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Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville is a city located in Benton County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 19,730. It is the headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The city is the county seat of Benton County6.

Geography Bentonville is located at 36°22'0" North, 94°12'48" West (36.366709, -94.213355)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.1 km² (21.3 mi²). 55.0 km² (21.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.09% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 19,730 people, 7,458 households, and 5,265 families residing in the city. The population density is 358.7/km² (928.9/mi²). There are 7,924 housing units at an average density of 144.0/km² (373.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 90.92% White, 0.88% African American, 1.33% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.68% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. 6.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,458 households out of which 40.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% are non-families. 24.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the city the population is spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $39,936, and the median income for a family is $46,558. Males have a median income of $31,816 versus $23,761 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,831. 10.3% of the population and 7.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.7% are under the age of 18 and 10.9% are 65 or older.

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