The City of Fort Smith is the 2nd largest city in Arkansas with a population of 89,644 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Smith ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Fort Smith is located at latitude 35.3493 and longitude -94.3709 in Sebastian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Smith (see map below) encompass a land area of 63.16 sq. miles and a water area of 4.97 sq. miles. Sebastian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.
The City of Fort Smith (GNIS ID: 2403647) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Smith: Belle Point.
|Population in Households||87,452|
|Population in Familes||67,170|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,192|
|Median Household Income||$39,991|
|Average Household Income||$59,976|
|Per Capita Income||$24,357|
|Total Housing Units||39,594 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||17,455 (44.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||18,171 (45.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,968 (10.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$128,522|
|Average Home Value||$166,282|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.2%|
|Per Capita Income||2.3%|
The table below compares Fort Smith to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 21||96th|
|Diversity Index||# 15||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 242||55th|
|Per Capita Income||# 135||75th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.