Fort Smith Population By Year

Population Graph For Fort Smith, 1990 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2023 89,770 386 -0.3%
2022 90,080 381 0.6%
2021 89,576 382 0.5%
2020 89,141 385 0.3%
2010 86,209 346 0.7%
2000 80,698 338 1.0%
1990 72,803 311

Fort Smith Population Facts

What is the current population of Fort Smith?

Based on the latest 2024 data from the US census, the current population of Fort Smith is 89,770. Fort Smith, Arkansas is the 386th largest city in the US.

What county is Fort Smith, Arkansas in?

Fort Smith is located entirely in Sebastian County.

What is the size of Fort Smith, Arkansas in square miles?

Fort Smith has an area of 62.0 square miles. Fort Smith is the 3rd largest city, by area, in Arkansas.

What was the peak population of Fort Smith?

The current population of Fort Smith (89,770) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Fort Smith growing?

Fort Smith has grown 11.2% since the 2000. Fort Smith, Arkansas's growth is below average. 65% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Fort Smith, Arkansas?

Fort Smith has a population density of 1,391.2 people per square mile. Fort Smith has the 9th highest population density in Arkansas.

Similarly Sized Cities In Arkansas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
323 Fayetteville 101,680 71.2%
386 Fort Smith 89,770 11.2%
396 Springdale 88,224 84.3%
447 Jonesboro 80,650 44.6%
506 Rogers 74,035 85.4%
542 Conway 69,580 59.3%
599 North Little Rock 64,531 6.4%
658 Bentonville 59,471 192.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2023
380 Mission Viejo, California 90,624 -3.1%
381 Lawton, Oklahoma 90,245 -2.5%
382 Lehi, Utah 90,227 358.4%
383 South Gate, California 90,070 -6.6%
384 Greenville, North Carolina 90,053 43.4%
385 Santa Monica, California 89,922 6.5%
386 Fort Smith, Arkansas 89,770 11.2%
387 Trenton, New Jersey 89,620 4.9%
388 Bryan, Texas 89,615 35.9%
389 Champaign, Illinois 89,189 26.5%
390 Santa Fe, New Mexico 89,167 40.8%
391 North Port, Florida 88,934 282.5%
392 Westminster, California 88,729 0.5%

Fort Smith Demographics

What is the voting age population of Fort Smith, Arkansas?

The total voting age population of Fort Smith, Arkansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 60,703. The voting age population is 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

What percentage of Fort Smith, Arkansas residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.7% of the residents of Fort Smith are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Fort Smith, Arkansas?

The racial demographics of Fort Smith are 64.5% White, 13.2% Other, 9.5% Black, 6.3% Asian, 5.3% Two or more races and 1.2% American Indian. Additionally, 19.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Fort Smith, Arkansas residents are below the poverty line?

In Fort Smith, 21.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 30.1%. On a per-household basis, 14.8% of families are below the poverty line in Fort Smith.

What percentage of Fort Smith, Arkansas residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 59.6% of Fort Smith residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Fort Smith, Arkansas residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 81.6% of Fort Smith residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 21.8% have a bachelor's degree and 6.9% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Fort Smith, Arkansas residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Fort Smith residents aged 5 and older, 20.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 15.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.4% speak an Asian language.

Fort Smith Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Fort Smith, Arkansas?

The unemployment rate in Fort Smith is 4.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Fort Smith, Arkansas residents work for the government?

In Fort Smith, 7.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Fort Smith, Arkansas?

The median household income in Fort Smith is $41,724.

Fort Smith Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Fort Smith, Arkansas?

In Fort Smith, 50.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Fort Smith, Arkansas?

Renters occupy 49.4% of housing units in Fort Smith.

What percentage of Fort Smith, Arkansas housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Fort Smith, 7.4% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Fort Smith, Arkansas housing units were built after 2000?

In Fort Smith, 13.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 5,500 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Fort Smith, Arkansas?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Fort Smith is $685.

What percentage of households in Fort Smith, Arkansas have broadband internet?

In Fort Smith, 75.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.


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