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The 2016 Fort Smith, Arkansas, population is 88,194. There are 1,394 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Fort Smith, Arkansas

The median age is 35.3. The US median is 37.4. 49.21% of people in Fort Smith, Arkansas, are married. 14.61% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.48 people. 28.63% of people are married, with children. 21.02% have children, but are single.

Race in Fort Smith, Arkansas

63.18% of people are white, 8.54% are black, 5.67% are asian, 0.99% are native american, and 0.02% claim 'Other'.

17.01% of the people in Fort Smith, Arkansas, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 82.99% are non-hispanic).

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  PEOPLEFort Smith, ArkansasUnited States
  Population  88,194321,418,820
  Population - 2010  85,200308,745,538
  Population - 2000  80,268285,036,114
  Population - 1990  72,798251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  21.15%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  9.87%12.76%
  Pop. Density  1,39491
  Land Area  633,531,905
  Water Area  4264,837
  Median Age  35.337.4
  Female Population  50.71%50.81%
  Male Population  49.29%49.19%
  Age 0 to 4  7.51%6.36%
  Age 5 to 9  7.21%6.51%
  Age 10 to 14  6.40%6.59%
  Age 15 to 17  4.02%4.03%
  Age 18 to 20  4.12%4.35%
  Age 21 to 24  6.05%5.61%
  Age 25 to 34  14.16%13.47%
  Age 35 to 44  12.59%12.97%
  Age 45 to 54  13.32%14.09%
  Age 55 to 59  6.50%6.57%
  Age 60 to 64  5.44%5.72%
  Age 65 to 74  6.57%7.64%
  Age 75 to 84  4.56%4.26%
  Age 85 and over  1.56%1.85%
  White  63.18%62.77%
  Black  8.54%12.24%
  Asian  5.67%4.95%
  Native American  0.99%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.12%0.16%
  Other  0.02%0.20%
  Two or More Races  4.47%2.13%
  Hispanic  17.01%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  82.99%83.10%
  Households  34,542116,211,000
  Family Households  21,24376,958,100
  Non Family Households  13,29939,253,000
  Household Size  2.482.63
  Married Population  49.21%50.58%
  Single Population  50.79%49.42%
  Now Married  46.01%48.41%
  Married but Separated  3.20%2.17%
  Never Married  29.79%32.55%
  Widowed  6.39%5.95%
  Divorced  14.61%10.92%
  Married, w/children  28.63%31.68%
  Married, no children  40.23%41.44%
  Single, w/children  21.02%16.94%
  Single, no children  10.12%9.95%


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