Fort Smith Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Fort Smith Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
87,891

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.8%
5 - 17:
17.4%
18 - 24:
10.1%
25 - 34:
13.9%
35 - 54:
24.4%
55 - 64:
12.7%
Over 65 Years:
14.7%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.4%
5.4%
High School Graduates
81.6%
81.6%
College Graduated
21.8%
21.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Fort Smith
$25,487
$25,487
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Fort Smith
$41,724
$41,724
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
21.0%

Employment Industries in Fort Smith

 
Manufacturing
18.3%
18.3%
Healthcare
14.8%
14.8%
Retail
12.0%
12.0%
Accommodation
8.5%
8.5%
Education
6.4%
6.4%
Construction
6.1%
6.1%
Transportation
5.2%
5.2%
Other
4.8%
4.8%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.2%
4.2%
Administration
4.0%
4.0%
Wholesale
3.3%
3.3%
Finance
3.1%
3.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
59.4%
59.4%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
19.5%
19.5%
Black or African American
9.4%
9.4%
Asian
6.2%
6.2%
Other Race / Two or More Races
4.4%
4.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.0%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
7.2%
7.2%
Irish
6.1%
6.1%
English
5.2%
5.2%
Scottish
1.5%
1.5%
European
1.3%
1.3%
Italian
1.1%
1.1%
French
0.9%
0.9%
Scots-Irish
0.9%
0.9%
Dutch
0.6%
0.6%
Polish
0.6%
0.6%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Norwegian
0.4%
0.4%
Swedish
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.4%
0.4%
French Canadian
0.2%
0.2%
Czech
0.1%
0.1%
Acadian/Cajun
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.1%
0.1%
Canadian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
79.2%
79.2%
Spanish
15.7%
15.7%
Vietnamese
1.9%
1.9%
Laotian
1.4%
1.4%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Thai
0.2%
0.2%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Langs. of India
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
Chinese
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
French
0.1%
0.1%
African languages
0.0%
0.0%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Fort Smith Residents:
12.4%