Sebastian County is located in northwest Arkansas. The County Seat is Fort Smith and the largest city is Fort Smith. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sebastiancountyar.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 126,776 and the 2010 census population was 125,744. The land area is 531.91 square miles and there are 236.4 persons per square mile.
83% of the population is White, 6.7% is Black or African American, 13.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% is Asian, 2.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.3% is two or more races. 82.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $114,500, there are 49,294 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,222, the median household income is $40,471, and 21.2% of the persons in Sebastian County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,763. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,825,534, and sales per capita were $14,995. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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