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Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area


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2022 population: 247,072   ( 33,395 from 2010)
Land area: 2409.0 square miles
Population density: 102.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:177,189 71.72% 15.6%
Black:10,3094.17% 0.3%
Indian:12,9285.23% 29.1%
Asian:7,5963.07% 17.1%
2+ races:10,2324.14% 10.1%
Hispanic:28,81811.66% 19.6%
Total non-White:69,88328.28% 1.1%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:6,604 13.5
Deaths:7,74015.8
Net Migration: 3,3336.8
Net Immigration: 4460.9
Change in White population:-32,642 -11.6
Change in Non-White pop.:-753 -0.3



Historical Presidential Election Results for Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 50% Donald Trump* (R) 67,595 72.1% Joe Biden (D) 23,781 25.4% 2,370 [+] 2.5% 93,746 25 0.06%
2016 48% Donald Trump (R) 61,740 69.9% Hillary Clinton (D) 21,225 24.0% 5,329 [+] 6.0% 88,294 24 0.06%
2012 46% Mitt Romney (R) 58,523 69.5% Barack Obama* (D) 23,892 28.4% 1,849 [+] 2.2% 84,264 22 0.07%
2008 47% John McCain (R) 57,202 68.0% Barack Obama (D) 25,234 30.0% 1,703 [+] 2.0% 84,139 22 0.06%
2004 50% George W. Bush* (R) 53,740 62.0% John Kerry (D) 32,161 37.1% 775 [+] 0.9% 86,676 11 0.07%
2000 46% George W. Bush (R) 44,178 58.0% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 29,942 39.3% 2,058 [+] 2.7% 76,178 10 0.07%
1996 45% Bill Clinton* (D) 31,197 44.9% Robert Dole (R) 30,643 44.1% 7,632 [+] 11.0% 69,472 3 0.07%
1992 53% Bill Clinton (D) 32,535 42.7% George Bush* (R) 31,119 40.9% 12,462 [+] 16.4% 76,116 3 0.07%
1988 47% George Bush (R) 42,816 66.8% Michael Dukakis (D) 20,675 32.3% 591 [+] 0.9% 64,082 13 0.07%
1984 52% Ronald Reagan* (R) 48,570 71.8% Walter Mondale (D) 18,360 27.1% 731 1.1% 67,661 13 0.07%
1980 54% Ronald Reagan (R) 41,380 61.3% Jimmy Carter* (D) 21,788 32.3% 4,282 [+] 6.3% 67,450 11 0.08%
1976 48% Jimmy Carter (D) 31,290 52.4% Gerald Ford* (R) 28,346 47.4% 107 [+] 0.2% 59,743 -1 0.07%
1972 48% Richard Nixon* (R) 42,713 79.0% George McGovern (D) 11,061 20.4% 320 [+] 0.6% 54,094 18 0.07%
1968 51% Richard Nixon (R) 18,926 40.8% George Wallace (AIP) 15,835 34.1% 11,665 [+] 25.1% 46,426 -3 0.06%
1964 49% Barry Goldwater (R) 20,830 49.8% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 20,825 49.8% 138 0.3% 41,793 11 0.06%
1960 47% Richard Nixon (R) 20,610 55.5% John Kennedy (D) 16,123 43.4% 425 1.1% 37,158 6 0.05%
1956 42% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 17,791 53.4% Adlai Stevenson (D) 15,386 46.1% 168 0.5% 33,345 -4 0.05%
1952 41% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 17,399 51.9% Adlai Stevenson (D) 16,113 48.0% 43 0.1% 33,555 -3 0.05%
1948 25% Harry Truman* (D) 12,845 62.9% Thomas Dewey (R) 6,398 31.3% 1,175 [+] 5.8% 20,418 -14 0.04%
1944 24% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,469 61.0% Thomas Dewey (R) 7,943 38.8% 36 0.2% 20,448 -7 0.04%
1940 23% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,900 65.3% Wendell Willkie (R) 6,781 34.3% 86 0.4% 19,767 -10 0.04%
1936 23% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,673 72.3% Alf Landon (R) 4,812 27.5% 44 [+] 0.3% 17,529 -9 0.04%
1932 26% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 14,499 76.9% Herbert Hoover* (R) 4,185 22.2% 172 [+] 0.9% 18,856 -17 0.05%
1928 26% Herbert Hoover (R) 9,094 50.3% Al Smith (D) 8,950 49.5% 49 [+] 0.3% 18,093 -8 0.05%
1924 24% John Davis (D) 9,210 53.8% Calvin Coolidge (R) 6,278 36.7% 1,619 [+] 9.5% 17,107 -17 0.06%
1920 26% James Cox (D) 9,720 50.7% Warren Harding (R) 8,953 46.7% 516 [+] 2.7% 19,189 -14 0.07%
1916 20% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 8,652 61.3% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 4,326 30.6% 1,140 [+] 8.1% 14,118 -15 0.08%
1912 16% Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,894 55.9% William Taft* (R) 2,294 21.8% 2,355 [+] 22.3% 10,543 -1 0.07%
1908 27% William J. Bryan (D) 7,643 52.1% William Taft (R) 5,980 40.8% 1,041 [+] 7.1% 14,664 -11 0.10%
1904 17% Alton Parker (D) 3,488 50.8% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,788 40.6% 590 [+] 8.6% 6,866 -16 0.05%
1900 28% William J. Bryan (D) 4,910 65.4% William McKinley* (R) 2,509 33.4% 91 [+] 1.2% 7,510 -18 0.05%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 23,781 25.4%
Donald Trump* (R) 67,595 72.1%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 1,297 1.4%
Other 1,073 1.1%
TOTAL 93,746
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 25


2016 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 21,225 24.0%
Donald Trump (R) 61,740 69.9%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 2,876 3.3%
Jill Stein (Grn) 688 0.8%
Evan McMullin (I) 884 1.0%
Other 881 1.0%
TOTAL 88,294
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 24


2012 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 23,892 28.4%
Mitt Romney (R) 58,523 69.5%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 1,130 1.3%
Other 719 0.9%
TOTAL 84,264
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 22


2008 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 25,234 30.0%
John McCain (R) 57,202 68.0%
Ralph Nader (I) 889 1.1%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 284 0.3%
Other 530 0.6%
TOTAL 84,139
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 22


2004 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 53,740 62.0%
John Kerry (D) 32,161 37.1%
Ralph Nader (I) 422 0.5%
Other 353 0.4%
TOTAL 86,676
Turnout: 50% Diff (US): 11


2000 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 44,178 58.0%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 29,942 39.3%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 826 1.1%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 821 1.1%
Other 411 0.5%
TOTAL 76,178
Turnout: 46% Diff (US): 10


1996 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 31,197 44.9%
Robert Dole (R) 30,643 44.1%
Ross Perot (Ref) 6,881 9.9%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 171 0.2%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 222 0.3%
Other 358 0.5%
TOTAL 69,472
Turnout: 45% Diff (US): 3


1992 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 32,535 42.7%
George Bush* (R) 31,119 40.9%
Ross Perot (I) 11,938 15.7%
Other 524 0.7%
TOTAL 76,116
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): 3


1988 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 42,816 66.8%
Michael Dukakis (D) 20,675 32.3%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 240 0.4%
Other 351 0.5%
TOTAL 64,082
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 13


1984 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 48,570 71.8%
Walter Mondale (D) 18,360 27.1%
Other 731 1.1%
TOTAL 67,661
Turnout: 52% Diff (US): 13


1980 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 41,380 61.3%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 21,788 32.3%
John Anderson (I) 1,643 2.4%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 1,192 1.8%
Other 1,447 2.1%
TOTAL 67,450
Turnout: 54% Diff (US): 11


1976 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 31,290 52.4%
Gerald Ford* (R) 28,346 47.4%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 73 0.1%
Other 34 0.1%
TOTAL 59,743
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): -1


1972 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 42,713 79.0%
George McGovern (D) 11,061 20.4%
John Schmitz (Amer) 320 0.6%
TOTAL 54,094
Turnout: 48% Diff (US): 18


1968 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 18,926 40.8%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 11,665 25.1%
George Wallace (AIP) 15,835 34.1%
TOTAL 46,426
Turnout: 51% Diff (US): -3


1964 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 20,825 49.8%
Barry Goldwater (R) 20,830 49.8%
Other 138 0.3%
TOTAL 41,793
Turnout: 49% Diff (US): 11


1960 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 16,123 43.4%
Richard Nixon (R) 20,610 55.5%
Other 425 1.1%
TOTAL 37,158
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 6


1956 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 17,791 53.4%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 15,386 46.1%
Other 168 0.5%
TOTAL 33,345
Turnout: 42% Diff (US): -4


1952 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 17,399 51.9%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 16,113 48.0%
Other 43 0.1%
TOTAL 33,555
Turnout: 41% Diff (US): -3


1948 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 12,845 62.9%
Thomas Dewey (R) 6,398 31.3%
Strom Thurmond (StsRts) 1,062 5.2%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 48 0.2%
Other 65 0.3%
TOTAL 20,418
Turnout: 25% Diff (US): -14


1944 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,469 61.0%
Thomas Dewey (R) 7,943 38.8%
Other 36 0.2%
TOTAL 20,448
Turnout: 24% Diff (US): -7


1940 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,900 65.3%
Wendell Willkie (R) 6,781 34.3%
Other 86 0.4%
TOTAL 19,767
Turnout: 23% Diff (US): -10


1936 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 12,673 72.3%
Alf Landon (R) 4,812 27.5%
Other 44 0.3%
TOTAL 17,529
Turnout: 23% Diff (US): -9


1932 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 14,499 76.9%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 4,185 22.2%
Other 172 0.9%
TOTAL 18,856
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): -17


1928 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 9,094 50.3%
Al Smith (D) 8,950 49.5%
Other 49 0.3%
TOTAL 18,093
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): -8


1924 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 6,278 36.7%
John Davis (D) 9,210 53.8%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 1,619 9.5%
TOTAL 17,107
Turnout: 24% Diff (US): -17


1920 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 8,953 46.7%
James Cox (D) 9,720 50.7%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 516 2.7%
TOTAL 19,189
Turnout: 26% Diff (US): -14


1916 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 8,652 61.3%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 4,326 30.6%
Other 1,140 8.1%
TOTAL 14,118
Turnout: 20% Diff (US): -15


1912 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 5,894 55.9%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 1,365 12.9%
William Taft* (R) 2,294 21.8%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 903 8.6%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 87 0.8%
TOTAL 10,543
Turnout: 16% Diff (US): -1


1908 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 5,980 40.8%
William J. Bryan (D) 7,643 52.1%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 806 5.5%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 51 0.3%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 9 0.1%
Other 175 1.2%
TOTAL 14,664
Turnout: 27% Diff (US): -11


1904 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 2,788 40.6%
Alton Parker (D) 3,488 50.8%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 309 4.5%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 125 1.8%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 156 2.3%
TOTAL 6,866
Turnout: 17% Diff (US): -16


1900 President, Fort Smith, AR-OK Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 2,509 33.4%
William J. Bryan (D) 4,910 65.4%
John Woolley (Proh) 29 0.4%
Other 62 0.8%
TOTAL 7,510
Turnout: 28% Diff (US): -18
* incumbent