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The Town of Bella Vista had a population of 28,628 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bella Vista is located at latitude 36.4685 and longitude -94.2734 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bella Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.26 sq. miles and a water area of 1.63 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

The Town of Bella Vista (GNIS ID: 2405233) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Bella Vista is located within Township 10, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bella Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bella Vista: Bella Vista Village.

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Bella Vista, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,628
Population in Households 28,516
Population in Familes 24,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density1 647
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 12,596
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 9,069
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,774 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,822 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,655 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $169,846
Average Home Value $199,058


Median Household Income $59,276
Average Household Income $78,591
Per Capita Income $34,220
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.27% 1.67%
Households 1.15% 1.59%
Families 1.02% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bella Vista, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bella Vista to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 97th
Population Density1 # 185 66th
Diversity Index2 # 396 27th
Median Household Income # 16 97th
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

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