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By the Numbers

50.35 square miles
Size of the city of Fort Smith

83,461
Approximate population of the city of Fort Smith

1,805.8 square miles
Size of the five-county Fort Smith Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties in Arkansas and Le Flore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma

284,404
Approximate population of the Fort Smith MSA

6
Number of counties in the Greater Fort Smith Region: Crawford, Franklin, Logan and Sebastian in Arkansas and Le Flore and Sequoyah in Oklahoma

306,890
Approximate population of the Greater Fort Smith Region

1
Fort Smith’s ranking among the top cities to live in based on cost of living according to Forbes magazine

6
Fort Smith’s ranking among the top cities to do business in based on costs according to Forbes magazine

34.5
Median age in Fort Smith

$46,459
Estimated median income compared to $48,271 for the United States

$51,351
Average household income for Fort Smith

$162,000
Average price for a 1,800-square-foot home compared to the national average of $313,000

1
Fort Smith’s ranking among CNN’s best places for affordable homes

28 percent below
The cost of housing in Fort Smith compared to the national average

11 percent below
The cost of living in Fort Smith compared to the national average

12 percent
Population 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree

6 percent
Population 25 and older with a graduate or professional degree

14.2 minutes
Average commute time in Fort Smith compared to the national average of 25.1 minutes

72 degrees Fahrenheit
Average high temperature in Fort Smith

49 degrees Fahrenheit
Average low temperature in Fort Smith

Sources: Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Money magazine

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