Smyrna, Tennessee Population 2020

53,599

Smyrna is a city located in Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 53,599, it is the 13th largest city in Tennessee and the 742nd largest city in the United States. Smyrna is currently growing at a rate of 2.71% annually and its population has increased by 34.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,974 in 2010. Spanning over 30 miles, Smyrna has a population density of 1,768 people per square mile.

The average household income in Smyrna is $69,259 with a poverty rate of 11.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $959 per month, and the median house value is $172,400. The median age in Smyrna is 34.7 years, 31.7 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males.

Smyrna Demographics

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

  • White: 76.13%
  • Black or African American: 14.03%
  • Asian: 5.10%
  • Two or more races: 3.47%
  • Other race: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Smyrna, Tennessee is 53,599, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 50,775.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,974.

Smyrna, Tennessee Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,81776.13%
Black or African American6,78514.03%
Asian2,4665.10%
Two or More Races1,6763.47%
Some Other Race4821.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native1100.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.05%

Smyrna Population Pyramid 2020

Smyrna Median Age

34.7


Total

31.7


Male

37.9


Female

Smyrna Adults

There are 36,390 adults, (4,809 of whom are seniors) in Smyrna.

Smyrna Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Smyrna Sex Ratio

Female

24,420

50.50%

Male

23,941

49.50%

Smyrna Households and Families

Smyrna Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Smyrna Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.7%24.3%
All59.2%40.8%
Male50.5%49.5%
Non Family45.5%54.5%
Female43.8%56.2%

59.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,7742.759.2
Married8,0573.4175.7
Non Family5,8511.2945.5
Female2,9063.4743.8
Male9603.1650.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Smyrna Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9693.09%
9th to 12th Grade2,0326.49%
High School Graduate10,26632.79%
Some College7,77224.82%
Associates Degree2,9559.44%
Bachelors Degree5,44617.39%
Graduate Degree1,8735.98%

Smyrna Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,53420,9495,485
Black4,3613,9941,132
Hispanic2,4741,766282
Asian1,4361,114244
Multiple Races579524197
Other Race26616349
Native American8989

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 multiple races people with a rate of 34.02%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,353$40,248$33,298
Less Than High School$25,386$29,345$23,737
High School Grad$30,419$32,210$28,344
Some College$40,029$42,971$32,060
Bachelors Degree$44,668$51,089$40,804
Graduate Degree$57,312$58,628$56,735

$37,353

Average Earnings

$40,248

Average Male

$33,298

Average Female

Smyrna Language

Smyrna Language by Age

Smyrna Language

83.83% of Smyrna residents speak only English, while 16.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.39% of the population.

Smyrna Poverty

Smyrna Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,3752,4977.71%
Hispanic4,9331,86937.89%
Black6,74978711.66%
Multiple1,66046427.95%
Asian2,465973.94%
Other474255.27%

11.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.22%

Male Poverty Rate

13.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smyrna

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is Hispanic, with 37.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smyrna is Asian, with 3.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.24%
High School9.94%
Some College7.22%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.11%
Male Unemployed38.99%
Female Employed7.38%
Male Employed5.63%

Smyrna Income

Smyrna Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,904$69,259
Families$70,468$78,373
Married Families$81,615-
Non Families$40,977$46,532

Smyrna Marital Status

Smyrna Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Smyrna Married by Age and Sex

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

Smyrna Veterans

2,845

Number of Veterans

2,517

Male Veterans

328

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam865
First Gulf War759
Second Gulf War728
Korea103
World War II40
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54900
65 to 74569
55 to 64551
18 to 34485
75+340
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3878.41%
Black2645.38%
Hispanic1755.48%
Asian1196.26%
Other5317.26%
2 or More222.92%

$Smyrna Veterans by Education

2.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smyrna Employment Status

73%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Smyrna Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

53.64%

Born in Tennessee

90.58%

Native Born

9.42%

Foreign Born

5.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.58% of Smyrna residents were born in the United States, with 53.64% having been born in Tennessee. 5.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202053,5991,4122.71%
201952,1871,4122.78%
201850,7758591.72%
201749,9161,4122.91%
201648,5041,5823.37%
201546,9221,2132.65%
201445,7092,2125.09%
201343,4971,3913.30%
201242,1067231.75%
201141,3838332.05%
201040,55014,9814.72%
200025,56911,9226.48%
199013,6474,8084.44%
19808,8393,1414.49%
19705,6982,0864.66%
19603,6123,11210.39%
19405000.00%