Fort Smith, AR-OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
250,260
0.193% 1-year growth
2020 Median Age
38.9
0.517% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.8%
6.44% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,424
3.74% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$119,500
3.91% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
107,341
1.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Fort Smith, AR-OK had a population of 250k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $46,424. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Fort Smith, AR-OK grew from 249,777 to 250,260, a 0.193% increase and its median household income grew from $44,750 to $46,424, a 3.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Smith, AR-OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.2%), Other (Hispanic) (5.97%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.99%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.53%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.91%).

None of the households in Fort Smith, AR-OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.8% of the residents in Fort Smith, AR-OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Smith, AR-OK are University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (1,460 degrees awarded in 2020), Academy of Salon and Spa (37 degrees), and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (37 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Fort Smith, AR-OK was $119,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.2%. Most people in Fort Smith, AR-OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Smith, AR-OK was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Fort Smith, AR-OK is home to a population of 250k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.83% of Fort Smith, AR-OK residents were born outside of the country (14.6k people).

In 2020, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (183k people) in Fort Smith, AR-OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Other (Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Smith, AR-OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    183k ± 198
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 1.16k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.5k ± 778
10.3%
Hispanic Population
25.9k people

In 2020, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (183k people) in Fort Smith, AR-OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k Other (Hispanic) and 12.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.3% of the people in Fort Smith, AR-OK are hispanic (25.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Smith, AR-OK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.83%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
14.6k people
5.93%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.8k people

As of 2020, 5.83% of Fort Smith, AR-OK residents (14.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Smith, AR-OK was 5.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Fort Smith, AR-OK was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Fort Smith, AR-OK are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Fort Smith, AR-OK residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    166,397 ± 13,884 people
  2. India
    19,237 ± 4,806 people
  3. El Salvador
    18,521 ± 4,530 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma and Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 166,397 Oklahoma and Arkansas residents, followed by India with 19,237 and El Salvador with 18,521.

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Citizenship

96.8%
2020 Citizenship
96.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.8% of Fort Smith, AR-OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Smith, AR-OK was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,359 ± 556
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,788 ± 514
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,780 ± 466

Fort Smith, AR-OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Oklahoma and Arkansas. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oklahoma and Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Oklahoma and Arkansas.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oklahoma and Arkansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Economy

Median household income in Fort Smith, AR-OK is $46,424. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fort Smith, AR-OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Benton County, AR and Logan County, OK, with respective values of $71,556 and $70,456.

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,810. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Fort Smith, AR-OK employs 107k people. The largest industries in Fort Smith, AR-OK are Manufacturing (18,220 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,368 people), and Retail Trade (12,910 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,518), Utilities ($58,672), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,424
2020 value
± $1,356
3.74%
1 Year Growth
± 3.59%

Households in Fort Smith, AR-OK have a median annual income of $46,424, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,750 in 2019, which represents a 3.74% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Oklahoma and Arkansas.
$61,287
Average Male Salary in Oklahoma
± $1,684
$43,810
Average Female Salary in Oklahoma
± $1,284
$58,913
Average Male Salary in Arkansas
± $2,021
$43,744
Average Female Salary in Arkansas
± $1,472

In 2020, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.4 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Arkansas made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Arkansas
  1. Asian
    $58,926 ± $11,306
  2. White
    $48,329 ± $1,369
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $44,900 ± $40,512
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Oklahoma
  1. White
    $49,803 ± $1,213
  2. Asian
    $49,170 ± $7,343
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $46,370 ± $17,623

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Arkansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Arkansas.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.01 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Oklahoma.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Smith, AR-OK is from Oklahoma and Arkansas.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 and income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma and Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Smith, AR-OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Benton County, AR and Logan County, OK, with respective values of $71,556 and $70,456.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fort Smith, AR-OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Smith, AR-OK (43.8k out of 247k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    29,853 ± 1,285
  2. Hispanic
    7,671 ± 683
  3. Other
    4,693 ± 583

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Smith, AR-OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

107k
2020 Value
± 2,647
1.33%
1 Year growth
± 3.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fort Smith, AR-OK grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 106k employees to 107k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Smith, AR-OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,497 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,380 people), and Production Occupations (10,932 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Smith, AR-OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Smith, AR-OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,497 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,380 people), and Production Occupations (10,932 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Fort Smith, AR-OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.32 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Smith, AR-OK, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,346), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,363), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,227).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

107k
2020 Value
± 2,647
1.33%
1 Year growth
± 3.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Fort Smith, AR-OK grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 106k employees to 107k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Smith, AR-OK, are Manufacturing (18,220 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,368 people), and Retail Trade (12,910 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Smith, AR-OK, though some of these residents may live in Fort Smith, AR-OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Fort Smith, AR-OK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (18,220 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,368 people), and Retail Trade (12,910 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Fort Smith, AR-OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.87 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.69 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Smith, AR-OK, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,518), Utilities ($58,672), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,500).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma and Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.3B
  2. $30.2B
  3. $20.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma and Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $30.3B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.2B) and Machinery ($20.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma and Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Oklahoma and Arkansas.
$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth
$170B
2020 Value in Oklahoma
$311B
Projected 2050 Value in Oklahoma
83.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

Comparatively, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $170B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $311B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma and Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $44.6B
  2. $12B
  3. $9.66B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma and Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $44.6B, followed by Kansas with $12B and Louisiana and $9.66B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma and Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas and Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 64.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%). The most partisan county was Cimarron County, OK with 92% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jim Inhofe, James Lankford, John Boozman, and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma and Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma and Arkansas is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Arkansas
64.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Oklahoma and Arkansas
  1. 92% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 90.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Oklahoma and Arkansas was Cimarron County, OK with 92% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Oklahoma and Arkansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Oklahoma and Arkansas

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 16, 1994
Elected to the seat following the resignation of David Boren.
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jim Inhofe, James Lankford, John Boozman, and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Oklahoma and Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma and Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma and Arkansas

Oklahoma and Arkansas is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma and Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Fort Smith, AR-OK awarded 1,579 degrees. The student population of Fort Smith, AR-OK is skewed towards women, with 2,814 male students and 3,890 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Smith, AR-OK are White (1,051 and 66.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (213 and 13.6%), Two or More Races (116 and 7.38%), and Asian (103 and 6.56%).

The largest universities in Fort Smith, AR-OK by number of degrees awarded are University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (1,460 and 92.5%), Academy of Salon and Spa (37 and 2.34%), and Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (37 and 2.34%).

The most popular majors in Fort Smith, AR-OK are General Business Administration & Management (165 and 10.4%), Industrial Electronics Technology (127 and 8.04%), and Registered Nursing (113 and 7.16%).

The median tuition cost in Fort Smith, AR-OK for a public four year colleges is $4,104 for in-state students and $11,376 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 146 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 84 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Smith, AR-OK was General Business Administration & Management with 146 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fort Smith, AR-OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,460 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded
$4,104
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Fort Smith, AR-OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Arkansas-Fort Smith with 1,460 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

735
Degrees Awarded to Men
844
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 735 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Smith, AR-OK, which is 0.871 times less than the 844 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Fort Smith, AR-OK by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,051 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    213 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    116 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Fort Smith, AR-OK was White students. These 1,051 degrees mean that there were 4.93 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 213 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Smith, AR-OK was $119,500 in 2020, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $115,000 to $119,500, a 3.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Smith, AR-OK is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Fort Smith, AR-OK have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Smith, AR-OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,500
2020 Median
± $3,275
$115,000
2019 Median
± $2,457

In 2020, the median property value in Fort Smith, AR-OK grew to to $119,500 from the previous year's value of $115,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Smith, AR-OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Smith, AR-OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,424
Median Household Income
± $1,356
98.2k
Number of Households
± 2,552

In 2020, the median household income of the 98.2k households in Fort Smith, AR-OK grew to $46,424 from the previous year's value of $44,750.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Smith, AR-OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fort Smith, AR-OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Smith, AR-OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.2%
2020 Homeownership
65.9%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.2% of the housing units in Fort Smith, AR-OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fort Smith, AR-OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Smith, AR-OK have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Fort Smith, AR-OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.73%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.43%)

In 2020, 83.8% of workers in Fort Smith, AR-OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.73%) and those who worked at home (3.43%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Smith, AR-OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Smith, AR-OK have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

88.6% of the population of Fort Smith, AR-OK has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.55% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oklahoma was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Per capita personal health care spending in Arkansas was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1616 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Arkansas see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1502 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2103 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 423 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (28.8%). Additionally, Okfuskee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (58.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Oklahoma and Arkansas.
1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma
1,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Arkansas

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1,616 patients).

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.333% increase from the previous year (1,502 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma and Arkansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Oklahoma and Arkansas.
$7,627
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Oklahoma
$7,408
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Arkansas

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.4%
Uninsured
36.5%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2.55%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Smith, AR-OK grew by 4.56% from 10.9% to 11.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Smith, AR-OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 28.8% prevalence
  2. 28.2% prevalence
  3. 27.1% prevalence

Jackson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma and Arkansas, at 28.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma and Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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