44%
Less Than 9th Grade5.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.86%

Smyrna Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.09%
Male Unemployed9.17%
Female Employed5.88%
Male Employed3.32%

Smyrna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smyrna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,277$83,635
Families$76,590$100,438
Married Families$88,500-
Non Families$47,532$46,079
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Income by Household Type

Smyrna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Smyrna Married by Age and Sex

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Smyrna Marriage

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

Smyrna Marital Status by Race

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Smyrna Marital Status

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535

Number of Veterans

472

Male Veterans

63

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam216
First Gulf War148
Korea68
Second Gulf War45
World War II

Smyrna Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74144
35 to 54140
75+116
55 to 64108
18 to 3427

Smyrna Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3736.69%
Black1626.04%
Hispanic297.73%

Smyrna Veterans by Race

Smyrna Veterans by Education

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22.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smyrna Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Smyrna Employment by Age

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Smyrna Employment by Race

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Smyrna Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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48.64%

Born in Smyrna

95.59%

Native Born

4.41%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.59% of Smyrna residents were born in the United States, with 48.64% having been born in Delaware. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Smyrna Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,2532201.83%
202012,0332201.86%
201911,8132201.90%
201811,593780.68%
201711,5151921.70%
201611,323750.67%
201511,2481531.38%
201411,0952462.27%
201310,8491821.71%
201210,6671811.73%
201110,4863153.10%
201010,1714,4926.00%
20005,6794480.83%
19905,2314810.97%
19804,7505071.14%
19704,2430.00%

Smyrna Population by Year