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Total population: 85,544 (Urban population: 84,970, Rural population: 574 (all nonfarm))

Fort Smith,AR index of house prices


Houses: 35,353 (32,351 occupied: 18,240 owner occupied, 14,111 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

44%
State:

44%

Housing density: 702 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $148,520.


Median contract rent in 2009: $425 (lower quartile is $332, upper quartile is $538)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $470


Median gross rent in Fort Smith, AR in 2009: $561


Housing units in Fort Smith with a mortgage: 10,975 (973 second mortgage, 630 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,090


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $61,029


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $38,310


Median monthly housing costs: $628





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $108,000 (it was $72,900 in 2000)
Fort Smith:

$108,000
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,000 - $170,800

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $144,554
Here:

$144,554
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $78,729
Here:

$78,729
State:

$150,839

In 2-unit structures: $291,586
Here:

$291,586
State:

$150,613

Mobile homes: $20,723
Here:

$20,723
State:

$38,244

Median year house/condo built: 1969

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 78,422
  • In family households: 64,879 (15,395 male householders, 5,462 female householders)
    15,563 spouses, 23,110 children (20,928 natural, 630 adopted, 1,552 stepchildren), 1,434 grandchildren, 695 brothers or sisters, 493 parents, 1,313 other relatives, 1,414 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,543 (5,330 male householders (4,211 living alone)), 6,258 female householders (5,671 living alone)), 1,955 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,992 (1,637 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 9,091 2-persons, 4,961 3-persons, 3,927 4-persons, 1,710 5-persons, 710 6-persons, 458 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,882 1-person, 1,497 2-persons, 160 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

12,592 married couples with children.
5,614 single-parent households (1,203 men, 4,411 women).

88.0% of residents of Fort Smith speak English at home.
7.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
3.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,420 (9.2%)
(25.9% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.3

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 118
  • 3 rooms: 512
  • 4 rooms: 1,392
  • 5 rooms: 4,861
  • 6 rooms: 5,543
  • 7 rooms: 2,760
  • 8 rooms: 1,560
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,455
  • 1 room: 590
  • 2 rooms: 1,521
  • 3 rooms: 3,456
  • 4 rooms: 4,027
  • 5 rooms: 2,493
  • 6 rooms: 1,337
  • 7 rooms: 359
  • 8 rooms: 206
  • 9 or more rooms: 122
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 60
  • 1 bedroom: 515
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,802
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,550
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,899
  • 5+ bedrooms: 414
  • no bedroom: 672
  • 1 bedroom: 4,954
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,614
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,464
  • 4 bedrooms: 354
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Smith, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 651
  • 1 vehicle: 5,530
  • 2 vehicles: 8,346
  • 3 vehicles: 2,770
  • 4 vehicles: 751
  • 5+ vehicles: 192
  • no vehicle: 2,629
  • 1 vehicle: 7,293
  • 2 vehicles: 3,512
  • 3 vehicles: 517
  • 4 vehicles: 121
  • 5+ vehicles: 39

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 591
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,453
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,624
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,586
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,764
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,656
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,441
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,848
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,517

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Fort Smith, AR house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Fort Smith, AR:

  • Less than $10,000: 120
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 63
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 129
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 138
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 152
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 230
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 311
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 909
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1342
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 1477
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 1352
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 1253
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 1150
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 2710
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 2292
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1265
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 900
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 1227
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 660
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 642
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 247
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 264
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 83
  • $1,000,000 or more: 97
 


Fort Smith rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Fort Smith:

  • Less than $100: 89 people
  • $100 to $149: 41
  • $150 to $199: 286
  • $200 to $249: 197
  • $250 to $299: 278
  • $300 to $349: 536
  • $350 to $399: 1,329
  • $400 to $449: 1,361
  • $450 to $499: 1,415
  • $500 to $549: 1,263
  • $550 to $599: 1,153
  • $600 to $649: 1,123
  • $650 to $699: 785
  • $700 to $749: 762
  • $750 to $799: 790
  • $800 to $899: 1,057
  • $900 to $999: 558
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 563
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 296
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 62
  • $2,000 or more: 137
  • No cash rent: 565
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,537
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,729
  • 1985 to 1989: 979
  • 1980 to 1984: 921
  • 1975 to 1979: 727
  • 1970 to 1974: 274
  • 1970 to 1974: 53
  • 1965 to 1969: 200


Fort Smith, AR Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.8%
Number of people working at home: 645 (1.8% of all workers)


Fort Smith commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1440
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6067
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 9969
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 9567
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4422
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 658
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1659
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 95
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 118
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 363
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 535
  • 90 or more minutes: 606
 


Fort Smith mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 28,846 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 5,348 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 118 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 239 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 88 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 111 (0%)
  • Walked: 520 (1%)
  • Other means: 217 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 645 (2%)
 


Fort Smith, AR household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 4095
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 2887
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 2738
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 2636
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 2623
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 2469
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1812
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1842
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1400
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 2601
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 2632
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 2092
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1023
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 514
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 405
  • $200,000 or more: 676
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 21575
 United States or American: 9432
 German: 6955
 Irish: 6160
 English: 4908
 French (except Basque): 1271
 Scotch-Irish: 1189
 Italian: 1135
 Scottish: 702
 Dutch: 622
 European: 434
 Polish: 328
 Norwegian: 296
 Swedish: 292
 Arab:: 211
 Welsh: 199
 Greek: 199
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 181
 French Canadian: 161
 Swiss: 137
 Subsaharan African:: 136
 Czech: 136
 African: 136
 Dutch West Indian: 125
 British: 98
 Lebanese: 57
 Austrian: 52
 Hungarian: 51
 Russian: 50
 Arab/Arabic: 48
 Scandinavian: 45
 Egyptian: 44
 Pennsylvania German: 43
 Canadian: 42
 Belgian: 42
 Romanian: 42
 Syrian: 42
 Danish: 41
 Portuguese: 41
 Northern European: 32
 Haitian: 29
 Yugoslavian: 27
 Serbian: 25
 Slovak: 24
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 20
 Australian: 20
 Palestinian: 20
 Czechoslovakian: 18
 Slavic: 13
 New Zealander: 13
 Finnish: 11
 Croatian: 10
 Latvian: 10
 Slovene: 9
 Turkish: 9
 Acadian/Cajun: 8
 Jamaican: 7
 Armenian: 5
 Lithuanian: 5
 Ukrainian: 5


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Mexico (45%)
  • Vietnam (18%)
  • Laos (11%)
  • El Salvador (11%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Germany (2%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 45141
  • Northeast: 1471
  • Midwest: 6507
  • South: 13958
  • West: 5344

48% of Fort Smith residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Arkansas.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 475
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 248
  • 5th and 6th grade: 735
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,146
  • 9th grade: 694
  • 10th grade: 758
  • 11th grade: 819
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,217
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,689
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,699
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,585
  • Associate degree: 1,503
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,106
  • Master's degree: 1,006
  • Professional school degree: 802
  • Doctorate degree: 189

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 512
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 265
  • 5th and 6th grade: 717
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,096
  • 9th grade: 858
  • 10th grade: 1,070
  • 11th grade: 975
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,061
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,173
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,366
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,775
  • Associate degree: 1,954
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,113
  • Master's degree: 1,125
  • Professional school degree: 253
  • Doctorate degree: 92

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 4.9%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 4.1%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 11.0%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 9.9%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 5.4%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 12.1%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 1.6%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 4.0%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 3.4%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 5.7%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 6.5%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 10.4%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 4.3%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 5.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $37,045
  • Black householders: $30,094
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $25,922
  • Asian householders: $37,005
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $45,285
  • Some other race householders: $23,947
  • Two or more races householders: $57,674
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $22,340
Fort Smith household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Fort Smith household income for Black householders
Fort Smith household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Fort Smith household income for Asian householders
Fort Smith household income for Some other race householders
Fort Smith household income for Two or more races householders
Fort Smith household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Fort Smith marital status for males
Fort Smith marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $117,629
  • Black or African American householders: $66,518
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $91,407
  • Asian householders: $78,074
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $111,111
  • Some other race householders: $71,851
  • Two or more races householders: $93,037
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $73,037

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,164
  • One, attached: 1,026
  • Two: 2,073
  • 3 or 4: 1,754
  • 5 to 9: 1,386
  • 10 to 19: 2,161
  • 20 to 49: 1,122
  • 50 or more: 2,142
  • Mobile homes: 509
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Fort Smith:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Fort Smith
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.3%)
  • Electricity (17.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Electricity (57.6%)
  • Utility gas (41.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,160
Here:

12.9%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 311
Here:

7.2%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 200
Here:

7.6%
Arkansas:

14.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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