Zip Code 72916 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameFort Smith
Zip Code StateArkansas
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Sebastian
Area Code479
Current Population:7131
Racial Majority: 80.88%
Unemployment Rate:11.7%
Median Household Income$51715
Average Adjusted Gross Income$88210
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time18.9 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range495 - 574 ft.
Area28 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)35.27397919, -94.35909271

Zip Code 72916 Description

Zip Code 72916 is located in the state of Arkansas in the Fort Smith - Fayetteville metro area. Zip code 72916 is primarily located in Sebastian County. The official US Postal Service name for 72916 is FORT SMITH, Arkansas. Portions of zip code 72916 are contained within or border the city limits of Fort Smith, AR, Bonanza, AR, Barling, AR, and Pocola, OK. The area code for zip code 72916 is 479. 72916 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Arkansas.

The current unemployment level in 72916 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 72916 increased to 7131 from 5243 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 72916 is while the majority ethnicity attending 72916 public schools is . % of students in 72916 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 6072 80.88% 6097 +-0%
 Black Or African American 74 0.99% 139 -47%
 Hispanic 504 6.71% 217 +132%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 34 0.45% 104 -67%
 Asian 616 8.21% 435 +42%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 2 0% 2 -100%
 Two Or More Races 137 2.76% 137 +51%

Zip Code 72916 Race/Ethnicity

 White %
 Black Or African American %
 Hispanic %
 Asian %
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander %
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Zip Code 72916 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population71315243
Male Population50.10%
Female Population49.90%
Total Households2788
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$51715
Income Under $50K Per Year47.40%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year35.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year16.70%
72916 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Arkansas District 3Steve WomackRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Arkansas Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$203792
Average Real Estate Sale Price$177122
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 72916 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)27324048586771706250393150
Avg Max Temp (°F)48556473808793938575615172
Avg Precip (In.)2.432.664.054.045.434.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Fort Smith, AR-OK
CBSA Type72916
CBSA Population296957
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours
Mill Creek
Fianna Hills