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Population in 2012: 10,708 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +88.6%
Males: 4,591  (42.9%)
Females: 6,117  (57.1%)

Median resident age:  33.9 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19977.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,002 (it was $36,212 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$49,002
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,560

Smyrna town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $194,515 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Smyrna:

$194,515
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $239,319; Detached houses: $242,585; Townhouses or other attached units: $204,839

Median gross rent in 2012: $899.

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  • White alone - 6,544 (65.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,590 (25.7%)
  • Hispanic - 522 (5.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 178 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 166 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 65 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smyrna: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (16.9%), German (16.2%), English (6.9%), Polish (3.9%), United States (2.8%), Danish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 36 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 2,907 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Smyrna:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smyrna town:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

329 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).

This town:  3.3%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 146 registered sex offenders living in Smyrna, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Smyrna to the number of sex offenders is 73 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $893 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $558 (0.3%)

Smyrna satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, DE (31.4 miles , pop. 72,664).

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.30 N, Longitude: 75.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -268 (-2.7%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 693 (15.1%)

Area code: 302

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Crime rates in Smyrna by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Murders 0010000
per 100,000 0.00.016.70.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2411454
per 100,000 34.768.416.715.957.866.748.9
Robberies 1258117118
per 100,000 208.085.5133.6174.5101.2146.797.7
Assaults 43314122263033
per 100,000 745.2529.8684.8348.9375.9400.0403.2
Burglaries 50503336412649
per 100,000 866.6854.6551.2571.0592.8346.7598.7
Thefts 181186160166189199231
per 100,000 3136.93178.92672.52632.82732.82653.32822.2
Auto thefts 105117211812
per 100,000 173.385.5183.7111.0303.6240.0146.6
Arson 2112030
per 100,000 34.717.116.731.70.040.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.1) 455.8394.5398.6300.0339.3339.3327.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 30 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Delaware average:

2.51

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Smyrna, Delaware accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+4.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Average climate in Smyrna, Delaware

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Tornado activity:

Smyrna-area historical tornado activity is above Delaware state average. It is 33% greater 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 92% 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 the city 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 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 the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 15.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.0 miles away from Smyrna center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Smyrna:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Smyrna, DE

Airports located in Smyrna:


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Local government website: www.townofsmyrna.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smyrna:

  • Delaware State University (about 9 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,113)
  • Wilmington University (about 25 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 4,279)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington (about 27 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 3,290)
  • University of Delaware (about 28 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 18,469)
  • Cumberland County College (about 32 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Rowan University (about 39 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 40 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,441)

Public high school in Smyrna:

Public elementary/middle schools in Smyrna:

Private elementary/middle school in Smyrna:

  • THE ACADEMY AT SAINTPOLY CARP (Students: 57; Location: 499 SOUTH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Smyrna, School District: SMYRNA SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

 
Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 CO  SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.6. This is about average.
City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

27.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.46
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.234. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.234
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.21
U.S.:

2.43
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00515. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00515
U.S.:

0.05221

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

HOLLY HILL ESTATES (Address: 271 Berry Drive , Population served: 831, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
RIDGEWOOD MANOR II INC (Population served: 483, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-12-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2002)
BOONDOCKS RESTAURANT (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-08-1996), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-1996)
GREEN VALLEY PAVILION (Population served: 256, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JAN-14-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2002), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and FEB-21-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JAN-31-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-1999), Fed FAO issued (JUN-06-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2001)
MOORES LAKE SHOPPING CENTER (Population served: 230, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (JUL-09-2002), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-09-2002), St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2002)
BOMBAY HOOK REFUGE (Address: 2591 Whitehall Neck Road , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • 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 Boil Water Order (JUL-22-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-22-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-22-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2004), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2004), St Public Notif issued (DEC-06-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2004), St Public Notif issued (SEP-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-24-2004), St Public Notif issued (MAY-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-25-2003), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2003), St Public Notif issued (NOV-25-2003), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2006)
  • 9 other older health violations
FAIRWAYS INN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (OCT-31-2005), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-02-2001), St Public Notif issued (AUG-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
HEDGEROW HOLLOW TRAILER PARK (Population served: 147, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-08-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-20-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and JAN-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-28-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (DEC-28-1999), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2000)

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

  • SMYRNA WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: PO Box 307, Population served: 7500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HELENS SAUSAGE HOUSE (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BULLDOZERS SALOON (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SMYRNA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL & CHURCH (Population served: 67, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODS EDGE I (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODS EDGE II (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.4% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Smyrna, DE

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

Smyrna compared to Delaware state average:

Smyrna, Delaware environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Smyrna, Delaware:

  • Twilight Haven Motel, 1648 S Dupoint Blvd, Smyrna, DE 19977 , Phone: (302) 653-9906
  • Best Western Smyrna Inn, 190 Stadium St, Smyrna, DE 19977 , Phone: (302) 659-3635, Fax: (302) 659-3638
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Smyrna, Delaware

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Smyrna travel time to work - commute


Smyrna mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Smyrna town (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.11%
Here32.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents31.9%26.0%4.8%4.2%3.9%
Congregations3.7%26.6%1.8%4.6%0.9%
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.9%3.3%2.9%2.5%16.6%
Congregations1.8%2.8%4.6%4.6%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Kent County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$49,995$54,5405$4,752
Other Government Administration 8$34,227$51,3410$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$101,792$61,0750$0
Police - Other 7$22,942$39,3297$3,441
Streets and Highways 7$26,791$45,9270$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,118$37,4160$0
Sewerage 1$5,767$69,2040$0
Parks and Recreation 3$10,320$41,2800$0
Water Supply 3$14,509$58,0360$0
Electric Power 8$31,410$47,1151$974
Local Libraries 1$4,557$54,6845$5,045
Totals for Government 70$305,428$52,35918$14,212

Smyrna government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $4,515,000 ($421.65)
    Water Utilities: $360,000 ($33.62)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,165,000 ($762.51)
    Police Protection: $3,069,000 ($286.61)
    Central Staff Services: $666,000 ($62.20)
    Water Utilities: $620,000 ($57.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $597,000 ($55.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $560,000 ($52.30)
    Regular Highways: $548,000 ($51.18)
    General Public Buildings: $536,000 ($50.06)
    Sewerage: $491,000 ($45.85)
    Financial Administration: $422,000 ($39.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $288,000 ($26.90)
    Libraries: $215,000 ($20.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($5.79)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($4.02)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $827,000 ($77.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,357,000 ($126.73)
    Electric Utilities: $2,000 ($0.19)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.19)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,696,000 ($345.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($6.72)

Smyrna government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,763,000 ($164.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $679,000 ($63.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $231,000 ($21.57)
    Interest Earnings: $188,000 ($17.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $86,000 ($8.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $86,000 ($8.03)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.28)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,693,000 ($905.21)
    Water Utilities: $830,000 ($77.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $322,000 ($30.07)
    Highways: $182,000 ($17.00)
  • Tax - Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,564,000 ($146.06)
    Other License: $1,020,000 ($95.26)
    Property: $934,000 ($87.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $98,000 ($9.15)

Smyrna government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,655,000 ($341.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,000,000 ($186.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,728,000 ($161.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($6.82)

Smyrna government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,183,000 ($297.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,696,000 ($158.39)

8.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($838 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.21%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Castle County, DE  1.92% ($46,984 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.19% ($43,981)
from Caroline County, MD  0.16% ($32,667)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,231 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.29%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to New Castle County, DE  1.09% ($41,164 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($33,481)
to Caroline County, MD  0.07% ($26,421)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Smyrna, Delaware:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 23
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Delaware average:
  • Fatal accident count: 69
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 108
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 32
  • Fatalities: 75
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 180
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of Smyrna fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 102 meters (335ft)
Total costs: $1,000,000
Total average daily traffic: 294,828
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,797

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 12
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Smyrna, DE



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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 72
  • Hazardous Condition: 64
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Smyrna


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Smyrna, DE

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
Businesses in Smyrna, DE
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
AutoZone1Rite Aid2
Best Western1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2T-Mobile1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
GNC2True Value1
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Waffle House1
KFC1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Smyrna, DE


Smyrna on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Child care workers (population 5,000+)"
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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other health and personal care stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 1,000 residents in 2004-2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Total of 37 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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