Benton County is located in northwest Arkansas. The County Seat is Bentonville and the largest city is Rogers. The Official Web Site is located at http://bentoncountyar.gov. The 2014 population estimate is 242,321 and the 2010 census population was 221,344. The land area is 847.36 square miles and there are 261.2 persons per square mile.
90.2% of the population is White, 1.9% is Black or African American, 16% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% is Asian, 1.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 85.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $147,500, there are 82,150 households, an average of 2.74 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,715, the median household income is $54,515, and 12.2% of the persons in Benton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 18,799. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,390,591, and sales per capita were $11,332. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.7%.
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