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ZIP Code 72901

Primary City:Fort Smith, AR (View All Cities)
County: Sebastian County
Timezone: Central (7:56am)
Area code: 479 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.36, -94.41
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 72901

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 72901. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 72901. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 72901, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Fort Smith, AR

Stats and Demographics for the 72901 ZIP Code

ZIP code 72901 is located in northwest Arkansas and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 72901 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 72901 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,591
Population Density 2,460 people per sq mi
Housing Units 10,306
Median Home Value $81,200
Land Area 8.78 sq mi
Water Area 0.51 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,874
Median Household Income $30,281

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 36


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58757641,639
5-97617421,503
10-147516601,411
15-196976481,345
20-248358071,642
25-299677911,758
30-348737531,626
35-397356831,418
40-447466811,427
45-498417551,596
50-548587561,614
55-596626411,303
60-64454514968
65-69325373698
70-74236290526
75-79181256437
80-84121229350
85 Plus110220330

Gender

 Male 11,028 51%
 Female 10,563 49%
Gender

Race

 White 15,514 71.9%
 Black Or African American 1,880 8.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 504 2.3%
 Asian 596 2.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 12 0.1%
 Other Race 2,190 10.1%
 Two Or More Races 895 4.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2485560645
25-344631,1351,598
35-445909091,499
45-549061,0641,970
55-648696191,488
65-74514318832
75-84413171584
85 Plus17484258

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,056 34%
 Single Guardian 1,855 21%
 Singles 3,275 37%
 Singles With Roommate 688 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,222 70%
 Households with Kids 2,652 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1176165341
2186163349
3183150333
4150133283
5158152310
6165142307
7168150318
8144151295
9126147273
10164139303
11158106264
12152153305
13151121272
14126141267
15121117238
16154123277
17131142273
18150129279
19141137278
20153154307

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 72901 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 72901 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 72901 real estate data, the median home value of $81,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 72901 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 72901 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 72901 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,742 96.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 417 1.9%
 Juvenile Facilities 47 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 109 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 276 1.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,486 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,528 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,860 47%
 Households Vacant 1,432 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 666 46.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 1.3%
 For Sale Only 158 11.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 93 6.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 65 4.5%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 431 30.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 222 4%
 1 Bedroom 1,950 38%
 2 Bedroom 1,646 32%
 3+ Bedroom 1,371 26%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $30,281 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 72901 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 72901 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 72901 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,087 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,554 20%
 No Earnings 6,881 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 7,087 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,554 20%
 No Earnings 6,881 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,594 91.7%
 Public transportation 154 1.6%
 Taxicab 136 1.5%
 Motorcycle 36 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 290 3.1%
 Worked at Home 158 1.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,781 24.5%
 High School Graduate 4,110 56.5%
 Associate's degree 355 4.9%
 Bachelor's degree 752 10.3%
 Master's degree 141 1.9%
 Professional school degree 101 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 34 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,756 77.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 252 5.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 833 17.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 72901

ZIP Code 72901 is in the Fort Smith School District. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 72901.

Ramsey Junior High School
3201 Jenny Lind Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Fort Smith School District
Ballman Elementary School
2601 South Q St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Smith School District
Carnall Elementary School
2524 South Tulsa St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Smith School District
Fairview Elementary School
2400 South Dallas
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Smith School District
Howard Elementary School
1301 North 8th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Smith School District
Tilles Elementary School
815 North 16th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Smith School District
Belle Point Alternative Center
1501 Dodson Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fort Smith School District
William O. Darby Junior High School
616 North 14th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Fort Smith School District
Northside High School
2301 North B St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fort Smith School District
St Boniface Catholic School
201 N 19th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Immaculate Conception Elementary School
223 S 14th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Christ the King Catholic School
1918 S Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Montessori School of Fort Smith
3908 Jenny Lind Rd
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
First Umc Weekday School
320 N 15th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Hobson Preschool & Kindergarten
116 N 12th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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