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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,095
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+6,714
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,375
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,270

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,122
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$713
Median House Value$118,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.1%
English5.2%
Irish5%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Welsh0.7%
Italian0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Polish0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
German0.1%
Arab0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Siloam Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Benton County
Standard Zip Codes72761
Phone Area Codes479
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.18
Approximate 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)

StationSILOAM SPRINGS
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationKANSAS 1 ESE
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationGRAVETTE
Distance17.7 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
Decatur2,272$42,688
Elm Springs2,239$69,464
Gentry3,675$45,684
Gravette3,252$45,365
Lincoln2,122$38,056
Tontitown2,828$85,652

Siloam Springs Public Libraries

Siloam Springs Public Library Hq
401 WEST UNIVERSITY STREET
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
(479) 524-4236

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Siloam Springs Hospitals

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
603 N. Progress Avenue
(479) 524-4141

Siloam Springs Public Schools

Delbert Pete & Pat Allen Ele
1900 N Mt Olive
ZIP: 72761
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Northside Elementary School
501 W Elgin
ZIP: 72761
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Siloam Springs High School
1500 W Jefferson
ZIP: 72761
High
Total Enrollment 1301
Siloam Springs Intermediate School
1500 North Mt Olive Street
ZIP: 72761
Middle
Total Enrollment 615
Siloam Springs Middle School
1500 N Mt Olive
ZIP: 72761
Middle
Total Enrollment 657
Southside Elementary School
200 W Tulsa St
ZIP: 72761
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
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