Introduction to Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville, Arkansas, in Benton county, is 21 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 100 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is located in the Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers metropolitan area. About 19,730 people live in Bentonville.

Bentonville History

Bentonville is the county seat of Benton County, which was founded on September 30, 1836. With the establishment of Wal-Mart, the country's largest company, the city's Jewish community became significant, and the city's population increased significantly. Bentonville is home to the headquarters of Wal-Mart and is the 11th largest city in the state.

Bentonville and nearby Attractions

  • Bentonville Public Library
  • Peel Mansion & Historical Gardens
  • First Baptist Church of Bentonville
  • Benton County Fairgrounds
  • Midtown Shopping Center

Things To Do In Bentonville

The city of Bentonville is home to popular tourist attractions such as Peel Mansion and Historical Gardens and Wal-Mart. Tourists can visit the First Baptist Church of Bentonville and Haven of Rest Tabernacle. Shopping can be enjoyed at Dillon Shopping Center and Midtown Shopping Center. Tourists can also visit the Bentonville Public Library for reading and research. One can also enjoy their leisure time at the several parks in Bentonville including Benton County Fairgrounds, Park Spring Park, and Ford Park.

Bentonville Transportation

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is the nearest air transportation facility to Bentonville.

Bentonville Higher Education

The higher education institutes in Bentonville are the Arkansas School of Real Estate and Northwest Arkansas Community College. There are other institutes of higher education that can be attended by Bentonville residents including Missouri Southern State College, University of Arkansas main campus, and Northeastern State University.


Total Population 38,572
Male Share of the Population 51.4%
Female Share of the Population 48.6%
Senior Citizens 6.7%
Employed Population 16+ 18,844
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.4%
Median Earnings25+ $47,686
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,275
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,827


Median Family Income $84,401
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $770
Median House Value $167,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 8%

Bentonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Benton
Metro Area Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers
Standard Zip Codes 72712
Company Zip Codes 72716
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.372
Longitude -94.208

Bentonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avoca 727 $59,306
Cave Springs 2,230 $89,659
Centerton 10,278 $63,715
Elm Springs 1,455 $86,250
Pea Ridge 4,956 $56,714
Rogers 58,944 $59,422

Bentonville Public Libraries

Bentonville Public Library
Bentonville, Arkansas
(479) 271-3194

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Bentonville Hospitals

(479) 553-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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