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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Smyrna is a suburb of Nashville with a population of 48,361. Smyrna is in Rutherford County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Smyrna offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Smyrna and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Smyrna are highly rated.
About Smyrna...
Population
48,361

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$959
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Smyrna Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    237.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    335.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,341.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    211.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Smyrna

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,904
National
$55,322
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Smyrna is a great place to live especially because you're only thirty minutes away from Nashville and fifteen minutes away from Murfreesboro. Population is diverse and people are kind. Traffic is not a lot either plus there are many jobs available especially because there are stores building!
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I love the way the community supports one another. Neighbors help each other in a time of need and will go out of their way to show support. The traffic is nothing compared to Nashville, and there are many local business to support, as well as chain restaurants. Stewarts Creek schools are located here and have a reputation of being extremely high performing However, this beautiful little town is growing rapidly and causing overcrowding in these local schools.
Smyrna is a great place to settle down and have kids. I moved to Smyrna as a toddler and have had a great childhood. I have watched as businesses started erupting and new schools were constantly being built. It`s also relatively close to Nashville and belongs to the Rutherford county school system. Rutherford county schools are some of the best in the state of Tennessee. Smyrna is by no means perfect, but it`s a good suburban community.