Fort Smith, AR

88,122 Population
63.2 square miles 1,395.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
2.9%
was 3.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Population Density
1,395.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
57.8%
was 54.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.6%
was 14.9%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Percent Under 18
24.3%
was 24.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Percent 65 and Over
16.6%
was 14.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in AR

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 5
Ranked 8th Lowest in AR
Percent Living in Poverty
21.6%
was 29.8%
Ranked 4th Lowest in AR
Median Household Income
$35,956
was $33,534
Ranked 6th Highest in AR
Gini Income Distribution
 
48
51.7
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.7
was 4.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
803.6
was 690.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,892.5
was 5,261.8
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
40,330
was 40,073
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Median Rent
$651
was $621
Ranked 6th Highest in AR
Total Building Permits
318
was 312
 
Occupied Housing Units
36,368
was 35,543
 
Homeownership Rate
50.8%
was 51.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Single Family Building Permits
134
was 229
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
638.6
was 634.5
Ranked 4th Highest in AR
Rental Vacancy Rate
18.1%
was 20.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Multifamily Building Permits
184
was 83
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.3
was 8.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.6
was 3.6
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.1%
was 93.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in AR
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in AR

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
82.2%
was 77.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in AR
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.0%
was 19.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in AR

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