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Smyrna, Delaware

Smyrna is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 5,679.

Geography Smyrna is located at 39°17'49" North, 75°36'28" West (39.296815, -75.607708)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.7 km² (3.8 mi²). 9.5 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.13% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,679 people, 2,114 households, and 1,462 families residing in the town. The population density is 595.8/km² (1,541.9/mi²). There are 2,242 housing units at an average density of 235.2/km² (608.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 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. 3.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $36,212, and the median income for a family is $42,355. Males have a median income of $32,500 versus $22,135 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,443. 10.5% of the population and 7.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.0% are under the age of 18 and 6.2% are 65 or older.

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