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Fort Smith is a city in Sebastian County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Gen. Thomas Smith.

The latitude of Fort Smith is 35.385N. The longitude is -94.398W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 440 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 81,562.


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Median household income
Local
$32,157
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Smith demographic reports
Fort Smith is near the Oklahoma border.
Site of fort established in 1817 to head off conflict between the Osage and the Cherokee, who had been forced here from their homeland in the East.

Outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker hid out at a local tourist court in 1933, after a car accident in which Bonnie was severely burned.

Nearby Camp Chaffee was a training camp for soldiers of World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Public transportation: Fort Smith Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 804. The number of murders and homicides was 12. The violent crime rate was 9.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Old Fort Days - May 28-June 2, 2007
  • Heritage Days Festival - May 26-27, 2007
  • Arkansas/Oklahoma State Fair - Sept. 21-29, 2007
  • Spring Festival - May 4-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Smith web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fort Smith Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Ben Geren Regional Park
Scenic roads: Talimena National Scenic Byway
Historic sites and museums: Fort Smith National Historic Site, Old Fort Museum, Miss Laura's Visitor Center, Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith Trolley Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Smith demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sebastian County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Smith area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Fort Smith residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Smith ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Smith was $18,994, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Fort Smith residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fort Smith include Belle Grove Historic District, West Garrison Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fort Smith, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $740.


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Libraries in Fort Smith include Dallas Street Branch Library, Fort Smith Public Library, Miller Branch Library, Windsor Drive Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fort Smith include Fort Smith Times Record

TV stations in Fort Smith include KFDF-CA, KFSM, KFTA, KHBS.

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Sebastian County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Smith political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Smith workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 28 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Smith between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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