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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population54,788
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens8.4%
Employed Population 16+30,934
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.8%
Median Earnings25+$44,515
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,781

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,498
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$997
Median House Value$225,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.8%
German8.4%
Irish7.7%
English6.6%
African3.1%
Italian3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.8%
West Indian1.5%
Jamaican0.8%
Russian0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Iranian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Smyrna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cobb County
Standard Zip Codes30080, 30082
P.O. Box Zip Codes30081
Phone Area Codes678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.86
Approximate Longitude-84.51

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)

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationALLATOONA DAM 2
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationNEWNAN 4 NE
Distance33.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Austell7,056$61,070
Dunwoody48,128$112,733
Lithia Springs17,743$47,813
Marietta59,714$58,134
Powder Springs14,596$68,241
Sandy Springs102,212$105,271

Smyrna Hospitals

Ridgeview Institute
(Non-profit)
3995 South Cobb Drive Se
Emory-adventist Hospital
3949 South Cobb Drive
(770) 434-0710

Smyrna Public Schools

Brown Elementary School
3265 Brown Rd Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 842-6838
Teasley Elementary School
3640 Spring Hill Rd Se
ZIP: 30080
(770) 437-5945
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Belmont Hills Elementary School
605 Glendale Pl Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 842-6810
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Campbell Middle School
3295 Atlanta Rd Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 842-6873
Middle
Total Enrollment 1416
Smyrna Elementary School
1099 Fleming St Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 842-6741
Primary
Total Enrollment 929
Green Acres Elementary School
2000 Gober Ave Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 842-6905
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
International Academy Of Smyrna
2144 S Cobb Dr Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 370-0980
Primary
Total Enrollment 1006
Argyle Elementary School
2420 Spring Rd Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 842-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Campbell High School
5265 Ward St Se
ZIP: 30080
(678) 842-6850
High
Total Enrollment 2509
Nickajack Elementary School
4555 Mavell Rd Se
ZIP: 30082
(678) 842-5814
Primary
Total Enrollment 1126
Griffin Middle School
4010 King Springs Rd Se
ZIP: 30082
(678) 842-6917
Middle
Total Enrollment 1196
Russell Elementary School
3920 S Hurt Rd Sw
ZIP: 30082
(770) 437-5937
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
King Springs Elementary School
1041 Reed Rd Se
ZIP: 30082
(678) 842-6944
Primary
Total Enrollment 863
Norton Park Elementary School
3041 Gray Rd Se
ZIP: 30082
(678) 842-5833
Primary
Total Enrollment 884

Smyrna Private Schools

Covenant Christian School
3130 Atlanta Rd Se
ZIP: 30080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
Atlanta Classical Christian Academy
3110 Sports Ave Se
ZIP: 30080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
Center Academy Smyrna
3499 S Cobb Dr Se
ZIP: 30080
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
Smyrna First Baptist Weekday Education
1275 Church St Se
ZIP: 30080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
St Benedicts Episcopal Day School
2160 Cooper Lake Rd Se
ZIP: 30080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
Covered Bridge Montessori School
3941 Covered Bridge Pl Sw
ZIP: 30082
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Covered Bridge Academy
488 Hurt Rd Sw
ZIP: 30082
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
Shaw Temple Learning Center
775 Hurt Rd Sw
ZIP: 30082
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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