StatisticFort SmithArkansasNational
Population density (sq mi)1,3895891
Median age35.637.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%42%43%
Speak English79%93%79%
Speak Spanish14%5%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Fort Smith is 2294% higher than Arkansas
  • The median age in Fort Smith is 6% lower than Arkansas
  • In Fort Smith 73.22% of the population is White
  • In Fort Smith 9.38% of the population is Black
  • In Fort Smith 5.96% of the population is Asian

Compare Fort Smith, AR Demographics


      Fort Smith population breakdown by race

      RaceFort SmithArkansasNational
      American Indian1.23%0.63%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.07%0.23%0.18%
      Mixed race4.73%2.23%3.06%
      Other race5.40%2.28%4.75%
      In Fort Smith, 18.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Fort Smith age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Fort Smith, AR demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).