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Population (year 2000): 80,268. Estimated population in July 2005: 82,481 (+2.8% change)
Males: 38,918 (48.5%), Females: 41,350 (51.5%)

Sebastian County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $32,157 (year 2000)
Median house value: $74,200 (year 2000)

Fort Smith, AR residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Fort Smith:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.0%)
  • Hispanic (8.8%)
  • Black (8.6%)
  • Other race (5.0%)
  • American Indian (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Vietnamese (2.0%)
  • Other Asian (2.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (11.8%), German (11.5%), Irish (11.3%), English (8.2%), French (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%).Smith, Arkansas

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 50.3 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Smith

  • High school or higher: 75.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Smith city

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

9.2% Foreign born (5.4% Latin America, 3.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,470 (+10.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OK Tulsa, (118.1 miles pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (241.9 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: OK (3.0 miles Arkoma, Moffett, OK (3.6 miles) , Buren, AR (6.3 miles Van AR (7.5 miles Barling, OK (8.7 miles Roland, OK (9.2 miles Remy, OK (9.2 miles Pocola, AR (9.3 miles Bonanza,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 270 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 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

Latitude: 35.37 N, Longitude: 94.40 W

Area code: 479

Fort Smith, Arkansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.4%), Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Retail trade (11.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +28,566 (+35.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 30,376 (84.0%)

Crime in Fort Smith by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 2 8 8 12 3
    per 100,000 2.5 2.5 10.0 10.0 14.9 3.7
Rapes 53 61 56 52 74 78
    per 100,000 66.0 76.0 69.8 64.8 92.2 97.2
Robberies 71 100 132 152 135 90
    per 100,000 88.5 124.6 164.4 189.4 168.2 112.1
Assaults 328 438 428 502 583 540
    per 100,000 408.6 545.7 533.2 625.4 726.3 672.7
Burglaries 688 1,173 1,149 1,183 1,111 1,068
    per 100,000 857.1 1461.4 1431.5 1473.8 1384.1 1330.5
Thefts 3,383 4,847 5,266 5,296 5,764 4,693
    per 100,000 4214.6 6038.5 6560.5 6597.9 7180.9 5846.7
Auto thefts 452 553 365 305 298 287
    per 100,000 563.1 688.9 454.7 380.0 371.3 357.6
410.8 578.4 592.9 615.3 661.4 566.4

Average climate in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Smith-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/26/1976, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.8 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 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 13 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Matt Jones - 2005 NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, born: Apr 22, 1983), Priest Holmes - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Oct 7, 1973), Ryan Franklin - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners, born: Mar 5, 1973).

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/medical centers in Fort Smith:
  • HARBOR VIEW MERCY HOSPITAL (10301 MAYO RD P O BOX 17000)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FORT SMITH (1401 SOUTH J STREET)
  • SELECT SPECIALITY HOSPITAL-FORT SMITH (1131 SOUTH I STREET)
  • SPARKS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1311 SOUTH I STREET)
  • ST EDWARD MERCY MEDICAL CENTER (7301 ROGERS AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Fort Smith, AR

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Smith:
  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 4 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; ID: FSM)
  • DRAKE FIELD (about 47 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; ID: FYV)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 63 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; ID: XNA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Smith:
  • SALLISAW MUNI (about 29 miles; SALLISAW, OK; ID: JSV)
  • ROBERT S KERR (about 29 miles; POTEAU, OK; ID: RKR)
  • STILWELL/CHEROKEE NATION (about 31 miles; STILWELL, OK; ID: O11)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 19 $60,400 $38,147 2 $3,060
Housing and Community Development(Local) 25 $83,021 $39,850 2 $2,856
Financial Administration 28 $103,850 $44,507 0 $0
Water Supply 113 $317,156 $33,680 0 $0
Other Government Administration 20 $92,851 $55,710 8 $6,550
Fire - Other 3 $8,852 $35,408 0 $0
Firefighters 125 $496,733 $47,686 0 $0
Police - Other 42 $97,908 $27,973 2 $2,174
Police Protection - Officers 158 $549,479 $41,732 0 $0
Transit 32 $71,404 $26,776 7 $7,716
Parks and Recreation 34 $84,776 $29,920 4 $3,173
Sewerage 75 $219,671 $35,147 4 $5,092
Solid Waste Management 74 $225,485 $36,565 1 $290
Airports 13 $39,496 $36,457 0 $0
Streets and Highways 50 $132,853 $31,884 3 $3,356
Totals for Government 811 $2,583,935 $38,233 33 $34,267
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Smith:
  • WESTARK COLLEGE (about 17 miles; FT SMITH, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,472)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (about 50 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 13,324)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; FT enrollment: 6,610)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 2,197)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; FT enrollment: 4,450)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 117 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 8,727)
  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 3,309)
Public high schools in Fort Smith:
  • SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,496; Location: 4100 GARY STREET; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,280; Location: 2301 NORTH B STREET; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • BELLE POINT ALTERNATIVE CENTER (Students: 69; Location: 1501 DODSON AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • WESTERN ARKANSAS TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 5210 GRAND AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Fort Smith:
  • RIVER VALLEY CHRISTIAN (Students: 276; Location: PO BOX 180621; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FT SMITH CHRISTIAN (Students: 238; Location: 4201 WINDSOR DR; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fort Smith:
  • RAMSEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 857; Location: 3201 JENNY LIND ROAD; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • DORA KIMMONS JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 726; Location: 2201 NORTH 50TH ST.; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • L. A. CHAFFIN JR. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 696; Location: 3025 MASSARD ROAD; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • SUNNYMEDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 605; Location: 4201 NORTH O STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WILLIAM O. DARBY JR. HIGH SCH. (Students: 592; Location: 616 NORTH 14TH ST.; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • ELMER H. COOK ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 3517 BROOKEN HILL DR; Grades: KG - 06)
  • FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 576; Location: 2400 SOUTH DALLAS; Grades: KG - 06)
  • TILLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 496; Location: 815 NORTH 16TH ST.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • JOHN P. WOODS ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 463; Location: 3201 MASSARD ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SUTTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 418; Location: 5001 KELLEY HIGHWAY; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Fort Smith:
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 223 S 14 ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • HARVEST TIME CHRISTIAN (Students: 282; Location: 3100 BRIARCLIFF; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 2407 MASSARD ROAD; Grades: PK - 9)
  • TRINITY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 1205 S. ALBERT PIKE; Grades: 7 - 9)
  • HOBSON PRESCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 116 NORTH 12TH; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST BONIFACE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 201 NORTH 19TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FORT SMITH MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 3908 JENNY LIND AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST WEEKDAY (Students: 96; Location: 200 NORTH 15TH ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KAVANAUGH KIDDIE KORNER (Students: 46; Location: 2825 GRINNELL; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FT SMITH AR SEVENTH DAY ADVENT (Students: 8; Location: 2000 SOUTH LOUISVILLE; Grades: 1 - 7)
Library in Fort Smith:
  • FORT SMITH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,745,009; Location: 3201 ROGERS AVE.; 228,951 books; 6,838 audio materials; 4,564 video materials; 578 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.

Notable locations in Fort Smith: Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail Overlook (A), Fianna Hills Country Club (B), Fort Smith Country Club (C), Fort Smith Racquet Club (D), Hardscrabble Golf Course (E), Nancy Orr Girls Club (F), Fort Smith Trolly Museum (G), Fort Smith Public Library (H), Fort Smith Museum of History (I), Fort Smith Municipal Auditorium (J), Fort Smith Inter-Faith Community Center (K), Fort Smith Girls Club (L), Fort Smith City Hall (M), Fort Smith Art Center (N), West Arkansas Gym (O), Saint Johns Community Center for the Elderly (P), E S Stephens Boys Club (Q), Patent Model Museum (R), Northside Branch Fort Smith Public Library (S), Evans Boys Club (T).

Shopping Centers: Laville Shopping Center (1), Maybranch Shopping Center (2), Midland Mall Shopping Center (3), Park Plaza Shopping Center (4), Phoenix Village Shopping Center (5), Quarry Shopping Center (6), Stonewall Village Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Fort Smith include: Mallalieu United Methodist Church (A), Loves Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church (C), Bethel Lutheran Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Lighthouse Baptist Church (F), Wyatt Memorial Church (G), Word of Faith Tabernacle (H).

Cemeteries: Newlon Cemetery (1), Oak Cemetery (2), Holy Cross Cemetery (3), Fort Smith National Cemetery (4), Forest Park Cemetery (5), Washington Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7).

Reservoirs: Bailey Hill Reservoir (A), Echols Lake (B), Crowe Hill Reservoir (C), Crain Lake (D), Wildcat Mountain Lake (E).

Creek: Massard Creek (A).

Parks in Fort Smith include: Fort Smith Park (1), Fort Smith National Historic Site (2), Martin Luther King Park (3), Kay Rodgers Park (4), Rogers Park (5), Belle Grove Historic District (6), Riverfront Park (7), Tilles Park (8), Miliking Park (9).

Post offices: Fort Smith Post Office (A), Rogers Avenue Station Post Office (B), South Fort Smith Branch Post Office (C).


Fort Smith compared to Arkansas state average:
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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.)
  • KTCS (1410 AM; 1 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: BIG CHIEF BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KHGG (1580 AM; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYR (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; VAN BUREN, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAY (1030 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, AR; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
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.)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
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.)

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