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Bentonville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bentonville is the 9th largest city in Arkansas with a population of 44,895 as of July 1, 2017. Bentonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bentonville is located at latitude 36.3582 and longitude -94.2291 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bentonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The City of Bentonville (GNIS ID: 2403857) 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 City of Bentonville is located within Township 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bentonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bentonville: Osage.

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Bentonville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 44,895
Population in Households 44,618
Population in Familes 36,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 277
Population Density1 1,427
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 16,843
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 11,499
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,512 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,331 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,727 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $188,070
Average Home Value $230,233


Median Household Income $62,989
Average Household Income $87,714
Per Capita Income $33,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.37% 2.72%
Households 3.36% 2.71%
Families 3.22% 2.61%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

Bentonville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bentonville to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 9 99th
Population Density1 # 20 96th
Diversity Index2 # 135 75th
Median Household Income # 10 98th
Per Capita Income # 15 97th

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