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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Bentonville is a town in Arkansas with a population of 44,601. Bentonville is in Benton County and is one of the best places to live in Arkansas. Living in Bentonville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bentonville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bentonville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bentonville are highly rated.
About Bentonville...
Population
44,601

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$883
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Bentonville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    141.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    213.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,100.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Bentonville

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$79,259
National
$55,322
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Bentonville, Arkansas is truly a unique and beautiful area! While it has hometown feel, it is still rather large. I was born and raised here and it is my favorite place in the world. With the Walmart home office being here in Bentonville, many thinks are given to our community and to our public schools. I am truly blessed to live in such a safe area!
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Bentonville has developed so much in the time we have been here. We've seen a boom in housing, retail, food, and services. It is a fantastic place to raise a young family. If you enjoy jogging or biking there are a ton of trails and many more in the works. I've in particular enjoyed the community center's pool, Amazeum, and Climb Bentonville. If you enjoy art there is Crystal Bridges which is an amazing facility that is family friendly but regularly offers adult events and art programs. I also feel very safe living here. There are a ton of police officers that are friendly and very forgiving unless you really messed up. They even have a service where they can request for a police officer to check in on your house when you are traveling. Unfortunately I have to move but I would move back in a heartbeat. If you are an older adult you are in luck as well because the community college offers free courses to seniors under the golden age rule.
The slogan is #thisisthatplace, it should be #bytherichfortherich. Bentonville is a wonderfully beautiful place, yet they keep wanting to pack people in at a rate that can't be sustained. No affordable childcare, waiting lists on all schools and apartments, the traffic is out of control, and housing options are non existent; there simply are no affordable options. Coupled with the fact recruiters are blowing smoke about all these "jobs" they claim are here... Bentonville is wonderful if you can be Wal Mart corporate, are just wealthy anyhow, or if you can afford to live 1.5 hours outside and drive in every day to make burgers and sack groceries for the rich. It's a shame really, I expect more from a place that claims to be so "progressive".