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.

One of the benefits of Bentonville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.43 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

One notable thing about Bentonville is that if you need to go anywhere, you're going to have to drive. This is because Bentonville is primarily built for cars, and if you drive around you will notice that there are lots of shopping centers, parking lots, strip malls, and wide streets. Commuting to work is done by car: 86.84% of people use private automobiles to get to and from work. Sidewalks? Not so much. In fact, trying to walk in certain parts of town may be a dangerous enterprise.

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 education level of Bentonville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bentonville, 47.36% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.