Smyrna’s second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration is this evening, October 15, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The exterior of Smyrna City Hall, a red brick building with four large columns

Hispanic Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and the City of Smyrna is celebrating Hispanic heritage this evening from 5 to 9 p.m in front of City Hall.

For more details, see the announcement from the Smyrna website we’ve reprinted below:

“Join us in downtown Smyrna on October 15th for the second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration! Smyrna’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration will close out Hispanic Heritage Month with fun activities for the whole family. The event is free! The celebration will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in front of City Hall at 2800 King Street SE. Ample free parking is available in downtown parking lots around City Hall.

“Activities include:

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  • DJ Music by PR Productions
  • Live Performances by High Latin and Salsambo
  • Food Vendors
  • Beer Station
  • Encanto showing at 8:00 p.m. on the Veterans Memorial Lawn (bring chairs and blankets!)
  • Local Hispanic and Latino vendors
  • Mobile Gaming Truck
  • Face Painting & Balloons
  • Encanto Character Photos
  • DIY Piñatas
  • Charros (Mexican Cowboys)
  • Krazy Vatos Atlanta Lowriders
  • CORE (Community Organized Response Effort) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

“Celebrate our diverse community with a Yo Soy Smyrna t-shirt or sweatshirt! The Yo Soy Smyrna logo was thoughtfully created by our Hispanic heritage planning committee consisting of Smyrna residents, business owners, and leaders. Purchase your shirt here.

“National Hispanic American Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The 2022 theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation”. More information can be found at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

About the City of Smyrna

Smyrna is the second-largest city in Cobb County, after Marietta, the county seat.

Smyrna was incorporated by an act of the Georgia legislature in 1872. To see a copy of the original incorporation legislation, follow this link.

The U.S. Census Bureau gives the latest quick facts about Smyrna:


Smyrna city, Georgia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)55,685
People Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)55,685
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)55,689
Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 202055663
Population, Census, April 1, 201051271
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent7.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent9.3%
Female persons, percent53.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent46.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)33.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)8.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)0.3%
Two or More Races, percent4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent42.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-20202352
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-202016.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021)X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-202055.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020$309,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020$1,871
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020$471
Median gross rent, 2016-2020$1,326
Building permits, 2021X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-202024760
Persons per household, 2016-20202.27
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-202081.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-202021.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-202097.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-202095.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202094.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202055.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-20206.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent13.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202077.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202072.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)152259
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)293700
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)208663
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1028830
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)$19,541
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-202029
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$77,713
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$48,063
Persons in poverty, percent8.2%
Businesses Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020X
Total employment, 2020X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000)X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018X
All firms, 20126575
Men-owned firms, 20123108
Women-owned firms, 20122808
Minority-owned firms, 20122970
Nonminority-owned firms, 20123230
Veteran-owned firms, 2012687
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20125483
Geography

Population per square mile, 20103339.5
Land area in square miles, 201015.35

ginal incorporation legislation, follow this link.

The U.S. Census Bureau gives the latest quick facts about Smyrna:


Smyrna city, Georgia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)55,685
People Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)55,685
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)55,689
Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 202055663
Population, Census, April 1, 201051271
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent7.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent9.3%
Female persons, percent53.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent46.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)33.2%
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Hispanic Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and the City of Smyrna is celebrating this evening from 5 to 9 p.m in front of City Hall.



For more details, see the announcement from the Smyrna website we’ve reprinted below:



“Join us in downtown Smyrna on October 15th for the second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration! Smyrna’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration will close out Hispanic Heritage Month with fun activities for the whole family. The event is free! The celebration will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in front of City Hall at 2800 King Street SE. Ample free parking is available in downtown parking lots around City Hall.
“Activities include:
DJ Music by PR Productions
Live Performances by High Latin and Salsambo
Food Vendors
Beer Station
Encanto showing at 8:00 p.m. on the Veterans Memorial Lawn (bring chairs and blankets!)
Local Hispanic and Latino vendors
Mobile Gaming Truck
Face Painting & Balloons
Encanto Character Photos
DIY Piñatas
Charros (Mexican Cowboys)
Krazy Vatos Atlanta Lowriders
CORE (Community Organized Response Effort) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
“Celebrate our diverse community with a Yo Soy Smyrna t-shirt or sweatshirt! The Yo Soy Smyrna logo was thoughtfully created by our Hispanic heritage planning committee consisting of Smyrna residents, business owners, and leaders. Purchase your shirt here.
“National Hispanic American Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The 2022 theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation”. More information can be found at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/



About the City of Smyrna
Smyrna is the second-largest city in Cobb County, after Marietta, the county seat.
Smyrna was incorporated by an act of the Georgia legislature in 1872. To see a copy of the original incorporation legislation, follow this link.
The U.S. Census Bureau gives the latest quick facts about Smyrna:









Smyrna city, Georgia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
55,685
People
Population


Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
55,685
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
55,689
Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020
55663
Population, Census, April 1, 2010
51271
Age and Sex


Persons under 5 years, percent
7.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.3%
Female persons, percent
53.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin


White alone, percent
46.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
33.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
8.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.9%
Population Characteristics


Veterans, 2016-2020
2352
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020
16.5%
Housing


Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021)
X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020
55.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020
$309,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020
$1,871
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020
$471
Median gross rent, 2016-2020
$1,326
Building permits, 2021
X
Families & Living Arrangements


Households, 2016-2020
24760
Persons per household, 2016-2020
2.27
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020
81.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020
21.1%
Computer and Internet Use


Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020
97.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020
95.6%
Education


High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020
94.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020
55.7%
Health


With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020
6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.8%
Economy


In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020
77.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020
72.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
152259
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
293700
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
208663
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
1028830
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)
$19,541
Transportation


Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020
29
Income & Poverty


Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020
$77,713
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020
$48,063
Persons in poverty, percent
8.2%
Businesses
Businesses


Total employer establishments, 2020
X
Total employment, 2020
X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000)
X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020
X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018
X
All firms, 2012
6575
Men-owned firms, 2012
3108
Women-owned firms, 2012
2808
Minority-owned firms, 2012
2970
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012
3230
Veteran-owned firms, 2012
687
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012
5483
Geography




Population per square mile, 2010
3339.5
Land area in square miles, 2010
15.35

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)8.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)0.3%
Two or More Races, percent4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent42.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-20202352
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-202016.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021)X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-202055.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020$309,000
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Hispanic Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and the City of Smyrna is celebrating this evening from 5 to 9 p.m in front of City Hall.



For more details, see the announcement from the Smyrna website we’ve reprinted below:



“Join us in downtown Smyrna on October 15th for the second annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration! Smyrna’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration will close out Hispanic Heritage Month with fun activities for the whole family. The event is free! The celebration will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in front of City Hall at 2800 King Street SE. Ample free parking is available in downtown parking lots around City Hall.
“Activities include:
DJ Music by PR Productions
Live Performances by High Latin and Salsambo
Food Vendors
Beer Station
Encanto showing at 8:00 p.m. on the Veterans Memorial Lawn (bring chairs and blankets!)
Local Hispanic and Latino vendors
Mobile Gaming Truck
Face Painting & Balloons
Encanto Character Photos
DIY Piñatas
Charros (Mexican Cowboys)
Krazy Vatos Atlanta Lowriders
CORE (Community Organized Response Effort) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
“Celebrate our diverse community with a Yo Soy Smyrna t-shirt or sweatshirt! The Yo Soy Smyrna logo was thoughtfully created by our Hispanic heritage planning committee consisting of Smyrna residents, business owners, and leaders. Purchase your shirt here.
“National Hispanic American Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The 2022 theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation”. More information can be found at https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/



About the City of Smyrna
Smyrna is the second-largest city in Cobb County, after Marietta, the county seat.
Smyrna was incorporated by an act of the Georgia legislature in 1872. To see a copy of the original incorporation legislation, follow this link.
The U.S. Census Bureau gives the latest quick facts about Smyrna:









Smyrna city, Georgia
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
55,685
People
Population


Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
55,685
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
55,689
Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020
55663
Population, Census, April 1, 2010
51271
Age and Sex


Persons under 5 years, percent
7.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
9.3%
Female persons, percent
53.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin


White alone, percent
46.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
33.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
8.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
4.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.9%
Population Characteristics


Veterans, 2016-2020
2352
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020
16.5%
Housing


Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021)
X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020
55.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020
$309,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020
$1,871
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020
$471
Median gross rent, 2016-2020
$1,326
Building permits, 2021
X
Families & Living Arrangements


Households, 2016-2020
24760
Persons per household, 2016-2020
2.27
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020
81.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020
21.1%
Computer and Internet Use


Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020
97.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020
95.6%
Education


High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020
94.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020
55.7%
Health


With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020
6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.8%
Economy


In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020
77.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020
72.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
152259
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
293700
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
208663
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)
1028830
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)
$19,541
Transportation


Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020
29
Income & Poverty


Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020
$77,713
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020
$48,063
Persons in poverty, percent
8.2%
Businesses
Businesses


Total employer establishments, 2020
X
Total employment, 2020
X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000)
X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020
X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018
X
All firms, 2012
6575
Men-owned firms, 2012
3108
Women-owned firms, 2012
2808
Minority-owned firms, 2012
2970
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012
3230
Veteran-owned firms, 2012
687
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012
5483
Geography




Population per square mile, 2010
3339.5
Land area in square miles, 2010
15.35

Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020$1,871
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020$471
Median gross rent, 2016-2020$1,326
Building permits, 2021X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-202024760
Persons per household, 2016-20202.27
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-202081.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-202021.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-202097.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-202095.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202094.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202055.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-20206.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent13.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202077.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202072.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)152259
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)293700
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)208663
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1028830
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)$19,541
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-202029
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$77,713
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$48,063
Persons in poverty, percent8.2%
Businesses Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020X
Total employment, 2020X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000)X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018X
All firms, 20126575
Men-owned firms, 20123108
Women-owned firms, 20122808
Minority-owned firms, 20122970
Nonminority-owned firms, 20123230
Veteran-owned firms, 2012687
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20125483
Geography

Population per square mile, 20103339.5
Land area in square miles, 201015.35
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