Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith is Arkansas’ second largest city, boasting a population of 87,650, as of 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, lies along the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, where it is bisected by the Arkansas River. The city is sandwiched between two national forests – the Ouachita, and the Ozark. The city’s natural beauty makes it an ideal place for nature lovers to live or visit. This vibrant city that thinks of itself as the gateway to the west, is an ideal and very restful location for anyone in need of peace and tranquility to help them recover in a rehabilitation center.

Weather Report

Fort Smith is fortunate to have a temperate climate, where winters are typically mild, with an average annual snow fall of less than seven inches. Summers are hot and humid, and the city and surrounding area is fortunate to enjoy over 200 sunny days each year. It lies at an elevation of 440 feet, which is not enough to cause significant temperature changes.

Airport Information

The city is served by the Fort Smith Regional Airport. The airport is served by Delta and American Airlines, with connections to and from Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport, and Dallas’ DFW Airport. When visitors get to the city, they can rent a car from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, or Hertz. All have agents to assist customers in the main terminal. Alternatively, Razorback Cab picks up and drops off passengers at the airport.

Lodging In Fort Smith

Just north of the airport and along I-540, Rogers Avenue, S. 74th Street, and Phoenix Avenue, there is a Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Three Corners, Homewood Suites, La Quinta, Residence Inn and Aspen Hotels and Suites and many other hotels and motels.


Fort Smith is the largest manufacturing hub in Arkansas. There are companies that make composite building products, wood products, air conditioning products (Rheem Air conditioning,) other appliances, including Whirlpool. Weyerhauser and Gerber Food are also located in Fort Smith.

There are several hospitals, the University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus, and Webster and John Brown Universities. There are service jobs at hotels, retail jobs at shopping centers, and food service jobs at restaurants and fast food establishments.

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