Fort Smith, AR Demographics

The total population of Fort Smith is estimated to be 89,315 with 44,101 males (49.38%) and 45,214 females (50.62%). There are 1,113 more females than males in Fort Smith.
The median household income in Fort Smith was $51,919 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 664(1.30%) from $51,255 in 2020. This income is 69.59% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Fort Smith sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $54,979. Overall, the median household income for the city of Fort Smith stands at $47,669.
In Fort Smith, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $30,582 for males and $29,220 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $48,996 for males and $39,298 for females.
In Fort Smith, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $51,569, while American Indian and Alaska Native households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $16,608.
In 2022, the population of Fort Smith was 89,992, a 0.49% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Fort Smith's population was 89,557, an increase of 0.46% compared to a population of 89,147 in 2020.
The median age in Fort Smith, AR is 37.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.69% were under the age of 15, 20.50% aged 15 to 29, 44.76% aged 30 to 64, 13.02% aged 65 to 84, and 2.03% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Fort Smith population: 62.98% are White, 8.39% are Black or African American, 1.19% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.87% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 13.08% are some other race and 8.47% are multiracial.