Smyrna, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Smyrna, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Smyrna had a population of 56,340 as of July 1, 2018. Smyrna ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smyrna is located at latitude 33.884 and longitude -84.5144 in Cobb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smyrna encompass a land area of 15.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cobb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Smyrna (GNIS ID: 2405479) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Smyrna is located within Smyrna Division of Cobb County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smyrna: Neal Dow, Varners Station.

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Smyrna, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 56,340
Population in Households 56,054
Population in Familes 39,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density2 3,668
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $61,347
Average Household Income $87,265
Per Capita Income $38,843


Total Housing Units 27,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,496 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,599 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,968 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $245,303
Average Home Value $283,860


Total Households 25,095
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 13,109
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.15% 1.49%
Households 1.06% 1.44%
Families 0.97% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Smyrna, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smyrna to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 98th
Population Density # 12 98th
Diversity Index # 31 95th
Median Household Income # 74 88th
Per Capita Income # 33 95th

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