Fort Smith, Arkansas 

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Population

87,764

+2.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$36,777

Median Home Price

$130,600

Median Age

35.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

5.2 / 6.7

summer / winter

AR Gifts

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.

Fort Smith, AR Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Nearby mountains
Air quality
Cons
Isolation
Arts and culture
Low educational attainment


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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Arkansas
County: Sebastian County
Metro Area: Fort Smith Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Fort Smith
Zip Codes: 72903 72904 72901 72908 72916
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 463 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Smith is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Sebastian county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 66.2% to 30.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fort Smith's population is 87,764 people. Since 2020, 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 Real Estate: $130,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.5%.

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 9.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fort Smith is $130,600.

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Reviews for Fort Smith   27 Reviews
FORT SMITH SUCKS - 6/22/2021
I have been here since 2005. The only good thing about Fort Smith is they have 2 Aldi locations. The cost of living might be cheaper but you also don't have renter's... Read More

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Live here bruh - 5/16/2019
Dis place lit no... Read More

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


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ZIP CODES IN FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS
72903 72904 72901 72908 72916

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