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Population
87,712
0.12% growth
Median Age
35.6
Median Household Income
$35,956
2.45% growth
Poverty Rate
26.1%
Number of Employees
37,565
1.06% decline
Median Property Value
$114,900
1.41% growth

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Economy

The economy of Fort Smith, AR employs 37,565 people. The economy of Fort Smith, AR is specialized in Manufacturing; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2.18; 1.6; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fort Smith, AR are Manufacturing (7,901), Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,476), and Retail trade (5,284), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($71,286), Utilities ($51,042), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,849).

Median household income in Fort Smith, AR is $35,956. Males in Fort Smith, AR have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,893. The income inequality of Fort Smith, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fort Smith, AR. In Sebastian County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 119 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,002. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fort Smith, AR is from the county of Sebastian County, AR.

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Diversity

Fort Smith, AR is home to a population of 87,712 people, from which 92% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Smith, AR is composed of 53,824 White residents (61.4%), 16,007 Hispanic residents (18.2%), 8,121 Black residents (9.3%), 5,176 Asian residents (5.9%), and 3,472 Two+ residents (3.96%). The most common foreign languages in Fort Smith, AR are Spanish (11,043 speakers), Vietnamese (2,433 speakers), and Laotian (1,223 speakers), but compared to other places, Fort Smith, AR has a relative high number of Laotian (1,223 speakers), Vietnamese (2,433 speakers), and Thai (109 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Fort Smith, AR awarded 1,569 degrees. The student population of Fort Smith, AR is skewed towards females, with 724 male students and 845 female students. Most students in Fort Smith, AR are White (1,161 and 74%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (114 and 7.27%), Two or more races (85 and 5.42%), and Black or African American (80 and 5.1%). The largest universities in Fort Smith, AR by number of graduates are University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (1,443 and 92%), Academy of Salon and Spa (73 and 4.65%), and Designer Barber & Stylist School (35 and 2.23%). The most popular majors in Fort Smith, AR are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (146 and 9.3%), General Business Administration & Management (124 and 7.9%), and Registered Nursing (64 and 4.08%). The median tuition costs in Fort Smith, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,840 and $10,488 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Smith, AR is $114,900, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $113,300 to $114,900, a 1.41% increase. The homeownership rate of Fort Smith, AR is 50.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fort Smith, AR have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Smith, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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