Fort Smith Metro Area, Arkansas 

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Population

280,241

28% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$38,833

Avg. Home Price

$99,100

United States / Arkansas / Fort Smith Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Fort Smith Metro Area, Arkansas

Mid-sized city - Extreme western Arkansas at Oklahoma border in Arkansas River Valley
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: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Arkansas
County: Sebastian, Crawford, 2 total
Metro Area: Fort Smith Metro Area
City: Fort Smith, Van Buren, 19 total
Zip Codes: 72956, 72903, 72901, 72904, 72936, 72921, 72908, 72916, 72941, 72947, 22 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 463 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Smith Metro Area is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Smith Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.37%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Smith Metro Area's cost of living is 18.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Fort Smith Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Fort Smith Metro Area's population is 280,241 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.86%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fort Smith Metro Area is $99,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.54%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Fort Smith Metro Area public schools spend $9,304 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Fort Smith Metro Area. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Fort Smith

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ZIP CODES IN FORT SMITH METRO AREA, ARKANSAS
72956, 72903, 72901, 72904, 72936, 72921, 72908, 72916, 72941, 72947, 22 total