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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  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 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
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Bentonville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    210.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,466.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77.1
    284
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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 Reviews

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This is a great growing city for families! Lots to do, outside and inside, fantastic restaurants, museums, bike trails and a wonderful little downtown square! People are friendly and helpful, it's home to Walmart HQ, so lots of jobs available, affordable housing as well.
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Bentonville sets itself a part with a hometown feel yet exciting places to eat, shop and play. Local museums and activity centers are great for children and we have the best city parks around. Our public schools are top notch and there are plenty of opportunities for employment and housing.
Bentonville is also home to Walmart's corporate headquarters and they offer a wide variety of employment options. We also have Northwest Arkansas Community College which is an excellent 2 year school that's only 30 minutes away from the University of Arkansas.
Overall, Bentonville is a nice place to live. You can count on being safe in this town. Downtown has grown immensely in the past 5-6 years and there’s much more to do. Crystal Bridges Art Museum is beautiful and they often rotate their displays and have travelling exhibits. Traffic isn’t horrible unless it’s rush hour, but this is mainly due to construction. My big complaint is that this town is made more for families or adults with well-established careers. It’s pretty expensive to buy a house in town, which is great if you’re selling, but not if you’re buying. My other issue is the nightlife in this town. If it’s past 9:00 PM and I want to go out, it’s basically pointless because everything closes at 8:00 PM. Our Walmart overlords basically run this town, and it’s quite evident with the Walmart museum being right on the square.