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Fort Smith, AR
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Living in Fort Smith

Fort Smith is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 89,992 people and 23 associated neighborhoods, Fort Smith is the third largest community in Arkansas.

One of the benefits of Fort Smith is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.00 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Fort Smith overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fort Smith, 24.93% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Smith in 2018 was $32,809, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,236 for a family of four. However, Fort Smith contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Smith is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Smith home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Smith residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Smith also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Smith include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Fort Smith is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.