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Springdale, Arkansas

  •   State: 
    Washington County
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    36°11′25″N 94°09′27″W
      Area total: 
    49.70 sq mi
      Area land: 
    49.20 sq mi (127.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.51 sq mi (1.31 km²)
    1,335 ft (407 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,710.69 residents per square mile of area (660.50/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Springdale is the fourth-largest city in Arkansas, United States. Located on the Springfield Plateau deep in the Ozark Mountains, Springdale has long been an important industrial city for the region. The city is home to the world headquarters of Tyson Foods, the world's largest meat producing company. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Springdale was formerly called "Shiloh", after the local Shiloh church, and was platted under that original name in 1866. In 1878, the town was incorporated with the name of Springdale. An intense EF3 tornado struck the town on March 30, 2022, heavily damaging or destroying several structures and injuring seven people.Springdale has been experiencing a population boom in recent years, as indicated by a 133% growth in population between the 1990 and 2010 censuses. Governor Mike Beebe signed an act into law recognizing Springdale as "The Poultry Capital Of The World" in 2013. The area had a population of 347,045 at the 2000 census which had increased to 4 63,204 by the 2010 Census (an increase of 33.47 per cent). The area consists of three Arkansas counties: Benton, Madison, and Washington. It is bordered to the north by Rogers, the south by Fayetteville, and the east by Benton and Johnson.


Springdale is the primary city name, but also Bethel Heights, Bethel Hts, Fayetteville are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Springdale, Arkansas. Springdale was formerly called "Shiloh", after the local Shiloh church, and was platted under that original name in 1866. In 1878, the town was incorporated with the name of Springdale. An intense EF3 tornado struck the town on March 30, 2022, heavily damaging or destroying several structures and injuring seven people. The tornado was the deadliest tornado to hit Springdale since the town's incorporation in 1878. It was the first tornado to strike the town in more than 50 years. The town is located on the Arkansas Turnpike, which was built in 1859. It is the only town in the state to have been hit by an F3 tornado in the past 50 years, and the first to be hit by one since the start of the 20th century. The city has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in the central part of the town, near the Arkansas River. It has an estimated population of 3,000. It also has an area of 1,500 square miles (3,500 km), which is the third largest city in Arkansas, after Piedmont and Dothan. The population of the city was 2,100 in 1876, and 2,200 in 1877. It had its first post-secondary institution, Springdale High School, which opened in 1879. Springdale was the site of the first high school in the U.S. to open in 1881.


Springdale is located on the Springfield Plateau, a subset of The Ozarks which run through northwest Arkansas, southern Missouri, and Northeastern Oklahoma. The city lies in the humid subtropical climate zone (Köppen Cfa) with influence from the humid continental climate type. The Northwest Arkansas region consists of three Arkansas counties: Benton, Madison, and Washington. The area had a population of 347,045 at the 2000 census which had increased to 463,204 by the 2010 Census (an increase of 33.47 per cent). Springdale is bordered to the north by Rogers, the south by Fayetteville, and the northwest by Bentonville, with smaller cities like Lowell and Johnson in between. It is located in both Benton and Washington counties along Interstate Highway 62/US Highway 71 (I-49/US 71/US 62/ US 71). This is the only fully controlled access route through the area, which replaced the winding US 71B in the 1990s. Temperatures above 100 °F are uncommon but not rare, occurring on average twice a year, with 57 days over 90 °F (32 °C) annually. July is the hottest month of the year. January is the coldest month with an average high of 46 °f (8 °C), and an average low of 26 °C (3 °F). The city's highest temperature was 111°F (43.9°C), recorded in 1954. The lowest temperature recorded was 24 °F [31 °C], in 1899.


As of the census of 2010, there were 69,797 people, 22,805 households, and 16,640 families residing in the city. The city is home to the largest community of Marshall Islanders in the United States, which dates to the 1980s. The Marshall Islands opened a consulate in Springdale in 2008. The average household size was 3.02, and the average family size was3.54. The median income for a household in the City was $26,523, and a family was $46,407. 25.6% of Springdale's population describes themselves as religious, slightly above the national average of 48.8%. 12.5% of people holding a religion are Catholic (7.1% of the city's total population). The city's population is 64.7% White, 1.8% Black, 1,8% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 5.7%) Pacific Islander, 22% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. 35.4% of residents are Hispanic or Latino (of any race) The 2020 U.S. census estimates there will be 84,161 people, 26,443 households and 19,443 families living in the Springdale area by the end of the year. The population had a median age of 29.6 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.8 males. In Springdale, the city has a median income of $31,495.


Northwest Arkansas has seen rapid growth and diversification of its economy based upon the three Fortune 500 companies based thereWalmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt. The professional, education, and health care sectors of Northwest Arkansas' economy have been growing steadily since 2007. The construction and real estate sectors saw large declines attributable to the poor housing market during the economic downturn. Springdale has a robust poultry processing industry, including large hatcheries and/or processing plants owned and operated by Tyson Foods and Cargill. The city also has a variety of industrial/manufacturing employers present in the city, including Apex Tool Group, Ball Corporation, Brunner & Lay, Dayco Products, and Pratt & Whitney. The region has seen a growth of 8,300 jobs in the region, with 6,100 added in education and health professions and 4,000 jobs added in the leisure and hospitality jobs related to the region's cultural amenities. The government and transportation sectors have remained relatively constant between 2007 and 2013, however the manufacturing sector has seen steady decline, mirroring national averages. The state of Arkansas and the U.S. overall saw unemployment rates significantly below those of peer regions and the national average, while also seeing a 1% net growth of jobs. The economy of Springdale is largely based on the poultry industry, which has a strong presence in the area. The area has also seen a growing University of Arkansas sector and cultural amenities sector, as well as a growing government sector.

Human resources

Springdale Public Schools is the largest school district in Arkansas, providing educational services to over 23,000 students. As of 2017, Springdale had 208 police department employees, including civilian and support staff. The Springdale Fire Department is a career fire service providing emergency medical services, fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, and rescue services. The Northwest Technical Institute (NWTI) provides occupational training for residents of Springdale and Northwest Arkansas. John Brown University is a private interdenominational Christian liberal arts college. Ecclesia College is a small religious work college accredited through the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Springdale has been listed as an ISO Class 1 city since 2017. The city is home to the University of Arkansas System, the largest degree-granting institution in Arkansas with over 200 degree programs. It also has a campus of the Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), a two-year public community college providing associate degrees and non-credit courses. The nearest Catholic high school is Ozark Catholic Academy in Tontitown, Arkansas. It is also home to St. Raphael School, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, which operated in Springdale until its 2013 closure. The school is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association. It has a PreK-12 student body of approximately 900 students. The university is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is the flagship institution of the Universityof Arkansas System.

Culture and contemporary life

Springdale is home to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the minor league baseball team of the Texas League. The Rodeo of the Ozarks is one of the nation's top outdoor rodeos. The Springdale Post Office contains a 1939 Natalie Smith Henry mural, titled Local Industries, commissioned by the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts. Springdale was the southwest regional headquarters of the Welch's Grape Juice Company. The city is also the home of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History and Culture. The Arts Center of the Ozarks is located in the town's historic district. The town is also home to a number of other cultural and historical sites, including the Springdale Poultry Industry Historic District and the Fitzgerald Station and Farmstead. It is the site of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Ozark Museum of History and culture, which was founded in 1872. The Town of Springdale has a population of about 6,000. The population of the town is about 4,000, with the majority of its residents living in the eastern part of the city. It has a history of being home to several World War II-era military installations, including Fort Sill and Fort Leavenworth, as well as the U.S. Air Force base at Little Rock. It also has a large number of historic buildings, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was home to Tyson Foods and Welch's, which were founded in the 1880s.


Springdale operates within the mayor-city council form of government. The mayor is elected by a citywide election to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. The city council consists of eight members who together form the legislative body for the city. The body also controls the representatives of specialized city commissions underneath their jurisdiction. The Springdale Housing Authority and Springdale Public Facilities Board also help direct the City of Springdale on matters within their purview. Springdale is represented by Republican Steve Womack Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district. The Council meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the City Administration Building. The City Council is made up of members elected from each of the city's four wards. The Mayor and City Council make up the majority of the City Council, with two members from each ward. The council is also responsible for passing ordinances and balancing the city’s budget. It is also the body that appoints members to various boards, commissions, and committees. Positions are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City council. The commissions include the Advertising and Promotion Commission, Civil Service Commission, Planning Commission, Water and Sewer Commission, Housing Authority, Airport Commission, and Public Facilities Commission. The Board of Commissioners also has the power to impose fines on businesses that fail to comply with city rules and regulations. The board of commissioners has a maximum penalty of $1,000 per violation of the Springdale City Code. The Commission has the authority to issue fines of up to $10,000.


The major through route in Springdale is Interstate 49/US 71/US 62 (the concurrent routes are unsigned) The Springdale Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport located near downtown Springdale. Commercial air service in Northwest Arkansas is available from Northwest Arkansas National Airport in Highfill. Public transit system runs throughout Washington and Benton Counties and is administrated by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) The city of Springdale's major provider of public transportation is Ozark Regional Transit, which runs a bus system throughout the Ozark region. The city's major employer is Springdale-Ozark High School, which is located in the town's downtown area. Springdale has a population of about 3,000 people (as of the 2010 census) The town's population is about 4,000 (as calculated by the 2010 Census). The city is located on the U.S. Census Bureau's Western Slope of the Ozarks, which includes the towns of Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale, and Ozark, as well as parts of Hot Springs, Little Rock, and Marietta. The town is home to the Springdale Memorial Hospital, which was built in the early 1900s. The hospital was the first hospital in the United States to be fully equipped with a neonatal intensive care unit (NIC). The town has one of the highest levels of obesity in the state, with more than 1,500 people per square mile.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas = 82. 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 55. 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 61. 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 Springdale = 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 ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 84,161 individuals with a median age of 31.6 age the population grows by 40.44% in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,710.69 residents per square mile of area (660.50/km²). There are average 2.84 people per household in the 22,441 households with an average household income of $45,037 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.70% 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 31.24%. The number of physicians in Springdale per 100,000 population = 230.3.


The annual rainfall in Springdale = 44.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 8.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 97. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 215. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 26.4 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 Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas which are owned by the occupant = 56.47%. 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 = $129,100 and home appreciation of -8.40%. 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 $7.98 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.


The local school district spends $5,099 per student. There are 15.4 students for each teacher in the school, 392 students for each Librarian and 411 students for each Counselor. 3.28% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.23% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.83% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Springdale's population in Washington County, Arkansas of 1,251 residents in 1900 has increased 67,27-fold to 84,161 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.88% female residents and 50.12% male residents live in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.

    As of 2020 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas are married and the remaining 37.54% are single population.

  • 19 minutes is the average time that residents in Springdale 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.

    80.54% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.59% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.13% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.12% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas, 56.47% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.40% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.13% are vacant.

  • The 49.60% of the population in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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