Bella Vista is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 30,104 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bella Vista is the 14th largest community in Arkansas.
Bella Vista real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Bella Vista house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bella Vista is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bella Vista is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bella Vista who work in sales jobs (15.45%), office and administrative support (14.69%), and management occupations (11.54%).
Also of interest is that Bella Vista has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.96% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Bella Vista is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Bella Vista’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The population of Bella Vista is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.40% of adults in Bella Vista have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bella Vista in 2018 was $45,709, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,836 for a family of four.
The people who call Bella Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bella Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Bella Vista include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bella Vista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.