Lowell, Arkansas

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Lowell, Arkansas

Introduction to Lowell, Arkansas

Lowell, Arkansas, in Benton county, is 13 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 104 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma.The city is in the Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers area. There are 5,013 residents in Lowell.

Lowell History

Bloomington is an old town and was located on Old Wire Road. In 1881, the railroad came about a mile west of the area. The residents of Bloomington began contemplating a move close to the railroad. A tornado in Bloomington helped them make the decision, and the settlement shifted near the tracks. This community was named Lowell.

Lowell and nearby Attractions

  • Lowell Historical Museum
  • Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Things To Do In Lowell

The Arkansas Air museum, Bella Vista Historical Museum, and Rogers Historical Museum can be visited while in the city. The Bentonville Public Library, Rogers Public Library, and Pleasant Grove Church are also worth visiting. There are several parks where one can enjoy a day out. In addition, the City of Lowell organizes several recreational events and special programs throughout the year.

Lowell Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

Lowell Higher Education

North West Arkansas Community College, University of Arkansas-Main Campus, Northeastern State University, and Missouri Southern State College are local institutes of higher education.

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High Points

Lowell strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Lowell People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Lowell Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Lowell Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Lowell Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Lowell College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Lowell Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Lowell, Arkansas

Comparing Lowell to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 10
Well-Paid Single Women 5 10
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 10
People Above Poverty 7 10
College Educated Adults 7 10
Median Family Income 7 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 4 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2
Public Transportation Use 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 1
Affordability of Rents 5 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 5
People Living Alone 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 8
Low Property Crime 4 4

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Lowell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Benton
Metro Area Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers
Standard Zip Codes 72745
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.255
Longitude -94.13

Lowell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 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 21.6 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 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
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Lowell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,013 100%
Male 2,550 50.9%
Female 2,463 49.1%
Under 18 1,440 28.7%
18+ 3,573 71.3%
65+ 256 5.1%
Median Age 28.6
Average Family Size 3.11
White 4,445 88.7%
African-American 39 0.8%
Asian 136 2.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 44 0.9%
Other 205 4.1%
Mixed Race 95 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 448 8.9%

Estimated Lowell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,042
Growth 2,029
Growth % 40.5%

Lowell Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 23.4%
German 19.2%
English 7.6%
Irish 7.6%
Italian 3%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Greek 0.9%
Austrian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Dutch West Indian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lowell 5,013 $55,944
Bethel Heights 714 $51,172
Cave Springs 1,103 $42,813
Elm Springs 1,044 $45,536
Rogers 38,829 $45,876
Springdale 45,798 $42,170
Tontitown 942 $47,589
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1. Fletcher, North Carolina 87.7   23% 10.1% 27.2% 21 $51,688 8.9% 6.4% 4,185 7.4% 42.8 0.4% 2.4
2. Evanston, Wyoming 86   23.8% 7.2% 17.6% 16 $47,220 8.7% 7.7% 11,507 11.7% 48.7 0.6% 1.7
3. St. Marys, Georgia 85.2   17.4% 5.2% 21.6% 21 $46,065 9.5% 25.4% 13,761 11.2% 44.3 0.7% 2.7
4. North Salt Lake, Utah 83.5   17.1% 7.7% 27.7% 22 $52,485 10.1% 7.4% 8,749 3.3% 51.2 0.5% 1.8
5. Post Falls, Idaho 83.4   20.3% 9.8% 15.9% 22 $42,758 9.1% 3.9% 17,247 9.4% 44.5 0.5% 2.2
6. Perry, Utah 82.8   12.5% 10.2% 26.9% 23 $57,857 9.7% 4.3% 2,383 2.2% 28.1 0.5% 1.3
7. Gillette, Wyoming 82.5   24.5% 6.1% 17.8% 18 $52,383 7.6% 4.5% 19,646 7.9% 51.8 0.9% 1.1
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