Smyrna, Tennessee

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Smyrna is a town located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 25,569. Smyrna lies within the Murfreesboro, Tennessee metropolitan area.

Smyrna is the location of a very large manufacturing facility for the Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan, and has been since 1982. For many years, this facility was regarded as arguably the largest and most productive of its type in the world.

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Businesses

Many of the businesses in Smyrna are related to manufacturing. Nissan has attracted other companies which support their plant, such as Square-D and PREMIER System Integrators.

Other types of businesses are the standard smaller town types: car dealerships, drug stores, banks, discount stores, and plenty of restaurants. With the change of the liquor laws in the late 1990s, larger chain restaurants started moving in, such as O'Charley's, Ruby Tuesday, Logan's Roadhouse, and Chili's.

There are more residents in Smyrna than jobs, so many of the residents commute to nearby Nashville and Murfreesboro.

Geography

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Location of Smyrna, Tennessee

Smyrna is located at 35°58'46" North, 86°31'16" West (35.979574, -86.521108)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 59.5 km² (23.0 mi²). 59.1 km² (22.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.61% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 25,569 people, 9,608 households, and 7,061 families residing in the town. The population density is 432.4/km² (1,119.8/mi²). There are 10,016 housing units at an average density of 169.4/km² (438.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 87.23% White, 7.82% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 4.31% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,608 households out of which 39.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% are married couples living together, 14.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% are non-families. 21.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.04.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 35.1% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $44,405, and the median income for a family is $51,550. Males have a median income of $37,130 versus $27,325 for females. The per capita income for the town is $19,704. 8.8% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.4% of those under the age of 18 and 8.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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