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Smyrna, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Smyrna is the 9th largest city in Delaware with a population of 13,211 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Smyrna is located at latitude 39.2998 and longitude -75.6047 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Smyrna 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,211 (100%)
Population in Households 13,055 (98.8%)
Population in Families 10,951 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 156 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 2,104
Diversity Index2 61
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,119
Average Household Income $75,792
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $26,990
Wealth Index5 70
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 5,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,572 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,231 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 408 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $232,912
Average Home Value $256,185
Housing Affordability Index3 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,802
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,442
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 2.58% 2.24%
Households 2.44% 2.28%
Families 2.6% 2.23%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   2.63%

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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, 2020 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
Median Household Income # 36 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 44 57th
Per Capita Income # 43 45th
Diversity Index # 28 65th

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