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Bentonville is a city in Benton County, in the Fayetteville-Springdale metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of MO.

The latitude of Bentonville is 36.372N. The longitude is -94.208W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,296 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,397.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$39,936
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bentonville demographic reports
Bentonville is in the Ozark Plateau.
Well-known residents have included:
· Louise Thaden, aviator
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Benton County Fair - Sept. 11-15, 2007
  • Ozark Balloon Festival - June 1-2, 2007
  • Bentonville Jazz Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bentonville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Bentonville attractions: Wal-Mart Visitors Center
Historic sites and museums: Peel Mansion
Colleges and universities: Northwest Arkansas Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Though other corporate titans have put down roots in the area -- chicken farmer John Tyson launched Tyson Foods here in the 1930s, and in 1961 trucker Johnnie Bryan Hunt started what would become J.B. Transport Services -- it's Wal-Mart that has become the cultural center around which the town revolves.
-- Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2006

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Bentonville residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bentonville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bentonville was $20,831, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Bentonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bentonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $860.


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Libraries in Bentonville include Bentonville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bentonville include Benton County Record

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bentonville workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bentonville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Bentonville include Best Western Bentonville Inn, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Comfort Inn Bentonville, Comfort Suites Bentonville, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn Suites Bentonville, Econo Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Sleep Inn ... More hotels.

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“ Though other corporate titans have put down roots in the area -- chicken farmer John Tyson launched Tyson Foods here in the 1930s, and in 1961 trucker Johnnie Bryan Hunt started what would become J.B. Transport Services -- it's Wal-Mart that has become the cultural center around which the town revolves. ”
~ Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2006

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