Bentonville, AR
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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.

Bentonville is a very car-oriented city: 86.84% of people use private automobiles to get to and from work. In fact, the general consensus among people in Bentonville is that if you need to get anywhere, you're going to have to drive. The landscape is very car-oriented, and features shopping centers, strip malls, parking lots, and wide streets. Pedestrians are discouraged by the fact that sidewalks are not always present, which makes attempts at walking downright daunting in certain parts of town.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bentonville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bentonville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.