Fort Smith, AR 72904 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 72904: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Smith, AR 72904

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 418
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,408
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 908
  • County: Sebastian County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.403, Longitude -94.39
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Smith, AR 72904 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,253
Population in Households 23,110
Population in Familes 19,086
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density1 1,673
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 7,911
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 5,358
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 8,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,150 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,761 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,022 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $75,869
Average Home Value $95,373


Median Household Income $28,337
Average Household Income $38,582
Per Capita Income $13,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.53%
Households 0.71% 0.45%
Families 0.43% 0.26%
Median Household Income   -0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Smith, AR 72904 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 72904 to the other 574 ZIP Codes in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 94th
Population Density1 # 11 98th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 516 10th
Per Capita Income # 560 3rd

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