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. Bentonville has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Bentonville, where the median household income is $80,392.00.
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 86.04% 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 (14.39%), management occupations (11.75%), and computer science and math (11.39%).
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.
One thing noticeable about Bentonville, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bentonville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bentonville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good 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 19.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
If knowledge is power, Bentonville is a pretty powerful place. 50.21% of the adults in Bentonville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Bentonville in 2018 was $41,169, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,676 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 10.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bentonville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
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.