Smyrna, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 11,584 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +104.0%
Males: 5,556  (48.0%)
Females: 6,028  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19977.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,943 (it was $36,212 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$50,943
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,371 (it was $17,443 in 2000)

Smyrna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $212,301 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$212,301
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,223; detached houses: $314,781; townhouses or other attached units: $129,106; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $45,857; mobile homes: $94,717

Median gross rent in 2017: $896.

March 2019 cost of living index in Smyrna: 90.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Smyrna, DE (2017)
    • 7,22463.2%White alone
    • 3,29328.8%Black alone
    • 4604.0%Hispanic
    • 2882.5%Two or more races
    • 940.8%Asian alone
    • 460.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 165 registered sex offenders living in Smyrna, Delaware as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Smyrna is 68 to 1.


Crime rates in Smyrna by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(57.8)
5
(66.7)
4
(48.9)
8
(93.2)
5
(55.7)
8
(85.8)
1
(9.9)
1
(9.7)
7
(64.2)
9
(80.6)
5
(43.7)
5
(43.2)
7
(60.4)
7
(59.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(101.2)
11
(146.7)
8
(97.7)
15
(174.8)
13
(144.8)
14
(150.2)
12
(118.5)
17
(165.2)
18
(165.1)
15
(134.3)
9
(78.6)
19
(164.2)
12
(103.5)
8
(67.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(375.9)
30
(400.0)
33
(403.2)
50
(582.7)
36
(400.8)
32
(343.3)
49
(483.9)
21
(204.0)
44
(403.7)
38
(340.2)
39
(340.7)
46
(397.5)
44
(379.5)
35
(296.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
41
(592.8)
26
(346.7)
49
(598.7)
57
(664.3)
66
(734.9)
65
(697.3)
60
(592.5)
63
(612.1)
52
(477.1)
48
(429.7)
48
(419.3)
50
(432.0)
43
(370.9)
45
(381.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
189
(2,733)
199
(2,653)
231
(2,822)
221
(2,575)
216
(2,405)
203
(2,178)
240
(2,370)
254
(2,468)
267
(2,450)
266
(2,381)
241
(2,105)
251
(2,169)
227
(1,958)
205
(1,739)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(303.6)
18
(240.0)
12
(146.6)
10
(116.5)
9
(100.2)
5
(53.6)
6
(59.3)
8
(77.7)
9
(82.6)
10
(89.5)
13
(113.6)
9
(77.8)
9
(77.6)
18
(152.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(40.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)326.9326.9315.6402.4323.8322.6281.3245.9319.6305.3249.3286.5265.8235.7

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City-data.com crime index in Smyrna, DE

Crime rate in Smyrna detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 30 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: Irish (12.0%), American (10.7%), German (10.1%), English (5.2%), Italian (3.7%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 3,145 people per square mile   (average).

Smyrna, Delaware map

652 residents are foreign born (2.1% Africa, 1.6% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

This town:

5.7%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,158 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $993 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greater Newark, DE (27.4 miles , pop. 67,114).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (54.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (54.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Clayton, DE (1.2 miles ),
Cheswold, DE (2.4 miles ),
Kenton, DE (2.4 miles ),
Leipsic, DE (2.5 miles ),
Townsend, DE (2.9 miles ),
Dover, DE (3.2 miles ),
Hartly, DE (3.2 miles),
Odessa, DE (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 75.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,330 (-11.6%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,209 (21.2%)

Area code: 302

Distribution of median household income in Smyrna, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Smyrna, DE in 2017

Property values in Smyrna, DE

Smyrna satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $50,500
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $52,400
  • 2002: 139 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2003: 265 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2004: 250 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2005: 183 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2006: 126 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2007: 154 buildings, average cost: $115,500
  • 2008: 162 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2009: 143 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2014: 83 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2015: 49 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2016: 95 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2017: 82 buildings, average cost: $119,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Smyrna, DE residents
Average permit cost in Smyrna, DE
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Delaware:

3.2%
Historical population in Smyrna, DE
Historical housing units in Smyrna, DE

Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in Smyrna, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (10.9%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (15.4%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Smyrna, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)

Average climate in Smyrna, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Smyrna, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.9. This is about average.

City:

73.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2014 was 0.237. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.237
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.76
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00751. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00751
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Smyrna-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Smyrna town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 31.3 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Smyrna-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from Smyrna center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from Smyrna center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 294.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 328.6 miles away from Smyrna center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from Smyrna center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smyrna topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Smyrna:

  • DELAWARE HOSP CHRONICALLY ILL (SUNNYSIDE ROAD)
  • DELAWARE HOSPITAL F/T CHRONICALLY ILL (DHCI) (100 SUNNYSIDE ROAD)
  • PINNACLE REHABILITATION AND HEALTH CENTER (3034 SOUTH DUPONT HIGHWAY)
  • SCOTT NURSING HOME (MAIN MT VERNON STREETS)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SMYRNA (GATEWAY NORTH SHOPPING CENTER)

Airports located in Smyrna:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smyrna:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 8 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware State University (about 9 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Wilmington University (about 27 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 28 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 31 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Cumberland County College (about 32 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Rowan University (about 39 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,632)

Public high school in Smyrna:

Public elementary/middle schools in Smyrna:

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Library in Smyrna:

  • SMYRNA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $221,309; Location: 107 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 20,246 books; 542 audio materials; 843 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 39 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 92 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Smyrna: Bannister Hall (A), Citizens' Hose Company Number 1 Incorporated (B), American Legion Ambulance (C), Smyrna Police Department (D), Smyrna City Hall (E), Smyrna Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: North Gateway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Smyrna include: Mount Olive Pentecostal Church (A), Peace Lutheran Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Asbury United Methodist Church (E), Centennial United Methodist Church (F), Saint Polycarp Catholic Church (G), Church of the Nazarene (H), Saint Peters Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake Como (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Providence Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Smyrna: Smyrna Municipal Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Smyrna Museum (11 South Main Street).

Hotels: Twilight Haven Motel (1648 South Dupont Boulevard), Colonial Hotel (13 East Commerce Street), Grandview Motel Inc (2252 South Dupont Boulevard).

Court: Delaware State - Justice Of The Peace Court- Criminal Courts- Court (100 Monrovia Avenue).

Birthplace of: Louis McLane - Politician, Jacob Jones - Navy officer, John Bassett Moore - Diplomat, John Cook (governor) - Politician, John H. Hoffecker - Politician, Presley Spruance - Politician, Robert J. Reynolds - Politician, Thomas Collins (governor) - Politician, Walter O. Hoffecker - Politician, Barney Slaughter - Baseball player.

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Smyrna and their reported violations in the past:

SMYRNA REST AND INFORMATION CENTER (Population served: 6,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-27-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2013)
RIDGEWOOD MANOR II INC (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
CAROLINE ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 14 VILLAGE SQUARE SUITE 3 , Serves MD, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from JUN-15-2005 to SEP-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2006)
PINNACLE REHABILITATION & HEALTH CENTER (Population served: 256, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2007)
BOMBAY HOOK REFUGE (Address: 2591 Whitehall Neck Road , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St Public Notif issued (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2005), St Public Notif issued (OCT-26-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-22-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2006)
MAMIE A WARREN CENTER (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-02-2011)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (AUG-02-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2007)
SIGNALS/ RT 13 OPERATIONS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-12-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-12-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-04-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-02-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2010)
AUTUMN WOODS MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-06-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from JUN-12-2013 to SEP-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-08-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2009), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (2 times from JAN-10-2007 to AUG-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-2008)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule

Drinking water stations with addresses in Smyrna that have no violations reported:

  • SMYRNA WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 10,001, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HOLLY HILL ESTATES (Population served: 831, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BOONDOCKS RESTAURANT (Population served: 450, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FOX POINTE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HELENS SAUSAGE HOUSE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAMBOS TAVERN (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SMYRNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL & CHURCH (Population served: 67, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODS EDGE II (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FENWICK ISLAND TRAILER PARK (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GRAYS TRAILER PARK (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.6%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.7%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
275 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Smyrna (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Smyrna Branch at 436 West Glenwood Avenue, branch established on 1991/12/05; Smyrna Branch at 600 Jimmy Drive, branch established on 2011/05/16. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Wyoming: Smyrna Branch at 28 Deak Drive, branch established on 2003/05/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $288.5 mil, Deposits: $230.3 mil, headquarters in Wyoming, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Wyoming Financial Corporation
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB: Smyrna Branch at 400 Jimmy Drive, branch established on 2006/10/18. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,281.1 mil, Deposits: $3,150.2 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Smyrna Branch at 7 South Main Street, branch established on 1957/05/06. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Smyrna Branch at 5 West Commerce Street, branch established on 1957/12/28. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

For population 15 years and over in Smyrna:

Marital status in Smyrna, DE
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Smyrna:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Smyrna
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Smyrna, DE (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,6795
Evangelical Protestant14,99279
Mainline Protestant14,93141
Black Protestant3,24518
Other2,71814
Orthodox1001
None109,645-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Here:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Kent County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
This county:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Smyrna:

51.4%
Delaware:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Smyrna:

50.1%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Smyrna:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.1%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.5%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Smyrna:

6.8
Delaware:

6.8

Overweight people:
Smyrna:

35.3%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

57.8%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Smyrna:

80.3%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Smyrna, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 22$147,808$80,6230$0
Financial Administration 18$79,418$52,9451$691
Streets and Highways 9$40,783$54,3772$3,304
Electric Power 7$36,124$61,9270$0
Police - Other 6$23,985$47,9706$2,498
Other Government Administration 4$22,763$68,2890$0
Water Supply 4$19,437$58,3110$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,420$41,6801$1,732
Local Libraries 2$8,087$48,5226$6,328
Other and Unallocable 2$8,383$50,2980$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,791$45,4920$0
Totals for Government 78$400,999$61,69216$14,553

Smyrna government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $261,000 ($22.53)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,143,000 ($1048.26)
    Police Protection: $3,970,000 ($342.71)
    Regular Highways: $2,069,000 ($178.61)
    Water Utilities: $1,731,000 ($149.43)
    Financial Administration: $1,229,000 ($106.09)
    Sewerage: $723,000 ($62.41)
    Central Staff Services: $578,000 ($49.90)
    Libraries: $309,000 ($26.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $301,000 ($25.98)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($1.12)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($12.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $4,467,000 ($385.62)
    Corporate Bonds: $2,892,000 ($249.65)
    Benefit Payments: $1,600,000 ($138.12)
    Other Investments - Other: $114,000 ($9.84)
    Withdrawals: $27,000 ($2.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000 ($11.74)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $1,008,000 ($87.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,758,000 ($497.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $202,000 ($17.44)

Smyrna government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,437,000 ($124.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $188,000 ($16.23)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $600,000 ($51.80)
    Local Employee Contribution: $153,000 ($13.21)
    From Other Governments: $93,000 ($8.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $26,000 ($2.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $70,000 ($6.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $109,000 ($9.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $45,000 ($3.88)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,164,000 ($1222.72)
    Water Utilities: $3,559,000 ($307.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $342,000 ($29.52)
    Highways: $201,000 ($17.35)
  • Tax - Property: $3,497,000 ($301.88)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $845,000 ($72.95)
    Other License: $512,000 ($44.20)

Smyrna government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,397,000 ($1847.12)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,513,000 ($1598.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,233,000 ($365.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,349,000 ($116.45)

Smyrna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,623,000 ($226.43)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $7,425,000 ($640.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,857,000 ($419.29)

6.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,074 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from New Castle County, DE  1.31% ($48,838 average AGI)
from Sussex County, DE  1.01% ($33,254)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.17% ($40,491)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,302 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.20%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sussex County, DE  1.14% ($39,974 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  1.08% ($46,206)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($35,254)
Businesses in Smyrna, DE
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Rite Aid2
Best Western1Sprint Nextel1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts2Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul3
GNC2UPS1
Goodwill1Waffle House1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Wendy's1
KFC1

Strongest AM radio stations in Smyrna:

  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smyrna:

  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJKS (101.7 FM; CANTON, NJ; Owner: QC COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Smyrna:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Smyrna: John B. Mayberry.

Smyrna fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Smyrna fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 515ft / 157mTotal length
  • $3,000,000Total costs
  • 774,598Total average daily traffic
  • 66,663Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Smyrna, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 301990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Smyrna, DE
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Smyrna)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Smyrna, DE)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Smyrna)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Smyrna)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$215,79613$171,26383$202,1406$61,4534$173,5952$26,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$174,3501$170,1008$216,4881$21,5600$01$59,850
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$211,3416$95,52241$219,0386$48,1572$202,1905$29,096
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$237,5303$191,57327$219,3761$95,0201$169,7200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$185,0450$06$261,2830$01$99,2300$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0402.01 , 0402.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$203,8802$221,955
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$206,3301$123,670
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$162,850
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0402.01 , 0402.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Smyrna, DE
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Smyrna, DE - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 76. The highest number of fires - 127 took place in 2002, and the least - 49 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Smyrna, DE When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.8%), and Outside Fires (27.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Smyrna, DE
    • 72155.8%Structure Fires
    • 35727.7%Outside Fires
    • 18013.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 332.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Smyrna, DE

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Smyrna, Delaware:

  • Relax Inn, 1648 S Dupoint Blvd, Smyrna, Delaware 19977 , Phone: (302) 653-9906
  • Best Western Smyrna Inn, 190 Stadium St, Smyrna, Delaware 19977 , Phone: (302) 659-3635, Fax: (302) 659-3638
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Smyrna, Delaware
Most common first names in Smyrna, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary21182.2 years
William19275.4 years
John19175.5 years
James16075.2 years
George12677.0 years
Charles10378.1 years
Helen9580.2 years
Margaret8880.5 years
Robert8772.4 years
Anna8482.6 years
Most common last names in Smyrna, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6280.2 years
Jones6278.8 years
Johnson6177.5 years
Brown5577.4 years
Davis5075.9 years
Wilson4876.4 years
Williams4179.5 years
Wright4078.7 years
Morris3778.0 years
Thomas3580.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Smyrna, DE
  • 72.8%Utility gas
  • 15.1%Electricity
  • 9.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Smyrna, DE
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 23.1%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Smyrna compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Smyrna on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Polynesia (population 500+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Born at sea (population 500+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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