Fort Smith, AR

88,195 Population
63.3 square miles 1,381.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.0%
was 3.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Population Density
1,381.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.6%
was 49.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.9%
was 13.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Percent Under 18
24.2%
was 24.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in AR
Percent 65 and Over
14.4%
was 11.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in AR

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 5
Ranked 9th Lowest in AR
Percent Living in Poverty
29.8%
was 27.4%
Ranked 5th Lowest in AR
Median Household Income
$33,534
was $34,274
Ranked 6th Highest in AR
Gini Income Distribution
 
51.7
53.8
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
40,073
was 38,362
Ranked 2nd Highest in AR
Median Rent
$621
was $624
Ranked 6th Highest in AR
Total Building Permits
318
was 312
 
Occupied Housing Units
35,543
was 34,603
 
Homeownership Rate
51.0%
was 47.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in AR
Single Family Building Permits
134
was 229
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
634.5
was 606.5
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.6%
was 17.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in AR
Multifamily Building Permits
184
was 83
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.5
Ranked 4th 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
93.3%
was 92.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
77.7%
was 80.5%
Ranked 5th Highest in AR
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
19.0%
was 21.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in AR

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