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Overview

Introduction to Smyrna, Tennessee

Smyrna, Tennessee, in Rutherford county, is 11 miles NW of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (and 19 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee. The town is considered part of the Nashville metropolitan area.

Smyrna History

Smyrna was settled in the early 19th century and originally developed as an agricultural community. It was incorporated in 1869. Smyrna lost its charter and was incorporated again in 1915. An air base was established in Smyrna in 1941. The base was later closed, but it did not stop the growth of local industries. The population of the town tripled from 1970 to 1980.

Smyrna and nearby Attractions

  • Smyrna Square Shopping Center
  • Smyrna Recreation Park
  • Smyrna Golf Course
  • Stones River National Battlefield

Things To Do In Smyrna

Shopping can be enjoyed at the Smyrna Square Shopping Center and the Country Village Shopping Center. The Smyrna Recreation Park, the Jefferson Springs Recreation Area and the Gregory Mill Dam Park are all in the area as well. A visit to the Stones River National Battlefield may prove interesting to those interested in the area’s history. Local celebrations include Heritage Days and the Tennessee Heritage BBQ Festival.

Smyrna Transportation

Nashville International Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Smyrna Higher Education

Middle Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University, Volunteer State Community College, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 43,580
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 21,703
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,317
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,621

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,404
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $860
Median House Value $149,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 9.1%

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

Smyrna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Rutherford
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37167
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.982
Longitude -86.518

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 MURFREESBORO 5 N
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.9 inches
Station NASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station NEAPOLIS EXP STN
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 39,974 $151,446
La Vergne 34,081 $55,983
Mount Juliet 28,395 $82,038
Murfreesboro 117,983 $68,146
Nolensville 6,361 $111,048

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

Smyrna Hospitals

STONECREST MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
200 STONECREST BOULEVARD
(615) 768-2500
Emergency Service: Yes

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SMYRNA HIGH SCHOOL
100 BULLDOG DR
615-459-6872
Serves 1,504 students.

SMYRNA WEST SCHOOL
12619 OLD NASHVILLE HW
615-459-4634
Serves 54 students.

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