Fort Smith, Arkansas

Population 87,437

Fort Smith is located in Sebastian County, AR. The population is 87,437, making Fort Smith the largest city in Sebastian County and the 2nd largest city in the state of Arkansas.

There are 20 public schools in Fort Smith with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Fort Smith is high , and there are 207 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Fort Smith is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Fort Smith property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Fort Smith include Upper Township, Lon Norris Township and Arkoma.

Fort Smith Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 17.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 62.2%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20%

Crime Rate

63.39% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 438
  • Violent Crimes: 980
  • Robbery: 102
  • Burglary: 922
  • Property Crime: 5
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Registered Offenders

30.51% Higher than national avg.
  • 207 offenders in Fort Smith
  • 23.67 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

593 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 4
  • Registered Polluters: 40
  • Superfunds: 22
  • Tanks & Spills: 527

Unemployment

Low 4.9%
  • Arkansas unemployment average: 5.3%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

20 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 20 K-12 public schools in Fort Smith, AR and 9 private schools. Homefacts rates Fort Smith's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

207 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$169,900 compared to April 2020
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    9.8%
  • Rented
    44.4%
  • Owned
    45.8%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

372 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Fort Smith, AR issued 372 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 372 permits, 166 were issued for single family homes and 206 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Fort Smith, AR issued 318 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 318 permits, 134 were issued for single family homes and 184 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $541
  • 1 Bedroom: $560
  • 2 Bedrooms: $737
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,015
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,188

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Environmental Hazards

593 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (235/248)
    Fort Smith, AR has 94.76% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Fort Smith, AR is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.47 Average
    Fort Smith, AR is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 40.32°
  • February 44.3°
  • March 56.53°
  • April 63.05°
  • May 70.86°
  • June 81.1°
  • July 85.07°
  • August 83.74°
  • September 74.55°
  • October 63°
  • November 53.42°
  • December 40.78°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Fort Smith, AR

Earthquakes
Fort Smith, AR has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Fort Smith, AR has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Fort Smith, AR has a very high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Fort Smith, AR has a high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Fort Smith, AR: $38,051

Unemployment

Unemployment in Fort Smith is 4.9%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 5.3% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 50.83%
White Collar - 49.17%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson
  • Sen. John Boozman
  • Sen. Tom Cotton

City Representatives

  • Steve Womack

Neighborhood Info

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