Mayor’s State of the City Address By the Numbers
Here's a snapshot of the event by the numbers.
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon gave his annual State of the City Address Thursday, July 12 at the Smyrna Community Center. Here's a snapshot of the event by the numbers.
What Smyrna Looks Like
51,271: Smyrna’s population according to the 2010 U.S. Census. “You’re going to see some population numbers that have just exploded,” he said. “Folks are coming from Vinings and Marietta. They want to move to Smyrna.”
33.7: Median age of Smyrna’s population.
54,603: The median household income in the city is $54,603.
49.3: Percent of Smyrna’s population with a bachelor’s degree or higher. This is 15 points higher than the metro Atlanta region.
Show Me the Money
73 million: Dollars in Smyrna’s FY 2013 budget. “Our budget and our finances are extremely sound,” Bacon said. “We have a conservative budget. I think we’re one of the most conservative cities.”
8.99: Smyrna’s millage rate. The rate has remained the same since 2007 and has been on the decline since 1991.
40: The approximate percentage of the city’s budget that comes from property taxes.
190: Days the city could operate on its reserve funds. "We’ve been able to maintain our reserves,” he said. “I think you have to have that. You have to money just in case. And I think we’ve got enough money to run the city for about 200, 190 days if something was to happen.”
2: City-owned properties for sale. In his address Bacon talked about the property at the corner of Dunton Street and Concord Road that the city purchased earlier this year. The property is back on the market and is listed for $350,000.
He also mentioned Hickory Lake, the 726-unit apartment complex the city purchased in late 2010. The city is now marketing the 48-acre property as Smyrna Grove.
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