Bentonville, AR


Bentonville profile

Living in Bentonville

Bentonville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 47,093 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Bentonville is the tenth largest community in Arkansas.

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 86.48% 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 (14.10%), management occupations (13.57%), and office and administrative support (13.23%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.43 minutes getting to work every day.

"If you live in Bentonville, you are going to have to drive to get to work," say area residents. At least that is what most Bentonville residents do (86.84%). Bentonville is primarily built for cars, and driving around town will bare this out. Shopping centers, parking lots, strip malls, and wide streets are what you'll find. Sidewalks? Sure. But not everywhere, and walking to most places can be downright scary.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Bentonville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Bentonville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Bentonville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.36% 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 2010 was $35,753, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,012 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. Important ancestries of people in Bentonville include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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