Fort Smith employment information

IndexFort SmithArkansasNational
Income per capita$23,452$22,595$28,555
Median household income$36,777$41,264$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,977$51,972$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,378$25,473$33,219
Median earnings male$27,766$31,010$36,116
Median earnings female$20,048$21,831$25,692
Unemployment rate4.0%5.0%5.8%
Poverty level25.9%19.2%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fort Smith is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fort Smith is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Smith is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fort Smith is 66% higher than the national average.

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Fort Smith median earnings by income bracket

Fort Smith employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.5%1.1%
Manufacturing sector26.2%0.9%
Financial & insurance services2.1%3.0%
Wholesale & retail services16.2%17.0%
Public administration3.4%2.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%2.2%
Education, health & social services11.5%35.8%
Other23.2%23.1%

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Lavaca, AR2,358$50,0007%
Cedarville, AR1,695$48,6699%
Greenwood, AR9,222$46,67313%
Liberty, OK274$45,45515%
Fort Smith, AR87,193$36,77731%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Norwalk, CT87,214$76,05142%
San Leandro, CA87,159$64,27920%
Newton, MA86,945$118,639122%
Chico, CA87,517$42,33421%
Greenville, NC87,546$35,22534%
Fort Smith, AR87,193$36,77731%
Source: The Fort Smith, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.