Smyrna, Tennessee Population 2021

53,262
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Smyrna is a city located in Rutherford County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 53,262, it is the 13th largest city in Tennessee and the 747th largest city in the United States . Smyrna is currently growing at a rate of 1.60% annually and its population has increased by 33.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,974 in 2010. Smyrna reached it's highest population of 53,262 in 2021. Spanning over 30 miles, Smyrna has a population density of 1,757 people per square mile.

The average household income in Smyrna is $72,889 with a poverty rate of 10.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,033 per month, and the median house value is $189,800. The median age in Smyrna is 35.2 years, 32.8 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Smyrna Demographics

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

  • White: 76.35%
  • Black or African American: 14.31%
  • Asian: 4.94%
  • Two or more races: 3.27%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Smyrna, Tennessee is 53,262 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 50,748.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,974.

Smyrna, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,83376.35%
Black or African American7,09114.31%
Asian2,4484.94%
Two or More Races1,6213.27%
Some Other Race3930.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1120.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.11%
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Smyrna Population by Race

Smyrna Population Pyramid $2021

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Smyrna Median Age

35.2


Total

32.8


Male

37.5


Female

Smyrna Adults

There are 37,103 adults, (5,014 of whom are seniors) in Smyrna.

Smyrna Age Dependency

54.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Smyrna Sex Ratio

Female

25,261

50.98%

Male

24,291

49.02%

Smyrna Population by Age

Smyrna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smyrna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All57.7%42.3%
Male46.4%53.6%
Non Family41.9%58.1%
Female40%60%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smyrna Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,0592.7357.7
Married8,3013.4376.3
Non Family5,7771.2941.9
Female3,0093.3540
Male9723.3846.4

3.29

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Smyrna Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9192.85%
9th to 12th Grade1,9616.09%
High School Graduate10,23831.79%
Some College8,14425.28%
Associates Degree2,8268.77%
Bachelors Degree6,07818.87%
Graduate Degree2,0446.35%
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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
White22,75521,2735,998
Black4,7234,3451,317
Hispanic2,7471,972376
Asian1,5271,286283
2+ Races493427180
Other Race22816247
Native American9191
Islander5454

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 36.51%.

Smyrna Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,375$41,676$35,816
Less Than 9th Grade$26,037$30,625$23,074
High School Graduate$31,906$34,404$28,351
Some College$40,589$46,124$34,940
Bachelors Degree$47,640$54,709$41,695
Graduate Degree$59,527$62,143$59,096

$39,375

Average Earnings

$41,676

Average Male

$35,816

Average Female

Smyrna Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smyrna Language by Age

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Smyrna Language

82.29% of Smyrna residents speak only English, while 17.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.64% of the population.

Smyrna Language

Smyrna Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,7702,3217.08%
Hispanic5,5531,72531.06%
Black7,06194713.41%
Multiple1,60830318.84%
Asian2,445863.52%
Other374256.68%

10.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.56%

Male Poverty Rate

11.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smyrna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is Hispanic, with 31.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is Asian, with 3.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.24%.

Smyrna Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.22%
High School10.16%
Some College5.79%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%

Smyrna Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.20%
Male Unemployed35.27%
Female Employed6.56%
Male Employed5.10%

Smyrna Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smyrna Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$62,635$72,889
Families$73,436$81,861
Married Families$86,018-
Non Families$42,176$48,412
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Income by Household Type

Smyrna Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Smyrna Marital Status by Race

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Smyrna Marital Status

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2,734

Number of Veterans

2,403

Male Veterans

331

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam835
Second Gulf War804
First Gulf War688
Korea119
World War II39

Smyrna Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54851
65 to 74645
55 to 64505
18 to 34466
75+267

Smyrna Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2237.75%
Black3125.94%
Hispanic1454.30%
Asian1195.96%
Other Race6023.72%
2+ Races202.86%

Smyrna Veterans by Race

Smyrna Veterans by Education

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4.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smyrna Veterans by Education

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73.5%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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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53.01%

Born in Smyrna

89.34%

Native Born

10.66%

Foreign Born

6.52%

Non Citizen

4.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.34% of Smyrna residents were born in the United States, with 53.01% having been born in Tennessee. 6.52% 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
202153,2628381.60%
202052,4248381.62%
201951,5868381.65%
201850,7488381.68%
201749,9101,3952.88%
201648,5151,5743.35%
201546,9411,2102.65%
201445,7312,2145.09%
201343,5171,3893.30%
201242,1287211.74%
201141,4078392.07%
201040,56814,9994.72%
200025,56911,9226.48%
199013,6474,8084.44%
19808,8393,1414.49%
19705,6982,0864.66%
19603,6123,11210.39%
19405000.00%

Smyrna Population by Year