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Benton County, AR


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
Designated Market Area: Fort Smith, AR-OK
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Urban Suburbs

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2022 population: 302,863   ( 81,524 from 2010)
Land area: 847.7 square miles
Population density: 357.3 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:214,168 70.71% 26.3%
Black:6,0061.98% 126.9%
Indian:4,2791.41% 24.4%
Asian:16,3935.41% 138.3%
2+ races:7,6022.51% 78.4%
Hispanic:54,41517.97% 58.7%
Total non-White:88,69529.29% 71.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:8,381 14.7
Deaths:5,4749.6
Net Migration: 14,46125.4
Net Immigration: 1,2392.2
Change in White population:44,563 20.1
Change in Non-White pop.:36,961 16.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
221,339
169,60576.63%
2,6471.20%
3,4401.55%
6,8793.11%
4,2611.93%
34,28315.49%
51,73423.37%

2000
153,406
133,09486.76%
5580.36%
2,3981.56%
1,7711.15%
2,0611.34%
13,4698.78%
20,31213.24%

1990
97,499
93,97196.38%
870.09%
1,7191.76%
3940.40%
n/a
1,3281.36%
3,5283.62%

1980
78,115
75,72296.94%
440.06%
1,2781.64%
2680.34%
n/a
7160.92%
2,3933.06%

1970
50,476
49,56498.19%
2890.57%
2550.51%
240.05%
n/a
3140.62%
912 1.81%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
27,149 17.7
12,1087.9
43,53828.4
4,7093.1
36,511 23.8
31,422 20.5
1990's
NumberRate
17,966 18.4
11,20111.5
36,59337.5
1,4921.5
39,123 40.1
16,784 17.2
1980's
NumberRate
12,207 15.6
8,531 10.9
16,059 20.6
n/a
18,249 23.4
1,135 1.5
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
24,594 48.7
n/a
26,158 51.8
1,481 2.9

Age, Family & Household Data for Benton County, AR

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
35.7
73,739 24.3%
229,124 75.7%
38,881 12.8%
104,164
2.72
76,216 73.2%
61,165 80.3%
6,128 8.0%
27,948 26.8%

2010
NumberPercent
34.3
61,848 27.9%
159,491 72.1%
26,986 12.2%
82,087
2.67
59,471 72.4%
47,764 80.3%
5,144 8.6%
22,616 27.6%

2000
NumberPercent
35.4
40,836 26.6%
112,570 73.4%
22,013 14.3%
58,242
2.60
43,669 75.0%
36,987 84.7%
2,971 6.8%
14,573 25.0%

1990
NumberPercent
36.0
24,134 24.8%
73,365 75.2%
17,455 17.9%
37,517
2.56
29,154 77.7%
25,968 89.1%
1,260 4.3%
8,363 22.3%

1980
NumberPercent
33.6
21,437 27.4%
56,678 72.6%
12,467 16.0%
28,748
2.67
23,288 81.0%
21,063 90.4%
984 4.2%
5,460 19.0%

2022 Housing Data for Benton County, AR

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units114,425 
Median Value$254,000 
Occupied104,16491.0%
Vacant10,2619.0%
Owned70,66767.8%
Rented33,49732.2%
Median Rent$1,113 
Single-Family Units91,48580.0%
    Detached85,36874.6%
    Attached6,1175.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units12,38410.8%
Mobile Homes4,9184.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Benton County, AR

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,9722.9%
$10,000 to $14,9992,2702.2%
$15,000 to $19,9992,5692.5%
$20,000 to $24,9992,9022.8%
$25,000 to $29,9992,8382.7%
$30,000 to $34,9993,4083.3%
$35,000 to $39,9993,4953.4%
$40,000 to $44,9994,0123.9%
$45,000 to $49,9993,1683.0%
$50,000 to $59,9997,4457.1%
$60,000 to $74,99910,61710.2%
$75,000 to $99,99915,56514.9%
$100,000 to $124,99912,20011.7%
$125,000 to $149,9998,0897.8%
$150,000 to $199,9999,2968.9%
$200,000 or more13,31812.8%
Median Household Income85,269 
Per Capita Income43,359 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state110 
Compared to U.S.84 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,0382.9%
Public Assistance6760.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps4,6924.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed112,53175.0%
Unemployed3,1602.1%
In Armed Forces1140.1%
Total Labor Force115,80577.2%
Not in Labor Force34,21322.8%
Real Unemployment Rate 24.9%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector60,52644,57757.6%
Non-Profit3,8627,14235.1%
Self-Employed9,3686,06260.7%
Local Government2,8153,62843.7%
State Government1,0681,97035.2%
Federal Government82789847.9%
Total Private + Self69,89450,63958.0%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.8,57213,63838.6%
Total78,46664,27755.0%
Pct. Govt.7.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts26,75618.7%
Sales and Office Occupations31,93722.3%
Professional, Technical29,77320.8%
Service Occupations19,90413.9%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing5380.4%
All others34,54424.2%
White Collar 61.9%
Industry
 Number%
Retail trade30,73721.5%
Manufacturing17,61012.3%
Health care and social assistance14,42310.1%
Construction10,9597.7%
Educational services10,3817.3%
Professional, scientific, technical10,1177.1%
Accommodation and food services8,8266.2%
Transportation and warehousing7,3495.1%
Other services7,1945.0%
Finance and insurance4,7753.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.4,4853.1%
Wholesale trade3,9142.7%
Public administration3,0672.1%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,2531.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation2,1531.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,6421.1%
Information1,1460.8%
Utilities7490.5%
Management7470.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction3870.3%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Benton County, AR

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican32,34011.29%
Puerto Rican1,5660.55%
Cuban5540.19%
Dominican6870.24%
Total Central American10,9703.83%
Costa Rican530.02%
Guatemalan1,2230.43%
Honduran5940.21%
Nicaraguan2090.07%
Panamanian1300.05%
Salvadoran8,7613.06%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,0180.36%
Argentinean790.03%
Bolivian410.01%
Chilean520.02%
Colombian3470.12%
Ecuadorian1620.06%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian1880.07%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan1490.05%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic2,5860.90%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian6,9122.41%
Vietnamese1,0700.37%
Filipino9230.32%
Chinese7610.27%
Korean5100.18%
Hmong5020.18%
Laotian3020.11%
Thai1490.05%
Taiwanese990.03%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English228,82785.6%
Spanish28,41510.6%
Other Asian4,6781.8%
Other Indo-European2,3600.9%
Vietnamese7920.3%
Chinese4440.2%
Other4410.2%
German, other Germanic4200.2%
Korean2580.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German34,00311.9%
English28,3589.9%
Irish22,7858.0%
American13,8584.8%
Scottish5,5841.9%
European5,3511.9%
Italian5,0041.7%
French4,4991.6%
Polish3,2641.1%
Dutch2,7711.0%
Scotch-Irish2,7551.0%
Norwegian2,5050.9%
British2,2300.8%
Swedish1,9450.7%
Welsh1,0720.4%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen263,43291.9%
Not a citizen23,0968.1%
Native252,24188.0%
Foreign-born34,28712.0%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Benton County, AR

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
9,107 4.8%9,516 5.0%54,279 28.8%48,715 25.8%43,246 22.9%23,714 12.6%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 9,107 4.8%
9-12 Years 9,516 5.0%
H.S. Grad or GED 54,279 28.8%
Some College 48,715 25.8%
Bach. Degree 43,246 22.9%
Grad Degree 23,714 12.6%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Benton County, AR

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 48,987 47,218 1,769 3.6% 6.8%
1991 50,316 48,599 1,717 3.4% 7.3%
1992 52,370 50,661 1,709 3.3% 7.0%
1993 55,305 53,830 1,475 2.7% 6.1%
1994 59,145 57,741 1,404 2.4% 5.4%
1995 62,137 60,738 1,399 2.3% 4.9%
1996 64,613 62,810 1,803 2.8% 5.2%
1997 65,764 63,990 1,774 2.7% 5.1%
1998 65,779 63,987 1,792 2.7% 5.1%
1999 68,822 67,290 1,532 2.2% 4.5%
2000 76,911 74,795 2,116 2.8% 4.2%
2001 80,257 77,935 2,322 2.9% 4.8%
2002 85,282 82,607 2,675 3.1% 5.3%
2003 88,695 85,576 3,119 3.5% 5.8%
2004 93,192 89,882 3,310 3.6% 5.6%
2005 99,292 96,059 3,233 3.3% 5.3%
2006 102,265 98,803 3,462 3.4% 5.2%
2007 103,619 99,669 3,950 3.8% 5.4%
2008 105,357 101,031 4,326 4.1% 5.4%
2009 107,277 100,476 6,801 6.3% 7.7%
2010 107,052 100,219 6,833 6.4% 7.9%
2011 109,127 102,361 6,766 6.2% 7.9%
2012 111,298 104,879 6,419 5.8% 7.3%
2013 112,548 106,367 6,181 5.5% 7.1%
2014 116,340 111,104 5,236 4.5% 5.9%
2015 122,348 117,802 4,546 3.7% 5.0%
2016 128,130 124,390 3,740 2.9% 4.0%
2017 132,629 128,669 3,960 3.0% 3.7%
2018 134,697 130,818 3,879 2.9% 3.7%
2019 139,120 135,482 3,638 2.6% 3.5%
2020 140,015 133,784 6,231 4.5% 6.1%
2021 144,313 140,227 4,086 2.8% 4.1%
2022 151,719 148,103 3,616 2.4% 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com