Smyrna, DE Profile: Facts & Data


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Smyrna, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Smyrna is the 9th largest city in Delaware with a population of 12,684 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Smyrna is located at latitude 39.2919 and longitude -75.6067 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Smyrna (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Smyrna are located in Kent County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and New Castle County.

The Town of Smyrna (GNIS ID: 2391416) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Smyrna is located within Smyrna Division of Kent County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smyrna: Cross Roads, Duck Creek, Duck Creek Cross Roads, Duck Creek Town.

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Smyrna, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,684
Population in Households 12,519
Population in Familes 10,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density2 2,137
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $61,201
Average Household Income $75,422
Per Capita Income $26,926


Total Housing Units 4,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,458 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,134 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $240,286
Average Home Value $241,811


Total Households 4,592
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 3,308
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.89% 2.17%
Households 2.65% 2.14%
Families 2.9% 2.12%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Smyrna, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smyrna to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 90th
Population Density # 21 74th
Diversity Index # 27 66th
Median Household Income # 34 57th
Per Capita Income # 46 42nd

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