Fort Smith employment information

IndexFort SmithArkansasNational
Income per capita$22,819$23,401$29,829
Median household income$35,956$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,550$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,785$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$27,328$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$19,610$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level26.1%18.8%15.1%
The Fort Smith, AR employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Fort Smith is $22,819, which is 2% lower than than the Arkansas average and 24% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,956, which is 15% lower than than the Arkansas average and 35% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Fort Smith is 3%, which is 31% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Fort Smith is 26% which is 73% higher than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$23,968$35,956$71,912
City
$28,221$42,336$84,672
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
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Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Fort Smith is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fort Smith is 35% 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 73% higher than the national average.

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      Fort Smith employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.7%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector25.4%1.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services17.1%17.1%
      Public administration2.2%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%1.7%
      Education, health & social services10.8%33.3%
      Other24.6%23.6%

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      Bonanza, AR599$51,5637%
      Cedarville, AR1,529$50,3339%
      Lavaca, AR2,592$49,69410%
      Fort Smith, AR87,712$35,95635%

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      Norwalk, CT87,930$80,89646%
      Deltona, FL87,387$43,44121%
      Fort Smith, AR87,712$35,95635%
      Source: The Fort Smith, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).