Fayetteville, AR Population

By | June 4, 2019

Fayetteville is located at 215km northwest of Little Rock. Home of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville rests in the forested mountains of the state’s northwest corner. On campus, visit the University Museum and the Fine Arts Center. We also recommend the guided walking tours of Fayetteville’s Washington-Willow Historic District, a treasure trove of Victorian homes. Devil’s Den State Park is about 40km south of Fayetteville. The park contains interesting caves, crevices and rock formations, and there are various hiking trails to explore.

Population: 58,047. Estimated population in July 2020: 66,655 (+14.8% change)
Males: 29,458 (50.7%), Females: 28,589 (49.3%)

The city of Fayetteville is located in Washington County, Arkansas. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Arkansas, including top 10 cities by population and area of Arkansas.

Zip codes: 72701, 72703, 72704.

Median resident age: 26.9 years
Median household income: $31,345
Median house value: $100,300

Races in Fayetteville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.0%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (13.3%), English (12.2%), Irish (11.2%), United States (9.6%), French (3.2%), Scottish (3.1%).

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 43.4 square miles

Map of Fayetteville, AR

Population

For population 25 years and over in Fayetteville

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 41.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.9%
  • Unemployed: 13.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fayetteville city

  • Never married: 35.5%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

6.4% Foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 2.4% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +15,034 (+35.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Fayetteville:

  • FAYETTEVILLE CITY HOSP & GERATRIC CTR (221 SOUTH SCHOOL STREET)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP IN PART WITH RE (153 EAST MONTE PAINTER DRIVE)
  • VISTA HEALTH (4253 CROSSOVER ROAD)
  • WASHINGTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AT (3215 NORTH HILLS BOULEVARD)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fayetteville:

  • DRAKE FIELD (about 6 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, AR; Abbreviation: FYV)
  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS RGNL (about 17 miles; FAYETTEVILLE/SPRINGDALE/, AR; Abbreviation: XNA)
  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 54 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; Abbreviation: FSM)

Other public-use airports nearest to Fayetteville:

  • SPRINGDALE MUNI (about 7 miles; SPRINGDALE, AR; Abbreviation: ASG)
  • BENTONVILLE MUNI/LOUISE M THADEN FIELD (about 19 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; Abbreviation: VBT)
  • ROGERS MUNICIPAL-CARTER FIELD (about 21 miles; ROGERS, AR; Abbreviation: ROG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Fayetteville:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 13,324; Location: ADMINISTRATION BLDG 422; Public; Website: www.uark.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • FAYETTEVILLE BEAUTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 27; Location: 1200 N COLLEGE AVE; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fayetteville:

  • NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; BENTONVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; Full-time enrollment: 6,610)
  • WESTARK COLLEGE (about 62 miles; FT SMITH, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,472)
  • MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE COLLEGE (about 74 miles; JOPLIN, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,569)
  • ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 90 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; Full-time enrollment: 4,450)
  • DRURY UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,125)
  • SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Full-time enrollment: 14,680)

Schools

Public high schools in Fayetteville:

  • FAYETTEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL EAST (Students: 1,653; Location: 1001 W. STONE; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • FAYETTEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WEST (Students: 215; Location: 2350 OLD FARMINGTON; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Fayetteville:

  • FAYETTVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: 2006 MISSION BLVD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Fayetteville:

  • RAMAY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 700; Location: 401 S. SANG AVE.; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • MCNAIR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 634; Location: 3030 E. MISSION BLVD.; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • WOODLAND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 619; Location: 1 E. POPLAR; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • VANDERGRIFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 2975 E. TOWNSHIP; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HOLT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 2365 N. RUPPLE RD.; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • HOLCOMB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 2900 N. SALEM ROAD; Grades: KG – 07)
  • ROOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 1529 MISSION BLVD.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BUTTERFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 3050 OLD MISSOURI; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ASBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 1500 N. SANG AVE.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 373; Location: 612 S. COLLEGE; Grades: PK – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Fayetteville:

  • THE NEW SCHOOL (Students: 336; Location: P.O. BOX 1805; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 313 EAST LAFAYETTE; Grades: KG – 7)
  • FAYETTEVILLE CREATIVE S (Students: 110; Location: 57 COLT SQUARE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONTESSORE SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 57 EAST TOWNSHIP; Grades: 1 – 3)

Libraries

Library in Fayetteville:

  • WASHINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,781,275; Location: 1080 WEST CLYDESDALE DRIVE; 228,337 books; 10,971 audio materials; 11,417 video materials; 643 serial subscriptions)