Smyrna, GA

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Population

55,467

1.24% growth

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$70,547

8.72% growth

Poverty Rate

11.9%


Number of Employees

32,219

1.6% growth

Median Property Value

$248,600

10.4% growth

About

In 2017, Smyrna, GA had a population of 55.5k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $70,547. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Smyrna, GA grew from 54,788 to 55,467, a 1.24% increase and its median household income grew from $64,889 to $70,547, a 8.72% increase.

The population of Smyrna, GA is 45.3% White Alone, 30.7% Black or African American Alone, and 14.4% Hispanic or Latino. 22.4% of the people in Smyrna, GA speak a non-English language, and 89.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Smyrna, GA is $248,600, and the homeownership rate is 53.6%. Most people in Smyrna, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Smyrna, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Smyrna, GA employs 32.2k people. The largest industries in Smyrna, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,869 people), Retail Trade (3,626 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,021 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,639), Information ($82,554), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,101).

Median household income in Smyrna, GA is $70,547. Males in Smyrna, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Smyrna, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,547

2017 value

± $4,587

8.72%

1 Year Growth

± 7.4%

Households in Smyrna, GA have a median annual income of $70,547, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,889 in 2016, which represents a 8.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Smyrna, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Smyrna, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Smyrna, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 312.09

  2. Census Tract 311.12

  3. Census Tract 311.17

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Smyrna, GA was Census Tract 312.09 with a value of $123,568, followed by Census Tract 311.12 and Census Tract 311.17, with respective values of $99,267 and $92,011.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Smyrna, GA (6.54k out of 55.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,926 ± 512

  2. Black

    2,077 ± 446

  3. Hispanic

    2,035 ± 423

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Smyrna, GA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,512

1.6%

1 Year growth

± 6.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Smyrna, GA grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 31.7k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Smyrna, GA, are Management Occupations (5,309 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,596 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,361 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Smyrna, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Smyrna, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (5,309 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,596 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,361 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Smyrna, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.88 times), and Management Occupations (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Smyrna, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,163), and Management Occupations ($78,661).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,512

1.6%

1 Year growth

± 6.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Smyrna, GA grew at a rate of 1.6%, from 31.7k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Smyrna, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,869 people), Retail Trade (3,626 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,021 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Smyrna, GA, though some of these residents may live in Smyrna, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Smyrna, GA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,869 people), Retail Trade (3,626 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,021 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Smyrna, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.35 times higher than expected), Information (2.26 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Smyrna, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,639), Information ($82,554), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,101).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.4% of the population of Smyrna, GA has health coverage, with 59.4% on employee plans, 7.02% on Medicaid, 6.35% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Smyrna, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Smyrna, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.6%

Uninsured

59.4%

Employer Coverage

7.02%

Medicaid

6.35%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Smyrna, GA declined by 8.48% from 17.1% to 15.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Smyrna, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Smyrna, GA is home to a population of 55.5k people, from which 89.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.8% of Smyrna, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Smyrna, GA is composed of 25.1k White Alone residents (45.3%), 17k Black or African American Alone residents (30.7%), 7.99k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.4%), 4.01k Asian Alone residents (7.23%), 1.09k Two or More Races residents (1.96%), 135 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.243%), 51 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0919%), and 43 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0775%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Smyrna, GA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,135 speakers), Gujarati (907 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (855 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Smyrna, GA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Smyrna, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Smyrna, GA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 17.8% of Smyrna, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Smyrna, GA was 17.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Smyrna, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Smyrna, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

89.6%

2017 Citizenship

89%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.6% of Smyrna, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Smyrna, GA was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.1k ± 1.41k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    17k ± 1.31k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.99k ± 1.32k

In 2017, there were 1.48 times more White Alone residents (25.1k people) in Smyrna, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k Black or African American Alone and 7.99k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,135 speakers (12.4%)

  2. Gujarati

    907 speakers (1.84%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    855 speakers (1.73%)

22.4% of Smyrna, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Smyrna, GA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 12.4% of the overall population of Smyrna, GA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.84% speak Gujarati and 1.73% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    751 ± 167

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    734 ± 259

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    637 ± 236

Smyrna, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Smyrna, GA was $248,600 in 2017, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $225,200 to $248,600, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Smyrna, GA is 53.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Smyrna, GA have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Smyrna, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$70,547

Median Household Income

± $4,587

24.3k

Number of Households

± 1,234

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.3k households in Smyrna, GA grew to $70,547 from the previous year's value of $64,889.

The following chart displays the households in Smyrna, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$248,600

2017 Median

± $14,500

$225,200

2016 Median

± $9,122

In 2017, the median property value in Smyrna, GA grew to to $248,600 from the previous year's value of $225,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Smyrna, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Smyrna, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Smyrna, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Smyrna, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.6%

2017 Homeownership

51.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.6% of the housing units in Smyrna, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Smyrna, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Smyrna, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Smyrna, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Smyrna, GA have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Smyrna, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.07%

  3. Carpooled

    5.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Smyrna, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Carpooled.

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