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Overview

Introduction to Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Siloam Springs, Arkansas, in Benton county, is 23 miles W of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 81 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is located in the Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers metropolitan area. Siloam Springs has a population of 10,843.

Siloam Springs History

Siloam Springs was settled by Simon Sager in 1835. The area was originally known as Hico. The area's first post office was established in 1884. It became a summer resort in 1879 after discovering that the city's waters contained medicinal qualities. It was renamed Siloam City in 1880. Later on, the name was changed to Siloam Springs. It was named after a biblical place. Siloam Springs was incorporated on December 22, 1881. The first railroad entered the city in 1897.

Siloam Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Siloam Springs Museum
  • Natural Falls State Park
  • Talbot Research Library & Museum
  • Prairie Grove Battlefield
  • Gravette Historical Museum
  • Lake Eucha State Park

Things To Do In Siloam Springs

You can visit the Twin Springs Park, Henry Park, and Siloam Springs Municipal Park during your leisure time. Siloam Springs also has several churches such as the Baptist Assembly Church and Landmark Church. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure at the Siloam Springs Golf Course. The Siloam Springs Museum is also worth visiting. You can plan a trip to the Natural Falls State Park, Arkansas Country Doctor Museum, Lake Eucha State Park, and Bella Vista Historical Museum.

Siloam Springs Transportation

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Siloam Springs Higher Education

The city is home to John Brown University. Northwest Arkansas Community College, Northeastern State University, Westark College, and several other colleges and universities also offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 15,614
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,537
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,993
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,337
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,368

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,190
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.5%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $116,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 5.4%

Siloam Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles W of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Benton
Metro Area Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers
Standard Zip Codes 72761
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.188
Longitude -94.54

Siloam Springs 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 SILOAM SPRINGS
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station KANSAS 1 ESE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station GRAVETTE
Distance 17.7 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
Decatur 2,275 $41,467
Elm Springs 1,455 $86,250
Gentry 3,291 $41,759
Gravette 3,190 $50,385
Lincoln 2,132 $41,477
Tontitown 2,577 $85,833

Siloam Springs Hospitals

SILOAM SPRINGS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
205 EAST JEFFERSON
(479) 524-4141
Emergency Service: Yes

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Siloam Springs High Schools

SILOAM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL
1500 WEST JEFFERSON
479-524-5134
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 894 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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