Fort Smith, AR Population

By | June 4, 2019

Population: 80,268. Estimated population in July 2020: 82,481 (+2.8% change)
Males: 38,918 (48.5%), Females: 41,350 (51.5%)

Sebastian County

Zip codes: 72901, 72903, 72904, 72908, 72916.

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

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%).

Elevation: 440 feet

Land area: 50.3 square miles

Map of Fort Smith, AR

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Smith:

  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 4 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; Abbreviation: FSM)
  • DRAKE FIELD (about 47 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Abbreviation: FYV)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 63 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; Abbreviation: XNA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Smith:

  • SALLISAW MUNI (about 29 miles; SALLISAW, OK; Abbreviation: JSV)
  • ROBERT S KERR (about 29 miles; POTEAU, OK; Abbreviation: RKR)
  • STILWELL/CHEROKEE NATION (about 31 miles; STILWELL, OK; Abbreviation: O11)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 13,324)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,610)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,450)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 117 miles; TULSA, OK; Full-time enrollment: 8,727)
  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY (about 118 miles; TULSA, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,309)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)