Bentonville, AR
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Living in Bentonville


Bentonville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 54,909 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bentonville is the tenth largest community in Arkansas. Much of the housing stock in Bentonville was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Bentonville economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Bentonville, where the median household income is $81,934.00.

Bentonville real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Bentonville house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Bentonville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bentonville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bentonville who work in sales jobs (13.02%), computer science and math (12.09%), and management occupations (12.01%).

Also of interest is that Bentonville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Another interesting thing about Bentonville, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bentonville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Bentonville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.37% of adults in Bentonville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bentonville in 2018 was $39,475, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $157,900 for a family of four. However, Bentonville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bentonville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bentonville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bentonville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bentonville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bentonville include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bentonville's cultural character, accounting for 15.46% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Bentonville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.