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The City of Bentonville is the 9th largest city in Arkansas with a population of 54,426 as of July 1, 2021. 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 36.3729 and longitude -94.2088 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bentonville 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 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 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of Benton County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bentonville: Osage.

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Bentonville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 54,426 (100%)
Population in Households 53,780 (98.8%)
Population in Families 44,083 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 646 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 1,612
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $85,111
Average Household Income $113,180
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $41,909
Wealth Index5 111


Total HU (Housing Units) 22,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,766 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,187 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,189 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $255,074
Average Home Value $291,714
Housing Affordability Index3 198


Total Households 19,953
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 13,472
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 3.92% 3.09%
Households 3.7% 3.0%
Families 3.5% 2.95%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
Owner Occupied HU   2.76%

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, 2021 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 Density # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 3 100th
Housing Affordability Index # 178 33rd
Per Capita Income # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 108 80th

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