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Benton County, AR
The county was named for U.S. Sen. Thomas Hart Benton

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The county is in the Fayetteville-Springdale metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 179,756. This was an increase of  17.18% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$40,281
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Benton County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Benton County was $26,789. This was an increase of 22.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 87% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Bentonville
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 5 in production of poultry
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s

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18% of Benton County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Benton County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Benton County include Alpine Cemetery (historical), Armstrong Cemetery, Austin Cemetery, Banks Cemetery, Baptist Cemetery, Barron Cemetery, Bayless Cemetery, Beavers Cemetery, Bella Vista Cemetery, Benton County Memorial Gardens ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Benton County include Avoca, Bella Vista, Bentonville, Bethel Heights, Cave Springs, Centerton, Cherokee City, Decatur, Elkhorn Tavern, Garfield ... View communities

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Colleges in Benton County include John Brown University, Northwest Arkansas Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Benton County include Bentonville Schools District, Decatur Schools District, Gentry Schools District, Gravette Schools District, Pea Ridge Schools District, Rogers Schools District, Siloam Springs Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Benton County include Bella Vista Public Library, Bentonville Public Library, Rogers Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Benton County include Bella Vista Weekly Vista, Benton County Record ... View newspapers

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Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Benton County political report.

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Hotels in Benton County include Best Value Inn & Suites, Best Western Bentonville Inn, Candlewood Suites, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Comfort Inn Bentonville, Comfort Suites Bentonville, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn Suites Bentonville, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn Rogers ... More hotels

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