Zip Code 72903 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFort Smith
Zip Code StateArkansas
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Sebastian
Area Code479
Current Population:26148
Racial Majority: 76.31%
Public School Racial Majority:White 58.1%
Unemployment Rate:11.7%
Median Household Income$50667
Average Adjusted Gross Income$64240
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time14.5 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range410 - 495 ft.
Area18 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.35765839, -94.35614777

Zip Code 72903 Description

Zip Code 72903 is located in the state of Arkansas in the Fort Smith - Fayetteville metro area. Zip code 72903 is primarily located in Sebastian County. The official US Postal Service name for 72903 is FORT SMITH, Arkansas. Portions of zip code 72903 are contained within or border the city limits of Fort Smith, AR, Barling, AR, . The area code for zip code 72903 is 479. 72903 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Arkansas.

The current unemployment level in 72903 is 11.7% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 10.3% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 72903 increased to 26148 from 23886 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 72903 is while the majority ethnicity attending 72903 public schools is White. 53.4% of students in 72903 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 20479 76.31% 19996 +2%
 Black Or African American 1681 6.26% 1536 +9%
 Hispanic 2009 7.49% 2503 -20%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 275 1.02% 412 -33%
 Asian 1327 4.94% 909 +46%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 14 -100%
 Other Race 21 0.02% 21 -71%
 Two Or More Races 757 3.95% 757 +40%

Zip Code 72903 Race/Ethnicity

 White 58.1%
 Black Or African American 7.9%
 Hispanic 18.6%
 Asian 6.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1.2%
 Two or More Races 7.4%

Zip Code 72903 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2614823886
Male Population47.50%
Female Population52.50%
Total Households11255
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$50667
Income Under $50K Per Year49.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year30.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year19.90%
72903 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Arkansas District 3Steve WomackRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$219278
Average Real Estate Sale Price$159115
Current Unemployment Level 11.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.0%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 37d - Arkansas Valley Plains
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 1 - 10

Zip Code 72903 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)27324149586771706350393150
Avg Max Temp (°F)48556473808893938575615172
Avg Precip (In.)2.392.6243.985.374.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Fort Smith, AR-OK
CBSA Type72903
CBSA Population296957
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours