Fort Smith, Arkansas Population 2018

Fort Smith, Arkansas's estimated population is 88,037 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Fort Smith, Arkansas is the 2nd largest city in Arkansas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1393.81 people/mi² (538.15 people/km²), with a household density of 243.55 people/km² (630.80 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 35.6 years, 34.2 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 39,843 households in the city, with an average size of 2.43 people per household. The vacancy rate was 10.8%, with a median rent of $626/month. The median house has 5.1 rooms, and has a value of $114,900.

The median income for households in Fort Smith, Arkansas is $35,956, while the mean household income is $55,054. The per capita income is $22,819, and 20.4% of families and 26.1% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 38% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 14.2% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201788,0373620.41%
201687,67570.01%
201587,6685850.67%
201487,083-215-0.25%
201387,298-223-0.25%
201287,5213870.44%
201187,1348440.98%
201086,2906,0227.50%
200080,2687,47010.26%
199072,7981,1721.64%
198071,6268,82414.05%
197062,8029,81118.51%
196052,9915,04910.53%
195047,94211,35831.05%
194036,5845,15516.40%
193031,4292,5598.86%
192028,8704,89520.42%
191023,97512,388106.91%
190011,5872762.44%
189011,3118,212264.99%
18803,0990.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White64,223
Black or African American8,231
Asian5,229
Some Other Race4,737
Two or More Races4,151
American Indian and Alaska Native1,078
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander63

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Fort Smith Ar Population Pyramid 2018

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Fort Smith Ar Median Age

35.6


Total

34.2


Male

37


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 66,204 adults in Fort Smith Ar.

Fort Smith Ar Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Smith Ar Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.1
Houses Without Mortgage
6,865
Houses With Mortgage
11,247
Vacancy Rate
10.8
Median Rent
626
Median Home Value
114,900
Renter-Occupied Units
17,441
Owner-Occupied Units
18,112
Total Housing Units
39,843

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Fort Smith Ar for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 3.2% and the labor force participation rate is 58.3%.

Fort Smith Ar Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.43
Average Family Size
3.16
Total Households
35553
Married Couple Households
14542
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1839
Female Householder (no husband) Families
4897
Non Family Households
14275
Total Families
21278
Households With Own Children
9658
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
4.3
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.1

Fort Smith Ar Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
3,926
$10,000 to $14,999
3,013
$15,000 to $24,999
5,602
$25,000 to $34,999
4,853
$35,000 to $49,999
5,405
$50,000 to $74,999
5,589
$75,000 to $99,999
3,008
$100,000 to $149,999
2,625
$150,000 to $199,999
577
Over $200,000
955

Fort Smith Ar Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Fort Smith Ar

Arkansas

$35,956

$42,336

$55,054

$58,850

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Fort Smith Ar Education Data

Fort Smith Ar Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
5,3649.44%
9th to 12th Grade
5,80310.21%
High School Graduate
17,18030.24%
Some College
12,93822.77%
Associates Degree
4,2047.40%
Bachelors Degree
7,68913.53%
Graduate Degree
3,6386.40%