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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C+
Smyrna is a suburb of Nashville with a population of 46,885. Smyrna is in Rutherford County. Living in Smyrna offers residents a 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
46,885

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    9%
  • 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
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Smyrna

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,302
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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Smyrna is located directly between two major cities, Murfreesboro and Nashville. Although it is growing, it sill has a small town feel.

There is not a lot of noticeable crime and you don’t have that unsafe feeling when driving around time even late at night.

The schools in the county are good and people continually are moving from Nashville to here. That’s where my parents relocated from.

The home values are steadily increasing and people are wanting to move to the area.
Smyrna is a great town that is growing rapidly. Changes that would better it could include: More places to shop, More family owned restaurants, and a IKEA! I have lived in Smyrna my entire life and i love it.