Demographics


Benton County has become a leading retail center for Northwest Arkansas as well as Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri. The Bentonville/Bella Vista community is business friendly and supports strategic, planned economic growth. The current unemployment rate for Benton County, (Dec. 2010), is 6.1 percent, and many of its major employers include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., county and city governments, school districts, JB Hunt, Tyson Foods, retail stores and the healthcare industry.

                                                    POPULATION

Year 1990 2000 2010
Bentonville

11,257

19,730

35,301
Bella Vista

9,083

16,582

26,461

Benton County

97,499

153,406

221,339

MSA

210,908

311,121

463,204

State

2,395,000

2,673,400

2,915,918


The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR/MO MSA consists of Benton, Madison and Washington Counties in Arkansas and McDonald County in Missouri.

Bentonville                                                      Bella Vista
Elevation: 1280 feet                                          Elevation 1,033 feet
County: Benton                                                   County: Benton
Land area: 21.2 square miles                         Land area: 66.4 square miles
Zip codes: 72712, 72716                                Zip codes: 72714-72715
Median resident age: 30.8 years                  Median resident age: 61.2
Median household income: $49,662         Median household income: $55,170
Median house value: $165,015                    Median house value: $157,105



Bentonville, the County Seat for Benton County is the home of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Benton County remains one of the fastest growing counties in the USA.

Our labor shed area covers a 30-mile radius and includes Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties in Arkansas; Barry, McDonald and Newton counties in Missouri; Adair and Delaware counties in Oklahoma. According to the 2010 Census there are 648,531 persons residing within the recruiting area with 382,562 over the age of 18.

The updated 2010 population numbers shows that Benton County’s population is 221,339, up from 153,406 in 2000, a 44.1% increase!

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