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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,369
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+22,970
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.4%
Median Earnings25+$36,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,027
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,279

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,871
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$868
Median House Value$155,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.5%
German10.6%
Irish10.2%
English9.7%
Arab2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish2%
Italian1.7%
Polish1.2%
Egyptian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Iraqi0.6%
Swedish0.6%
African0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Smyrna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rutherford County
Standard Zip Codes37167
Phone Area Codes615
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.98
Approximate Longitude-86.51

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)

StationMURFREESBORO 5 N
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.9 inches
StationNASHVILLE INTL AP
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches
StationNEAPOLIS EXP STN
Distance31.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brentwood40,873$159,867
La Vergne34,451$58,834
Mount Juliet29,853$85,678
Murfreesboro122,007$70,099
Nolensville6,724$111,919

Smyrna Hospitals

Stonecrest Medical Center
(Proprietary)
200 Stonecrest Boulevard
(615) 768-2000

Smyrna Public Schools

Cedar Grove Elementary
354 Chaney Rd
ZIP: 37167
(615) 904-3777
Primary
Total Enrollment 968
David Youree Elementary
250 Todd La
ZIP: 37167
(615) 459-3492
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
John Colemon Elementary
100 Wise Dr
ZIP: 37167
(615) 459-2613
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Smyrna Elementary
1001 Sam Davis Rd
ZIP: 37167
(615) 459-6343
Primary
Total Enrollment 813
Smyrna High School
100 Bulldog Dr
ZIP: 37167
(615) 904-3865
High
Total Enrollment 1771
Smyrna Middle School
712 Hazelwood Dr
ZIP: 37167
(615) 904-3845
Middle
Total Enrollment 987
Smyrna Primary
200 Walnut St
ZIP: 37167
(615) 459-3161
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Smyrna West Alternative School
12619 Old Nashville Hw
ZIP: 37167
(615) 904-3856
Other
Total Enrollment 67
Stewarts Creek Elementary School
200 Red Hawk Pw
ZIP: 37167
(615) 904-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 911
Stewarts Creek High School
300 Red Hawk Pw
ZIP: 37167
(615) 904-6771
Other
Total Enrollment 1705
Stewarts Creek Middle School
400 Red Hawk Pw
ZIP: 37167
(615) 904-6700
Middle
Total Enrollment 946
Stewartsboro Elementary
10479 Old Nashville Hw
ZIP: 37167
(615) 459-4272
Primary
Total Enrollment 957
Thurman Francis Arts Academy/magnet School For The Arts
221 Todd La, P. O. Box 249
ZIP: 37167
(615) 459-4128
Other
Total Enrollment 772
Rock Springs Middle School
3301 Rock Springs Rd
ZIP: 37187
(615) 904-3825
Middle
Total Enrollment 1051

Smyrna Private Schools

Community Christian Day School
185 Enon Springs Rd W
ZIP: 37167
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Lancaster Christian Academy
150 Soccer Way
ZIP: 37167
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 312
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