Smyrna, Delaware

Geobox Town
name = Town of Smyrna
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category = City



image_caption = South Main Street in Smyrna in 2006


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country = United States
state = Delaware
region_type = Counties
region = Kent
region1 = New Castle
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area_imperial = 3.8
area_land_imperial = 3.7
area_water_imperial = 0.1
area_water_percentage = auto
area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
location =
lat_d = 39
lat_m = 17
lat_s = 49
lat_NS = N
long_d = 75
long_m = 36
long_s = 28
long_EW = W
elevation_imperial = 33
elevation_round = 1
population_as_of = 2000
population = 5679
population_density_imperial = 1541.9
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timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
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utc_offset_DST = -4
postal_code = 19977
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area_code = 302
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map_caption = Location of Smyrna in Delaware
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map1_caption = Location of Delaware in the United States
website = [http://www.smyrnadelaware.com/ www.smyrnadelaware.com]

Smyrna is a town in Kent and New Castle counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 7,413.cite web | date = June 21 2006 | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2005-04-10.csv | title = Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Delaware | format = CSV | work = 2005 Population Estimates | publisher = U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division | accessdate = November 21 | accessyear = 2006]

The international jurist John Bassett Moore was born in Smyrna, as were politicians Louis McLane and James Williams.

Geography

Smyrna is located at coor dms|39|17|49|N|75|36|28|W|city (39.296815, -75.607708)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.13%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,679 people, 2,114 households, and 1,462 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,541.9 people per square mile (595.8/km²). There were 2,242 housing units at an average density of 608.7/sq mi (235.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 72.88% White, 22.42% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 2,114 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,212, and the median income for a family was $42,355. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,135 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,443. About 7.9% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

*Chuck Wicks, country music singer and contestant on Fox Networks' reality series "Nashville"

ee also

*Smyrna River

References

External links

* [http://www.smyrnadelaware.com/ Town of Smyrna]


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