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Overview

Introduction to Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville is known as a college town and is home to the University of Arkansas. The city is located in the Ozarks in the northwest portion of Arkansas in Washington County. Fayetteville is the location of the Clinton House Museum.

History

The area known as Fayetteville was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians. The Cherokee Treaty which was established in 1828 made the land in the region available to settlers. The town was the location of numerous battles during the Civil War including a battle at Pea Ridge and a battle at Prairie Grove. The city was established in 1836 and was a prominent transportation center due to being situated between eastern cities and the undeveloped West.

The town was given its name in the 1800's by a small number of families settling in the region. They named it after their former home of Fayetteville, Tennessee. The early pioneers who established the area were situated approximately 30 miles away from the newly created Indian Territory. The deported Indian people from the East were placed there. The town was known for providing supplies and a place to rest for people migrating to the West. The economy significantly improved with the arrival of the railroad.

Transportation

The city is served by the Fayetteville Municipal Airport. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport also provides air transportation for the region.

Attractions

  • Mt. Sequohyah Conference and Retreat Center offers visitors wonderful views of Fayetteville
  • The Statute of Liberty located at the Washington Regional Medical Center is a quality replica of the Statue of Liberty located in New York City
  • The University of Arkansas
  • The Fayetteville Public Library is recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States
  • The Confederate Cemetery
  • Fayetteville National Cemetery
  • The Stone House
  • Old Main, was the original building for the University of Arkansas
  • The town square
  • Walton Arts Center
  • Clinton House Museum features items associated with President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton
  • The Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks
  • Fayetteville High School

Activities

  • Devil's Den State Park offers residents and tourists opportunities for hiking and backpacking and numerous mountain bicycle trails that extend deep into the park as well as to the Ozark National Forest
  • Dickson Street is the major location for nightlife in the city
  • The Farmers Market is open on a seasonal basis
  • Various sports events provided by the athletes known as the Razorbacks at the University of Arkansas
  • Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival occurs on a yearly basis

Higher Education

The city is home to the University of Arkansas. The college is prominent in the areas of agriculture (especially poultry science), creative writing, architecture and business.

Demographics

People

Total Population80,552
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens9%
Employed Population 16+40,082
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married35.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.6%
Median Earnings25+$36,100
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,805
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,346

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,764
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$734
Median House Value$186,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.3%
Irish13%
English11.8%
Italian3.3%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish1.7%
Welsh1%
Arab1%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Czech0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Syrian0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
South African0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
German0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Fayetteville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes72701, 72703, 72704, 72730, 72764
P.O. Box Zip Codes72702
Phone Area Codes479
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.07
Approximate Longitude-94.15

Fayetteville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFAYETTEVILLE EXP STN
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationBENTONVILLE 4 S
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationGRAVETTE
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethel Heights2,490$52,264
Farmington6,470$59,577
Greenland1,516$65,476
Johnson3,573$81,827
Springdale76,188$49,404
Tontitown2,828$85,652

Fayetteville Public Libraries

Washington County Library System
1080 WEST CLYDESDALE DRIVE
Fayetteville, Arkansas
(479) 442-6253
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W. MOUNTAIN STREET
Fayetteville, Arkansas
(479) 856-7000

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Fayetteville Hospitals

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
153 East Monte Painter Drive
(479) 444-2200
Vantage Point Of Northwest Arkansas
(Proprietary)
4253 Crossover Road
(479) 521-5731
Springwoods Behavioral Health Services
1955 West Trucker's Drive
(479) 973-6000
Veterans Health Care System Of The Ozarks
(Government - Federal)
1100 N College Ave
Physicians' Specialty Hospital
3873 North Parkview Drive
(479) 571-7002
Washington Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3215 North Northhills Boulevard
(479) 713-1000

Fayetteville Public Schools

Happy Hollow Elementary School
300 S Ray Ave
ZIP: 72701
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Asbell Elementary School
1500 N Sang Ave
ZIP: 72701
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Ramay Junior High School
401 S Sang Ave
ZIP: 72701
Other
Total Enrollment 652
Root Elementary School
1529 Mission Blvd
ZIP: 72701
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Nwa Community College Reg Center
2350 W Old Farmington Rd
ZIP: 72701
High
Washington Elementary School
425 N Nighland Ave
ZIP: 72701
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Fayetteville High School East
1001 W Stone St
ZIP: 72701
High
Total Enrollment 2001
Leverett Elementary School
1124 W Cleveland St
ZIP: 72702
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Butterfield Elementary School
3050 N Old Missouri Rd
ZIP: 72703
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Haas Hall Academy
3155 N College Ave Ste 108
ZIP: 72703
High
Total Enrollment 320
Mcnair Middle School
3030 E Mission Blvd
ZIP: 72703
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Woodland Junior High School
1 E Poplar St
ZIP: 72703
Other
Total Enrollment 756
Vandergriff Elementary School
2975 E Township St
ZIP: 72703
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Owl Creek School
375 N Rupple Rd
ZIP: 72704
Primary
Total Enrollment 850
Holcomb Elementary School
2900 N Salem Rd
ZIP: 72704
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Holt Middle School
2365 N Rupple Rd
ZIP: 72704
Middle
Total Enrollment 606

Fayetteville Private Schools

St Joseph Catholic School
1722 N Starr Dr
ZIP: 72701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 279
Montessori School
57 E Township St
ZIP: 72703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Fayetteville Creative Schools
57 W Colt Square Dr
ZIP: 72703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Fayettville Christian School
2006 E Mission Blvd
ZIP: 72703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 203
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