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Fort Smith City, Arkansas Housing Analysis

   (County: Sebastian County)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Fort Smith City, Arkansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 10,578

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,242

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 634

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,124

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,512

Renter-occupied housing units : 3,297

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,212

Renter-occupied housing units : 8,018


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Fort Smith City, Arkansas)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 1,942

Householder 35 to 44 years : 2,632

Householder 45 to 54 years : 3,094

Householder 55 to 59 years : 1,750

Householder 60 to 64 years : 1,014

Householder 65 to 74 years : 985

Householder 75 years and over : 521

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 123

Householder 35 to 44 years : 343

Householder 45 to 54 years : 844

Householder 55 to 59 years : 698

Householder 60 to 64 years : 688

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,339

Householder 75 years and over : 1,963


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Fort Smith City, Arkansas)

Less than 10.0 percent : 749

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 1,666

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 1,983

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 1,822

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 1,429

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 1,151

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 1,389

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 1,444

50.0 percent or more : 3,769

Not computed : 1,279


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Fort Smith City, Arkansas)

Built 2010 or later : $327,200

Built 2000 to 2009 : $176,900

Built 1990 to 1999 : $178,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $135,500

Built 1970 to 1979 : $111,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $87,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $82,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $67,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $82,600


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Fort Smith City, Arkansas: 62.2%

Percentage of Family Households in Arkansas: 67.6%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Fort Smith City, Arkansas

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 21.61%
  • Juvenile facilities : 3.83%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 30.67%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 23.32%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 20.57%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Fort Smith City, Arkansas

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 269 269 $37,724,722
  Two Family 21 42 $2,694,887
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 13 84 $3,255,000
  Total

303 395 $43,674,609
2000        
  Single Family 208 208 $27,363,584
  Two Family 34 68 $4,366,295
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $150,000
  Five or More Family 2 82 $2,150,000
  Total

245 362 $34,029,879
2001        
  Single Family 207 207 $29,582,068
  Two Family 26 52 $3,410,180
  Three and Four Family 3 11 $522,200
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

236 270 $33,514,448
2002        
  Single Family 224 224 $29,699,655
  Two Family 39 78 $4,678,900
  Three and Four Family 8 27 $2,130,000
  Five or More Family 2 223 $10,233,843
  Total

273 552 $46,742,398
2003        
  Single Family 158 158 $25,324,805
  Two Family 25 50 $3,038,000
  Three and Four Family 2 8 $345,000
  Five or More Family 7 76 $2,456,117
  Total

192 292 $31,163,922
2004        
  Single Family 190 190 $30,663,625
  Two Family 41 82 $5,772,795
  Three and Four Family 6 24 $990,000
  Five or More Family 5 106 $4,950,000
  Total

242 402 $42,376,420
2005        
  Single Family 260 260 $32,897,385
  Two Family 64 128 $7,861,900
  Three and Four Family 3 12 $850,000
  Five or More Family 5 56 $2,100,000
  Total

332 456 $43,709,285
2006        
  Single Family 226 226 $25,524,685
  Two Family 38 76 $4,791,150
  Three and Four Family 2 6 $200,000
  Five or More Family 1 16 $300,000
  Total

267 324 $30,815,835


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Fort Smith City, AR): $32,157
Median Household Income In 2000 (Arkansas): $32,182


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Fort Smith City): $72,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Arkansas): $67,400


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Fort Smith City): $424
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Arkansas): $453


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Fort Smith City, Arkansas

Utility Gas: 63.9%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.0%
Electricity: 34.8%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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