Sebastian County

Sebastian County, Arkansas

35 S 6th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: (479) 782-5065
Fax: (479) 784-1567

On western border of AR; organized Jan 6, 1851 from Crawford County. Name Origin: For William King Sebastian (1812-65), jurist and U.S. senator from AR (1846-61)

Area (sq mi):: 546.04 (land 536.24; water 9.79) Population per square mile: 221.40
Population 2005: 118,750 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 3.20%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 115,071 (White 80.00%; Black or African American 6.20%; Hispanic or Latino 6.70%; Asian 3.50%; Other 8.00%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,424; median household $33,889; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,303-$28,149
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 19.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fort Smith County seat (81,849)

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    Member-at-Large: Scott Stubblefield, County Administrator, Sebastian County, 479-431-8514
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    In 2001, Sebastian County voters agreed to repeal the property tax supporting Westark and, in turn, they adopted a 0.25 percent sales and use 'tax for the four-year university.
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    He is a past president of the Fort Smith Rotary Club, Sebastian County Bar Association, United Way of Fort Smith Area Inc., Arkansas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and W.B.
    In November, Loren Janes of Fort Smith and his company, Janes Inc., landed a $613,000 judgment against Moates in Sebastian County Circuit Court, which included interest and $300,000 in punitive damages.