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Rogers

  •   State: 
    Arkansas
      County: 
    Benton County
      City: 
    Rogers
      County FIPS: 
    05007
      Coordinates: 
    36°19′51″N 94°06′28″W
      Area total: 
    39.07 sq mi
      Area land: 
    38.90 sq mi (100.74 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.17 sq mi (0.44 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,352 ft (412 m)
      Established: 
    1881; Incorporated June 6, 1881
  •   Latitude: 
    36,3334
      Longitude: 
    -94,1226
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    72756
    72757
    72758
      GMAP: 

    Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, United States

  •   Population: 
    69,908
      Population density: 
    1,877.06 residents per square mile of area (724.74/km²)
      Household income: 
    $47,725
      Households: 
    18,933
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.00%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    9.00%
      Income taxes: 
    7.00%

Rogers is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the Northwest Arkansas region, one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. The city was named after Captain Charles W. Rogers, who was vice-president and general manager of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, also known as the Frisco. Rogers was the location of the first Walmart store, whose corporate headquarters is located in neighboring Bentonville. Daisy Outdoor Products, known for its air rifles, has both its headquarters and its Airgun Museum in Rogers. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,964. In 2019, the estimated population was 68,669, making it the sixth-most populous city in the state. Rogers is located at 36°1946N 94°829W (36.329388, 94.141372). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rogers has a total area of 33.6 square miles (87 km²), of which 33.5 squaremile (87km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.26 km²) (0.15%) is water. The climate in this area is characterized by warm, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. It has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The town was established in 1881 and incorporated on June 6, 1881. In 1912 the city council formed a commission of local businessmen to facilitate the paving of downtown Rogers. The work was completed in December 1924.

History

Rogers is the primary city name, but also Little Flock are acceptable city names or spellings. Rogers was named after Captain Charles W. Rogers, who was vice-president and general manager of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, also known as the Frisco. The first retail business owned by the Stroud family was a store in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, which was co-owned by Allen Bryant Stroud and his son Harlan Lafayette (H.L.) Stroud. Stroud's continued to be the leading retail business in Rogers up into the 1960s, when in 1962 Sam Walton opened the first location of what would become the retail giant Walmart just seven blocks away. The locally beloved retailer to permanently close in 1993 after 109 years in business. In 1912 the city council formed a commission of local businessmen to facilitate the paving of downtown Rogers. The downtown area was paved with concrete and overlaid with bricks in rows, changing to a basket weave pattern at the intersections of streets. The work was completed in December 1924, and the brick pavement remains today, with renovations done to the streets in 2010. The town was established in 1881, the year the Fr Francisco line arrived; it was at this time the area residents honored Captain Rogers by naming it for him. The community was incorporated on June 6, 1881. In 1891 H.L. and Allen Stroud moved his business into a storefront on the north side of the 100 block of Walnut Street. In 1899 H. l Stroud built the brick building at 114116 West Walnut St.

Geography

Rogers is located at 36°1946N 94°829W (36.329388, 94.141372). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.6 square miles (87 km²) Rogers has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The climate in this area is characterized by warm, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The city's elevation is 36.6 meters (94.14 feet) The city is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a population of about 2,000. It is located on the San Franciso River, which flows through the city and into the San Fernando River. It has a latitude and longitude of 36.5 meters (95.8 feet) and a longitude is 94.8 meters (114.7 feet) Rogers is located near the junction of the SanFrancisco River and the San Diego River. The town's ZIP code is 62301, and its area code is 9413. It also has a short-lived ZIP code of 62402. It was founded in 1881. It had a population in 1883. It became a city in 1894. It received its first post-secondary education in 1891. In 1894, it was granted the right to keep its name as a city by the state of California. It lost its status as a state-designated city in 1895.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census Rogers had a population of 55,964. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 62.0% non-Hispanic white, 1.3% black, and 2.5% Native American. The median income for a household in the city was $40,474, and the median family income was $45,876. The per capita income for the city in 2010 was $19,761. As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 69,908 people, 24,297 households, and 16,517 families residing in Rogers. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21, according to the city's 2010 census. The city's population was 38,829 as of the census of 2000, with 14,005 households and 10,209 families in that year's census. In 2010, Rogers' population was 55, 964, and its population density was 1,158.0 inhabitants per square mile (447.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city. was 90.75% White, 0.47% Black or African American,1.05% Native. American, 1,43% Asian, 0,07% Pacific Islander, 9.43% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 19.29% of the. population are Hispanic or Latino of any race of any type. The. median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there are 95.3 males.

Human resources

Rogers is home to several public and private school districts and schools. In 2012, 2013, & 2014, both Rogers and Rogers Heritage high schools were recognized with Silver awards from U.S. News & World Report Top 1,000 High Schools in America. For many years, Rogers High School has been ranked by Newsweek magazine among the top 1,300 schools in the country. Other nearby schools and campuses include the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), Northwest Arkansas Community College (Bentonville), and John Brown University (a Christian school in Siloam Springs) The Rogers Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency in the city. The Rogers Fire Department is a career fire service; the Community Risk Reduction Division within RFD reviews development plans, conducts investigations, and provides fire safety education. The nearest Catholic high school is Ozark Catholic Academy in Tontitown. The city is located on the Arkansas River, which runs through the center of the city and into the Little Rock suburb of Fayetteville. The Arkansas River flows through the heart of Rogers and into Little Rock, which is located in the eastern part of the town. The Little Rock area is known as the "Little Rock River valley" because of its many rivers. The river is the source of the Red River, one of the largest rivers in the state. The Red River flows into the Arkansas Gulf, which also runs through Rogers. The River is a major source of water supply and irrigation for the city, and is a source of drinking water for much of Rogers.

Culture and contemporary life

Rogers has two shopping malls: the Frisco Station Mall and the Pinnacle Hills Promenade. Rogers has five large sports parks, 14 neighborhood parks, an aquatic center known as "Wet Willy's", a skateboard and splash park, 26 athletic fields, an activity center, a YMCA, two lakes, five golf courses, and a trail system totaling over 23 miles (37 km) The NWA Razorback Regional Greenway is a 36-mile (58 km) primarily off-road shared-use trail that connects the region's trail systems to various community attractions. Rogers is served by the television market of Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Arkansas. The four major television stations are KFSM (CBS), KFTA (Fox), KHOG (ABC), and KNWA (NBC) The daily newspaper in Rogers is the Rogers Morning News, with a special "A section" dedicated to news just for Rogers and surrounding cities. The rest of the newspaper is the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the NorthwestArkansas edition of the Arkansas Democrat, Gazette (the "B section" is the regular Democrat- gazette "A sections," complete with front page and masthead) The city is home to the largest soccer program in the state, with Foerster Park having the largest team in Arkansas. Rogers also hosts the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. The city has numerous properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with the oldest being Pea Ridge National Military Park.

Government

Rogers operates within the mayor-city council form of government. The mayor is elected by a citywide election to serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the city. Since 2011, the mayor of Rogers has been Republican Greg Hines. The Rogers Police Department was established in 1881. As of 2022, it employs 120 sworn officers and 41 civilian employees. The previous mayor, Republican Steve Womack, won election to the United States House of Representatives in 2010 for the seat vacated by Republican John Boozman, now a U.S. senator. The city council is the unicameral legislative of the City, consisting of eight city council members. Also included in the council's duties is balancing the city's budget and passing ordinances. The council is elected from each of Rogers' four wards, with two members from each ward. The current mayor is Republican GregHines, who has been in office since 2011. He was elected to a four-year term and can serve unlimited terms. Mayors serve four- year terms and can serving unlimited terms, and the mayor also allocates duties to city employees. In addition to the mayor, the city council also has the power to pass ordinances, balance the city budget, and pass budgets. In 2012, the council passed an ordinance to allow the city to sell off some of its land to a private developer for $1.5 million. The sale of the land was approved by the state legislature in 2012, but the sale has yet to take place.

Infrastructure

Rogers Municipal Airport (ROG), also known as Carter Field, is home to Walmart's air fleet. All commercial aviation, however, goes through the Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA), located about 15 miles west of Rogers in Highfill. The City of Rogers' public water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems are owned and operated by Rogers Water Utilities (RWU), which is overseen by theRogers Water Utilities Commission. RWU served a retail population of 70878 as of 2019, making it one of the largest water utilities in the state. Wastewater is collected and treated at the Rogers Pollution Control Facility on the west side of the city. The city of Rogers has a population of more than 1,000,000. It is located in the northwestern part of the state and is located on the Arkansas Turnpike, which runs from Little Rock to Fayetteville. It also has a number of state highways, including Interstate 49, U.S. Route 62, Route 71, and Arkansas Highway 94. The town's population is about 1,100,000; the city's population was 1,200,000 at the beginning of the year, and is expected to grow to 1,300,000 by the end of the decade. It has an estimated population of 1,400,000 as of the end of year, and a population growth rate of 0.7%. The city's water supply is purchased from Beaver Water District, whose source is Beaver Lake.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 75. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Rogers = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 69,908 individuals with a median age of 32.3 age the population grows by 39.19% in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,877.06 residents per square mile of area (724.74/km²). There are average 2.83 people per household in the 18,933 households with an average household income of $47,725 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.00% of the available work force and has dropped -1.53% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.94%. The number of physicians in Rogers per 100,000 population = 118.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Rogers = 45.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 10.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 90. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 214. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 25.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas which are owned by the occupant = 60.15%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 17 years with median home cost = $130,480 and home appreciation of -14.56%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.85 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,978 per student. There are 14 students for each teacher in the school, 365 students for each Librarian and 397 students for each Counselor. 4.30% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.02% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.49% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Rogers's population in Benton County, Arkansas of 2,158 residents in 1900 has increased 32,39-fold to 69,908 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.50% female residents and 49.50% male residents live in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas.

    As of 2020 in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas are married and the remaining 35.52% are single population.

  • 19.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Rogers require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.25% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.52% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.34% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.85% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas, 60.15% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.00% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.85% are vacant.

  • The 53.21% of the population in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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