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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.
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.
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.
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.
19% of Fort Smith residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Fort Smith include Belle Grove Historic District, West Garrison Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fort Smith, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $339. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $740.
Libraries in Fort Smith include Dallas Street Branch Library, Fort Smith Public Library, Miller Branch Library, Windsor Drive Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Smith include Fort Smith Times Record
TV stations in Fort Smith include KFDF-CA, KFSM, KFTA, KHBS.
Sebastian County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Smith political report.
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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