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Smyrna, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Smyrna had a population of 49,235 as of July 1, 2019. Smyrna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smyrna is located at latitude 35.9828 and longitude -86.5186 in Rutherford County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Smyrna encompass a land area of 29.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Rutherford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Town of Smyrna (GNIS ID: 2407356) 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.

The Town of Smyrna is located within Commissioner District 11, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rutherford County.


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Smyrna, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Smyrna, TN Housing Affordability Index is 185
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Smyrna, TN Wealth Index is 74
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 49,235 (100%)
Population in Households 48,924 (99.4%)
Population in Families 40,324 (81.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 311 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,625
Diversity Index2 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,170
Average Household Income $79,867
Per Capita Income $29,789
Wealth Index4 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 19,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,649 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,690 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,103 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $179,691
Housing Affordability Index3 185
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 18,339
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 12,772
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.26% 2.1%
Households 2.33% 2.13%
Families 2.11% 1.95%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Smyrna, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smyrna to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 13 97th
Population Density # 19 96th
Diversity Index # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 48 89th
Per Capita Income # 80 82nd

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