Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 88,037 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.7%
 
Males: 42,262  (48.0%)
Females: 45,775  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

37.2 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72901, 72903, 72904, 72908.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,294 (it was $32,157 in 2000)
Fort Smith:

$38,294
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,700 (it was $18,994 in 2000)

Fort Smith city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,900 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Fort Smith:

$121,900
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $189,927; detached houses: $189,168; townhouses or other attached units: $138,056; in 2-unit structures: $35,997; mobile homes: $246,940

Median gross rent in 2017: $619.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Smith: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.5%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Black residents, 39.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 30.8% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fort Smith, AR (2017)
    • 52,87759.9%White alone
    • 17,27719.6%Hispanic
    • 8,3349.4%Black alone
    • 5,7696.5%Asian alone
    • 4,2914.9%Two or more races
    • 8170.9%American Indian alone
    • 760.09%Other race alone
    • 180.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Fort Smith detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 225 registered sex offenders living in Fort Smith, Arkansas as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Smith is 392 to 1.


Crime rates in Fort Smith by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(6.1)
11
(13.2)
5
(6.0)
2
(2.4)
3
(3.5)
6
(7.0)
5
(5.8)
5
(5.7)
4
(4.6)
4
(4.5)
5
(5.7)
4
(4.5)
7
(7.9)
9
(10.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
95
(115.0)
83
(99.5)
78
(93.0)
90
(106.1)
62
(72.8)
74
(86.0)
63
(72.5)
69
(78.9)
79
(90.0)
74
(84.1)
66
(75.3)
70
(79.0)
71
(80.3)
86
(97.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
117
(141.6)
131
(157.0)
143
(170.5)
107
(126.1)
144
(169.1)
124
(144.0)
100
(115.1)
95
(108.6)
94
(107.0)
106
(120.5)
119
(135.8)
97
(109.5)
107
(121.0)
97
(109.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
648
(784.1)
651
(780.4)
561
(669.0)
461
(543.3)
503
(590.5)
463
(537.8)
433
(498.5)
518
(592.1)
429
(488.5)
479
(544.4)
514
(586.7)
541
(610.8)
602
(680.7)
515
(583.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
971
(1,175)
1,089
(1,305)
1,041
(1,241)
1,068
(1,259)
1,119
(1,314)
1,073
(1,246)
1,110
(1,278)
1,064
(1,216)
975
(1,110)
866
(984.2)
953
(1,088)
888
(1,003)
832
(940.8)
711
(805.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,146
(5,017)
4,039
(4,842)
4,110
(4,901)
3,386
(3,991)
3,670
(4,309)
3,530
(4,100)
3,389
(3,902)
3,524
(4,028)
3,447
(3,925)
3,625
(4,120)
3,990
(4,555)
4,008
(4,525)
3,345
(3,782)
3,268
(3,701)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
342
(413.9)
363
(435.1)
323
(385.2)
257
(302.9)
203
(238.3)
212
(246.2)
204
(234.9)
183
(209.2)
199
(226.6)
181
(205.7)
219
(250.0)
333
(376.0)
334
(377.7)
286
(323.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
24
(29.0)
28
(33.6)
24
(28.6)
10
(11.8)
9
(10.6)
14
(16.3)
20
(23.0)
10
(11.4)
9
(10.2)
9
(10.2)
11
(12.6)
13
(14.7)
14
(15.8)
17
(19.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)619.4629.0585.0508.0517.5504.4468.1488.5463.7471.5508.1508.5499.9478.3

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City-data.com crime index in Fort Smith, AR

Crime rate in Fort Smith detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 181 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (11.4%), German (4.6%), English (4.5%), Irish (3.1%), European (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/24/1842

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 50.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,749 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Smith, Arkansas map

11,518 residents are foreign born (8.2% Latin America, 2.9% Asia).

This city:

13.1%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $893 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $592 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (101.2 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (224.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Arkoma, OK (1.6 miles ),
Moffett, OK (1.7 miles),
Van Buren, AR (2.4 miles ),
Barling, AR (2.5 miles ),
Roland, OK (2.7 miles ),
Remy, OK (2.9 miles ),
Pocola, OK (3.0 miles ),
Bonanza, AR (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.37 N, Longitude: 94.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20,646 (+23.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 32,043 (79.0%)

Area code: 479

Distribution of median household income in Fort Smith, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fort Smith, AR in 2017
Fort Smith satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

Fort Smith tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 201 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 1998: 234 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 1999: 269 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2000: 208 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2001: 207 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2002: 224 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2003: 158 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2004: 190 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2005: 260 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2006: 226 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2007: 294 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2008: 201 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2009: 271 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2010: 248 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2011: 196 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2012: 229 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2013: 134 buildings, average cost: $250,600
  • 2014: 166 buildings, average cost: $209,700
  • 2015: 92 buildings, average cost: $294,900
  • 2016: 116 buildings, average cost: $273,700
  • 2017: 95 buildings, average cost: $273,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Fort Smith, AR residents
Average permit cost in Fort Smith, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Fort Smith, AR
Historical housing units in Fort Smith, AR

Population change in the 1990s: +7,470 (+10.3%).
Most common industries in Fort Smith, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Food (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (9.0%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Food (7.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Fort Smith, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Fort Smith, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.4. This is better than average.

City:

61.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.13
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.35. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.35
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fort Smith-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Arkansas state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Fort Smith city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Smith-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 125.0 miles away from Fort Smith center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 298.3 miles away from Fort Smith center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sebastian County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Smith topographic map

Main business address for: BALDOR ELECTRIC CO (MOTORS & GENERATORS), BEVERLY ENTERPRISES INC (SERVICES-SKILLED NURSING CARE FACILITIES), ARKANSAS BEST CORP /DE/ (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)).

Hospitals in Fort Smith:

  • AREA AGCY AGING HOSPICE OF WES (524 GARRISON AVENUE)
  • HOLT-KROCK SURGERY CENTER (1500 DODSON AVE)
  • HOSPICE PEACHTREE, LLC (4300 ROGERS AVENUE, SUITE 33)
  • I CARE NETWORK (4300 ROGERS AVENUE SUITE 29)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL FORT SMITH (1311 SOUTH I STREET)
  • SPARKS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1001 TOWSON AVENUE)
  • ST EDWARD MERCY MED CTR HOSPICE (5401 ELLSWORTH ROAD)
  • ST EDWARD MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 7301 ROGERS AVE)

Nursing Homes in Fort Smith:

  • CHAPEL RIDGE HEALTH AND REHAB (4623 ROGERS AVENUE)
  • COVINGTON COURT (4500 OLD GREENWOOD ROAD)
  • COVINGTON COURT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (4500 OLD GREENWOOD RD)
  • FIANNA HILLS NURSING AND REHAB (8411 SOUTH 28TH STREET)
  • FORT SMITH NURSING CENTER LLC (425 NORTH 51ST STREET)
  • LEGACY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (3310 NORTH 50TH STREET)
  • METHODIST HEALTH AND REHAB (1915 SOUTH 74TH ST)
  • PARKVIEW NH (425 N 51ST ST BOX 11048)
  • PARKVIEW NURSING HOME (P O BOX 11048)
  • RIVER VALLEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (5301 WHEELER AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Fort Smith:

  • FT SMITH REGIONAL DIALYSIS CTR (2201 BROOKEN HILL DR)

Home Health Centers in Fort Smith:

  • CARENETWORK OF FORT SMITH (4019 MASSARD ROAD)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (3321 SOUTH 74TH STREET SUITE B)
  • MERCY HOME CARE (7301B ROGERS AVE)
  • VISITING NURSES AGENCY (524 GARRISON AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Fort Smith:

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Colleges/Universities in Fort Smith:

  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Full-time enrollment: 6,103; Location: 5210 Grand Ave; Public; Website: uafs.edu/)
  • Academy of Salon and Spa (Full-time enrollment: 113; Location: 311 S 16th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.academysalonspa.com)
  • Arthur's Beauty College Inc-Fort Smith (Full-time enrollment: 52; Location: 2000 North B St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.arthursbeautycollege.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fort Smith:

  • Carl Albert State College (about 27 miles; Poteau, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,041)
  • University of Arkansas (about 50 miles; Fayetteville, AR; FT enrollment: 22,163)
  • Northeastern State University (about 50 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)
  • John Brown University (about 58 miles; Siloam Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 70 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 72 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 89 miles; Okmulgee, OK; FT enrollment: 3,243)

Public high schools in Fort Smith:

Private high schools in Fort Smith:

  • UNION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 441, Location: 4201 WINDSOR DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • TRINITY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 245, Location: 1205 S ALBERT PIKE AVE, Grades: 7-9)
  • ANNOOR ACADEMY OF FORT SMITH (Students: 41, Location: 5700 ZERO STR, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Fort Smith:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fort Smith:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 324, Location: 223 S 14TH ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 290, Location: 1918 S GREENWOOD AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • UNION CHRISTIAN ACADEMY ELEMENTARY CAMPUS (Students: 180, Location: 3300 BRIAR CLIFF AVE, Grades: PK-4)
  • ST BONIFACE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 171, Location: 201 N 19TH ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 156, Location: 2407 MASSARD RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FORT SMITH (Students: 92, Location: 3908 JENNY LIND RD, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Fort Smith

Library in Fort Smith:

  • FORT SMITH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,637,488; Location: 3201 ROGERS AVENUE; 278,857 books; 14,312 e-books; 11,032 audio materials; 9,088 video materials; 52 local licensed databases; 82 state licensed databases; 479 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The school closest to Fort Smith is no longer called Westark. It is now the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Just FYI.
  • Harborview Mercy is now known as Vista Health
  • Fort Smith Christian School, River Valley Christian School and Harvest Time Christian School no longer exist. They merged to form Union Christian Academy in 2005. Grades 5-12 are located at 4201 Windsor Drive. Preschool through 4th grade are located at 3100 Briarcliff Drive.
  • The school closest to Fort Smith is no longer called Westark. It is now the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Just FYI.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fort Smith: Hardscrabble Golf Course (A), Fort Smith Racquet Club (B), Fort Smith Country Club (C), Fianna Hills Country Club (D), Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Overlook (E), City of Fort Smith Landfill (F), Arkansas State Police Troop H (G), Federal Bureau of Investigation (H), 188th Fighter Wing Air National Guard Security Squadron (I), Westark Community College Security (J), Immigration Customs Enforcement (K), Fort Smith Police Department (L), Sebastian County Sheriff's Office (M), 12th Judicial District Drug Task Force (N), United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Fort Smith (O), United States Marshal Service - Fort Smith (P), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, And Firearms - Fort Smith (Q), Community Rescue Mission (R), Fort Smith Inter-Faith Community Center (S), Northside Branch Fort Smith Public Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Central Mall Shopping Center (1), Colony Square Shopping Center (2), Green Pointe Shopping Center (3), Park Plaza Shopping Center (4), Phoenix Village Shopping Center (5), Stonewall Village Shopping Center (6), Waldron Square Shopping Center (7), Sunnymede Shopping Center (8), Williamsburg Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Fort Smith include: BALDOR ELECTRIC CO (A), BEVERLY ENTERPRISES INC (B), ARKANSAS BEST CORP /DE/ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Smith include: West Arkansas Church (A), Albert Pike Christian Church (B), Apostolic Faith Church (C), Bethel Lutheran Church (D), Bluff Avenue Baptist Church (E), Calvary Apostolic Pentecostal Church (F), Calvary Assembly of God Church (G), Calvary Baptist Church (H), Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Cemetery (1), Forest Park Cemetery (2), Newlon Cemetery (3), Fort Smith National Cemetery (4), Calvary Cemetery (5), Holy Cross Cemetery (6), Washington Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Wildcat Mountain Lake (A), Bailey Hill Reservoir (B), Crowe Hill Reservoir (C), Echols Lake (D), Crain Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Massard Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fort Smith include: West Garrison Avenue Historic District (1), Riverfront Park (2), Latture Park (3), Harper Stadium (4), Harley Wilson Park (5), Belle Grove Historic District (6), Andrews Field (7), Rogers Park (8), Carol Ann Cross Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fort Smith Trolley Museum (100 South 4th Street) (1), Fort Smith Museum of History (320 Rogers Avenue) (2), Clayton House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 514 North 6th Street) (3), Frances D Still Learning Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 2120 South Waldron Road) (4), METOO! Company (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 275 West 120 North) (5), Outback Discovery (Amusement & Theme Parks; 5912 South 28th Street Suite 3) (6), Bucket's Billiards & Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4711 Grand Avenue) (7), Gator Golf Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7200 Zero Street) (8), Wanna Be Racing (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7200 Zero Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Patel P L (2500 Towson Avenue) (1), Westark Inn Motel (5515 Towson Avenue) (2), Stonewall Jackson Inn (5715 Towson Avenue) (3), Ramada Inn (5103 Towson Avenue) (4), Days Inn (1021 Garrison Ave) (5), John Q'S (700 Rogers Avenue) (6), Beland Manor Bed & Breakfast (1320 South Albert Pike Avenue) (7), Regency Inn Limited (1215 South W Street) (8), Aspen Hotel & Suites (2900 S 68th St) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Government - FT Smith Offices- U S District Court- Clerk US District C (USCourthouse Building) (1), U S Government - Ft Smith Offices- U S District Court- Court Security (USPo Building) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: James L. Holloway, Jr. - Admiral, William S. Sessions - Judge, James Cotten - Film director, Anne W. Patterson - Diplomat, Ryan Franklin - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners, born: Mar 5, 1973), Joan Crawford (basketball) - Basketball player, Bradley Hathaway - Folk singer, Marilyn Lloyd - Politician, Priest Holmes - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Oct 7, 1973), Bryant Reeves - Basketball player.

Sebastian County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Smith and their reported violations in the past:

T&T DOLLAR STORE FS (Population served: 30, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Smith that have no violations reported:

  • FORT SMITH WATER UTILITIES (Population served: 86,209, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.2%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Fort Smith in 2010:

  • 592 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 450 people in college/university student housing
  • 417 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 214 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 78 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 59 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Fort Smith in 2000:

  • 618 people in nursing homes
  • 303 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 260 people in state prisons
  • 183 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 130 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 96 people in religious group quarters
  • 90 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 90 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 75 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 75 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 54 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 44 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in halfway houses
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in other types of correctional institutions

Banks with most branches in Fort Smith (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Fort Smith: 9 branches. Info updated 2010/01/29: Bank assets: $1,071.2 mil, Deposits: $880.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: First Bank Corp
  • Arvest Bank: 9 branches. Info updated 2010/11/29: Bank assets: $12,520.8 mil, Deposits: $10,446.2 mil, headquarters in Fayetteville, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 241 total offices, Holding Company: Arvest Bank Group, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Central Branch, Massard Crossing, Southside, Fianna Hills, Fort Smith Main. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Riley Farm Branch, East Branch, North Branch, Mall Branch, Fort Smith Main. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • Benefit Bank: Green Road Branch, Highway 71 Branch, at 8300 Phoenix Avenue, Waldron Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $210.9 mil, Deposits: $173.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Liberty Bank of Arkansas: Highway 71 South Branch, Fort Smith Branch, Rogers Avenue Branch, Fort Smith Drive Thru Branch. Info updated 2008/10/31: Bank assets: $2,807.0 mil, Deposits: $2,160.9 mil, headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc
  • Simmons First National Bank: Albert Pike Branch, Stonewood Villge Branch, South Branch, Brooken Hill Branch. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,849.8 mil, Deposits: $1,513.0 mil, headquarters in Pine Bluff, AR, positive income, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Simmons First National Corporation
  • Bank of the Ozarks: Fort Smith Rogers Branch, Fort Smith Phoenix Branch, Fort Smith Zero St Branch. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $3,828.0 mil, Deposits: $2,955.2 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc
  • Chambers Bank: Chambers Branch - Fort Smith at 8400 Rogers Avenue, branch established on 2002/01/14; Towson Avenue Branch at 4418 Towson Avenue, branch established on 2001/05/07. Info updated 2008/12/08: Bank assets: $711.4 mil, Deposits: $589.0 mil, headquarters in Danville, AR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Chambers Bancshares, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Fort Smith:

Marital status in Fort Smith, AR
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Smith:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fort Smith
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Smith, AR (based on Sebastian County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57,844157
Mainline Protestant12,42334
Catholic12,2516
Other3,24113
Black Protestant5554
Orthodox601
None39,370-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Sebastian County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Sebastian County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Sebastian County:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 104
This county:

8.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sebastian County:

10.1%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.8%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.1%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.6%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fort Smith:

41.8%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Smith:

22.5%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fort Smith:

11.4%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Smith:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.1%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Fort Smith:

52.6%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Fort Smith:

77.7%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Smith, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 153$745,683$58,4850$0
Firefighters 144$721,414$60,1180$0
Water Supply 143$526,019$44,1410$0
Streets and Highways 83$293,681$42,4603$4,918
Solid Waste Management 78$224,768$34,5801$565
Sewerage 63$229,475$43,7101$1,864
Police - Other 51$178,356$41,9664$9,659
Parks and Recreation 38$127,496$40,2625$4,891
Transit 32$105,599$39,6000$0
Financial Administration 30$152,294$60,9181$1,938
Other Government Administration 21$106,833$61,0478$4,653
Judicial and Legal 21$78,897$45,0841$1,612
Housing and Community Development (Local) 15$62,124$49,6990$0
Airports 13$47,202$43,5712$1,532
Other and Unallocable 8$33,183$49,7750$0
Fire - Other 3$11,390$45,5600$0
Totals for Government 896$3,644,414$48,80926$31,632

Fort Smith government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $16,075,000 ($182.59)
    Sewerage: $8,414,000 ($95.57)
    General - Other: $6,144,000 ($69.79)
    Water Utilities: $6,093,000 ($69.21)
    Air Transportation: $4,936,000 ($56.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000 ($0.62)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $16,321,000 ($185.39)
    Police Protection: $16,057,000 ($182.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,593,000 ($143.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,847,000 ($123.21)
    General - Other: $9,861,000 ($112.01)
    Sewerage: $7,858,000 ($89.26)
    Regular Highways: $7,507,000 ($85.27)
    Central Staff Services: $3,732,000 ($42.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,727,000 ($42.33)
    Libraries: $3,045,000 ($34.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,869,000 ($32.59)
    Air Transportation: $2,342,000 ($26.60)
    Transit Utilities: $2,149,000 ($24.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,089,000 ($23.73)
    Financial Administration: $2,081,000 ($23.64)
    Parking Facilities: $168,000 ($1.91)
    Health - Other: $116,000 ($1.32)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $7,994,000 ($90.80)
    Corporate Bonds: $7,267,000 ($82.54)
    Benefit Payments: $6,978,000 ($79.26)
    Other Investments - Other: $2,422,000 ($27.51)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $727,000 ($8.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,221,000 ($184.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,539,000 ($62.92)
    Air Transportation: $626,000 ($7.11)
    Regular Highways: $597,000 ($6.78)
    Libraries: $61,000 ($0.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($0.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $42,317,000 ($480.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,516,000 ($85.37)

Fort Smith government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,226,000 ($195.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,756,000 ($156.25)
    Air Transportation: $3,053,000 ($34.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $996,000 ($11.31)
    Other: $302,000 ($3.43)
    Parking Facilities: $186,000 ($2.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,714,000 ($19.47)
    Local Employee Contribution: $5,000 ($0.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $4,789,000 ($54.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,869,000 ($32.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,091,000 ($182.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $12,213,000 ($138.73)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,086,000 ($46.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,508,000 ($28.49)
    Sale of Property: $103,000 ($1.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,381,000 ($299.66)
    Transit Utilities: $203,000 ($2.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,148,000 ($69.83)
    General Local Government Support: $2,748,000 ($31.21)
    Other: $2,083,000 ($23.66)
    Transit Utilities: $1,417,000 ($16.10)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $41,725,000 ($473.95)
    Property: $13,027,000 ($147.97)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,389,000 ($72.57)
    Other License: $1,610,000 ($18.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $800,000 ($9.09)

Fort Smith government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $349,840,000 ($3973.78)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $294,840,000 ($3349.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $294,170,000 ($3341.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $282,365,000 ($3207.34)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,000,000 ($624.74)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000,000 ($397.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,195,000 ($263.47)

Fort Smith government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $58,327,000 ($662.53)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $3,150,000 ($35.78)
    Total Other Securities: $2,664,000 ($30.26)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,295,000 ($889.34)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $371,492,000 ($4219.73)

6.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,830 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Crawford County, AR  1.46% ($32,820 average AGI)
from Le Flore County, OK  0.55% ($28,515)
from Sequoyah County, OK  0.37% ($31,189)


7.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Crawford County, AR  1.50% ($34,551 average AGI)
to Le Flore County, OK  0.56% ($28,440)
to Washington County, AR  0.48% ($36,953)
Businesses in Fort Smith, AR
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lowe's1
AT&T6Marriott1
Abercrombie & Fitch1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Maurices1
Ace Hardware2Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's6
Aeropostale1Motherhood Maternity1
AmericInn1New Balance1
American Eagle Outfitters1Nike1
Applebee's1Nissan1
Arby's2Olive Garden1
Ashley Furniture1Pac Sun1
Bath & Body Works1Panera Bread1
Baymont Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Payless3
Blockbuster1Penske2
Budget Car Rental1Pier 1 Imports1
Burger King4Pizza Hut3
Catherines1Plato's Closet1
Charlotte Russe1Quiznos2
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Chick-Fil-A1Red Lobster1
Cinnabon 1Rue211
Cricket Wireless5SAS Shoes2
Curves1SONIC Drive-In7
Dairy Queen1Sears3
Deb1Sephora1
Domino's Pizza1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx18Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Ford1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway8
GameStop2Super 81
Goodwill3T-Mobile3
H&R Block3T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's4T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell5
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn3Toys"R"Us1
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS25
Jones New York3Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Village Inn1
Kohl's1Volkswagen1
La Quinta1Waffle House2
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens3
Lane Furniture3Walmart4
Long John Silver's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Smith:

  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWHN (1650 AM; 10 kW; FT. SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFPW (1230 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFSA (950 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, SR.)
  • KHGG (1580 AM; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTCS (1410 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYR (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Smith:

  • KLSZ-FM (102.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KISR (93.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: STEREO 93, INC.)
  • KAOW (88.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KREU (92.3 FM; ROLAND, OK; Owner: STAR 92 CO.)
  • K209CA (89.7 FM; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K254AM (98.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCS-FM (99.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K204EW (88.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K219CN (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARG (91.7 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOMS (107.3 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBBQ-FM (100.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K224AP (92.7 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED H. BAKER, JR.)
  • K232BX (94.3 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED BAKER, JR.)
  • K285CN (104.9 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FRED BAKER, JR.)
  • KKRI (88.1 FM; POCOLA, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKZ-FM (106.3 FM; GREENWOOD, AR; Owner: FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKBD (95.9 FM; SALLISAW, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Smith:

  • KFSM-TV (Channel 5; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KBBL-CA (Channel 9; WINSLOW, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KFDF-CA (Channel 10; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K14JJ (Channel 14; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K36EH (Channel 36; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: ELLERBECK FAMILY PARTNERS II LTD.)
  • K43EZ (Channel 43; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K58FB (Channel 58; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: GEORGE W. MATTHEWS, JR.)
  • K66FM (Channel 66; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K16ER (Channel 16; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KPBI-CA (Channel 46; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • K34EN (Channel 34; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: TV34, INC.)
  • KAFT (Channel 13; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K59GJ (Channel 59; POTEAU, OK; Owner: FORT SMITH 46, INC.)
  • KPOM-TV (Channel 24; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: J.D.G. TELEVISION, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fort Smith: Henry W. Wheeler.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fort Smith fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 154Number of bridges
  • 1,608ft / 490mTotal length
  • $6,733,000Total costs
  • 2,493,686Total average daily traffic
  • 97,251Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,607,676Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fort Smith, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 41940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 351960-1969
  • 351970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 301990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 262010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fort Smith, AR
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 321 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Fort Smith)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fort Smith, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 434 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Smith)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fort Smith)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 84 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 17 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED420$96,955336$108,297998$122,236177$33,56219$752,668252$84,72816$6,973
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$103,43013$204,93532$150,88118$23,2950$02$58,4450$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED61$87,76952$70,089287$107,85191$21,2122$700,00031$54,9395$38,502
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN40$90,32521$71,514189$119,81823$38,4892$305,00017$60,5471$24,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$78,1036$42,66738$127,3943$28,3330$03$57,3330$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Fort Smith, AR

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$163,28543$143,9630$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$179,95911$151,6121$28,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$200,6936$250,3150$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$57,6670$01$37,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fort Smith, AR
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fort Smith, AR - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 384. The highest number of fire incidents - 700 took place in 2008, and the least - 109 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fort Smith, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.3%), and Outside Fires (38.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fort Smith, AR
    • 2,69641.3%Structure Fires
    • 2,52738.8%Outside Fires
    • 1,13817.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1602.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Smith, AR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Smith, Arkansas:

  • Travelodge, 5103 Towson Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 , Phone: (479) 646-2931, Fax: (479) 648-9085
  • Executive Hotel at City Center, 700 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 , Phone: (479) 783-1000, Fax: (479) 783-0312
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Fort Smith, 2123 Burnham Rd, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903 , Phone: (479) 484-5770, Fax: (479) 484-0579
  • Americinn, 2120 Burnham Rd, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903 , Phone: (479) 484-0227, Fax: (479) 484-5885
  • Guesthouse Inn, 3600 Grinnell Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72908 , Phone: (479) 646-5100, Fax: (479) 646-4598
  • Aspen Hotel And Suites, 2900 S 68th, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903 , Phone: (479) 452-9000, Fax: (479) 484-0551
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Fort Smith, 3005 S 74th, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903 , Phone: (479) 478-8300, Fax: (479) 478-8302
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 6700 Boston St, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903 , Phone: (479) 484-0303, Fax: (479) 484-0305
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Most common first names in Fort Smith, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John64775.2 years
James61672.2 years
William61174.2 years
Mary60479.2 years
Robert39771.1 years
Charles33972.0 years
George28674.2 years
Ruth20379.4 years
Helen19478.2 years
Margaret18480.5 years
Most common last names in Fort Smith, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith32976.1 years
Jones23174.5 years
Brown21775.7 years
Johnson20276.3 years
Williams19374.8 years
Moore15176.8 years
Davis14374.0 years
Wilson12672.9 years
Martin11674.1 years
Harris10373.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Smith, AR
  • 70.8%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Smith, AR
  • 67.9%Electricity
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Fort Smith compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

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  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the largest decrease or smallest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
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