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Overview

Introduction to Smyrna, Georgia

Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 5 miles SE of Marietta, Georgia and 11 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Smyrna History

The first European settlers in the area came sometime around 1832. They built a religious encampment called Smyrna Camp, which became a popular travel destination. It began to grow significantly after 1842, when the Western and Atlantic Railroad was completed. In 1872, it was incorporated as Smyrna.

Smyrna and nearby Attractions

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Concord Bridge
  • Smyrna Museum
  • Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
  • Fox Creek Golf Club
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Things To Do In Smyrna

Smyrna is a lively and vibrant city which provides numerous facilities for recreation and entertainment. The downtown area is called 'The Village Green' and has a community center, library, retail establishments and dining outlets. The Village Green serves as the venue of family events and summer concerts. The city also has facilities like jogging trails, parks, public golf courses, lighted tennis courts, pools and more.

Smyrna Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Smyrna Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at Life University, the Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College and Morehouse College.

People

Total Population 53,829
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 29,680
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.9%
Median Earnings25+ $43,687
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,652
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,418

Wealth

Median Family Income $81,213
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $951
Median House Value $216,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Smyrna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cobb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30080, 30082, 30339
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30081
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.883
Longitude -84.514

Smyrna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station ALLATOONA DAM 2
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Smyrna, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cumberland (30339)

Overlook Sru (30339)

Vinnings (30339)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Austell 6,994 $61,218
Dunwoody 47,727 $105,979
Lithia Springs 17,246 $44,160
Marietta 58,906 $54,071
Powder Springs 14,462 $64,747
Sandy Springs 100,691 $99,907

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Smyrna Hospitals

EMORY-ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3949 SOUTH COBB DRIVE
(770) 434-0710
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 2,143 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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