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Overview

Introduction to Rogers, Arkansas

Rogers, Arkansas, in Benton county, is 18 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 105 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is in the Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers area. There are 38,829 residents in Rogers.

Rogers History

Rogers was named after C. W. Rogers, vice president and general manager of the Frisco Railroad. It was founded as a stop on the Frisco and St. Louis Railroad. It grew as a trade center for the surrounding rural area. The city was incorporated on June 6, 1881. Agriculture was important to Rogers even after World War II. It now has many retail centers and important plants.

Rogers and nearby Attractions

  • Rogers Historical Museum
  • Daisy Airgun Museum
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park

Things To Do In Rogers

The Eureka Springs is one of the city's major attractions. The Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway provides a ride through the hills of Ozark. One can visit the Wal-Mart Visitors Center while in the city. The city also has many amusement and theme parks and many churches including Baptist, Episcopal and Methodist churches. The city of Rogers hosts the Civil War Ozark Heritage Festival, Frisco Festival, and Pinnacle Hills Promenade Art Festival every year.

Rogers Transportation

Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport provides air transportation.

Rogers Higher Education

Higher education facilities are offered at Northwest Arkansas Community College, University of Arkansas-Main Campus, Missouri Southern State College, and Northeastern State University.

People

Total Population 60,384
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 28,665
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.6%
Median Earnings25+ $33,292
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,971
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,344

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,219
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $817
Median House Value $149,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 7.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rogers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Benton
Metro Area Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers
Standard Zip Codes 72756, 72758
P.O. Box Zip Codes 72757
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.331
Longitude -94.118

Rogers Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BENTONVILLE 4 S
Distance 5.6 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
Station SELIGMAN
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station GRAVETTE
Distance 19.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avoca 619 $60,417
Bentonville 40,368 $85,191
Cave Springs 2,475 $79,375
Centerton 10,764 $61,717
Lowell 8,011 $58,788
Pea Ridge 5,046 $59,275

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rogers Public Libraries

Library
Rogers Public Library
711 S. DIXIELAND ROAD
Rogers, Arkansas
(479) 621-1152
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Rogers Hospitals

ST MARYS ROGERS MEMORIAL HOSP
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1200 WEST WALNUT STREET
(479) 636-0200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rogers High Schools

ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
2300 S. DIXIELAND RD.
479-636-2202
Serves 1,543 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

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