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The Fort Smith Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a five-county area including three Arkansas counties and two Oklahoma counties, and anchored by the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas. The total MSA population in 2000 was 273,170 people, estimated by the Bureau to have grown to 289,693 people by 2007. [1]

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Other major cities located within the area include the Arkansas cities of Van Buren and Ozark and the Oklahoma cities of Poteau and Sallisaw. It is directly positioned under Crawford County in the western part of Arkansas.

Van Buren, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Van Buren is the second largest city in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area and the county seat of Crawford County, Arkansas, United States. The city is located directly northeast of Fort Smith at the Interstate 40 - Interstate 540 junction. The city was incorporated in 1845 and as of the 2010 census had a population of 22,791, ranking it as the state's 22nd largest city, behind Searcy.

Ozark, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Ozark is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States and one of the county's two seats of government. The community is located along the Arkansas River in the Arkansas River Valley on the southern edge of the Ozark Mountains. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 3,684.

Poteau, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, United States

Poteau is a city in, and county seat of, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 8,520 as of the 2010 census.

Counties

Constituent counties of the MSA include:

Arkansas

Oklahoma

Communities

Communities are categorized based on their populations in the 2000 U.S. Census.

Places with more than 75,000 inhabitants

Places with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

Alma, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Alma is a city in Crawford County, Arkansas, United States. It is located within the Arkansas River Valley at the edge of the Ozark Mountains; the city is the sixth largest in the Fort Smith metropolitan area. The population was 5,419 at the 2010 Census. The city is located at the intersection of Interstates 40 and 49.

Arkoma, Oklahoma Town in Oklahoma, United States

Arkoma is a town in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,989 at the 2010 census, a decline from 2,180 in 2000. The name of the town is a portmanteau of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Throughout its history, Arkoma has served as a "bedroom community" because many residents commuted to work in Fort Smith.

Barling, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Barling is a city in Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 Census the population was 4,649. According to the 2005 US Census Bureau estimate, the population of Barling was 4,367, ranking it eighth in the Greater Fort Smith Area. Barling was incorporated in 1956.

Places with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants

Bonanza, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Bonanza is a city in Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 Census, the population of Bonanza was 575. According to the 2005 US Census Bureau estimates, the population of Bonanza was 544. Bonanza began as a coal mining town of the Central Coal and Coke company.

Brent, Oklahoma CDP in Oklahoma, United States

Brent is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States, south of Sallisaw. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 504 at the 2000 census.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Places with fewer than 500 inhabitants

Akins, Oklahoma CDP in Oklahoma, United States

Akins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 493 at the 2010 census, an increase of 9.8 percent from 449 at the 2000 census.

Altus, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Altus is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States. Located within the Arkansas River Valley at the edge of the Ozark Mountains, the city is within the Fort Smith metropolitan area. The epicenter of the Altus American Viticultural Area (AVA) within Arkansas Wine Country, the city is home to four wineries. Although founded as a coal mining community, the wine industry has driven the Altus economy since the first vineyards were planted in 1872. The population was 758 at the 2010 census, down from 817 at the 2000 census.

Belfonte, Oklahoma CDP in Oklahoma, United States

Belfonte is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 426 at the 2000 census.

Unincorporated places

Big Cedar is an unincorporated community in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, in the United States. It is the Eastern end of the Ouachita National Forest Road.

Dora is an unincorporated community in Crawford County in the western part of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is located approximately three miles west of Van Buren on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border along Interstate 40. The community is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. Dora shares its ZIP code (72956) and other municipal services with Van Buren.

Hodgen, Oklahoma Unincorporated community in Oklahoma, United States

Hodgen is a small, unincorporated community in Le Flore County, Oklahoma, United States. The post office was established on April 25, 1910.

Largest cities in the MSA

City County State Population
(2007 est.) [2] [3]
Fort Smith Sebastian Arkansas 84,375
Van Buren Crawford Arkansas 22,001
Sallisaw Sequoyah Oklahoma 8,740
Greenwood Sebastian Arkansas 8,482
Poteau Le Flore Oklahoma 8,246
Alma Crawford Arkansas 4,948
Barling Sebastian Arkansas 4,439
Pocola Le Flore Oklahoma 4,435
Ozark Franklin Arkansas 3,557
Heavener Le Flore Oklahoma 3,265
Roland Sequoyah Oklahoma 3,258
Muldrow Sequoyah Oklahoma 3,168
Charleston Franklin Arkansas 3,007
Spiro Le Flore Oklahoma 2,316
Arkoma Le Flore Oklahoma 2,181

Demographics

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 273,170 people, 104,506 households, and 75,005 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 82.78% White, 3.46% African American, 5.80% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.26% from other races, and 3.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.54% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $30,500, and the median income for a family was $35,902. Males had a median income of $28,074 versus $20,182 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $15,039.

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