Fort Smith, Arkansas 

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Population

87,537

+2.7% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$36,777

Median Home Price

$110,300

Best Places to Live in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Mid-sized city - Extreme western Arkansas at Oklahoma border in Arkansas River Valley. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Fort Smith, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby mountains
-Air quality
Cons
-Isolation
-Arts and culture
-Low educational attainment

Local Listings in Fort Smith
 $58,900 
1446 N 38th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1000 SqFt
 $109,900 
2515 S M St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1524 SqFt
 $399,900 
112 Paddock Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2828 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Fort Smith Metro Area

Fort Smith is a small town with old-west flavor located in a flat valley along the Arkansas River. Major industries include light manufacturing and natural gas, and major employers include the nearby Fort Chaffee military installation. The economy is steady with somewhat above average job-growth prospects, and the low Cost of living and median home price are probably among the biggest attractions.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Fort Smith
Zip Codes: 72903 72904 72901 72908 72916
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 463 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Smith is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Fort Smith jobs have decreased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Smith's cost of living is 24.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fort Smith's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Fort Smith, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Sebastian county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fort Smith's population is 87,537 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fort Smith is $110,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.5%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Fort Smith public schools spend $10,233 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Fort Smith. More Education


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Housing Market in Fort Smith

It's a good time to buy in Fort Smith. Home Appreciation is up 6.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Fort Smith Real Estate

The median home price in Fort Smith is $110,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Fort Smith is a wonderful place to live! - 3/22/2017
I have lived in Fort Smith my whole life and I love it here. I enjoy traveling so I have seen many small towns and big cities to compare it to. Being a part of "The... Read More

Great City for Physicians and Families - 12/12/2014
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72903 72904 72901 72908 72916

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NEW LISTINGS IN FORT SMITH
$58,900
1446 N 38th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$109,900
2515 S M St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$399,900
112 Paddock Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$389,000
1200 Autumn Oaks Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$475,900
5404 Steep Hill Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$45,000
1815 N J St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$150,000
4575 Mussett Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 2

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