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Fort Smith, AR: What you need to know

Strategically positioned along the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border and also at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers is Fort Smith, a community of about 88,000 residents who make Fort Smith the second-largest city in The Natural State. Fort Smith has earned several accolades in recent years, including recognition by Forbes for having one of the lowest costs of living in the United States. The cost of living here is nearly 15 percent below the national average. The city has a highly regarded public school system, and Fort Smith residents have plenty of parks and walking trails for fresh air and exercise.




Fort Smith, AR City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 87,603
Median Age 35
Median Household Income $35,096
Median Home Price $113,300
Walkscore 33

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Fort Smith, AR Demographics

Median Population in Fort Smith, AR

Median Age 35.1%
Age 18 Over 75.1%
Age 21 Over 71%
Age 62 Over 16.1%
Age 65 Over 13.1%

Race in Fort Smith, AR

  Ethnicity White 75.8%
  Ethnicity Black 8.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 5.8%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 17.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.8%

Population By Gender in Fort Smith, AR

  Male 49%
  Female 51%

Language in Fort Smith, AR

  English Only 79.6%
  English Other 20.4%

Economics in Fort Smith, AR

  Median Household Income $35,096
  Median Home Price $113,300
  Homes Owned 47.4%
  Homes Rent 52.6%
  Median Property Rent $617

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Commute Types in Fort Smith, AR

  Walked 1.6%
  Worked at Home 2%
  Public Transportation 0.5%
  Other Means 1.4%
  Drove Alone 82.2%
  Carpooled 12.4%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 114
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