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Time Zone: Benton County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bentonville is the Seat for Benton County.

Benton County was founded in 1836 and was created by taking area from WashingtonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Benton had a population of 225,504 people. This is an increase of 47% since the last Census (which gave a population of 153,406 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Benton represented 5.74% of the total population of Arkansas, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 75 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010221,339+44.28%-1.85% since 2009
2009225,504+47%+2.74% since 2008
2008219,494+43.08%+4.04% since 2007
2000153,406The Last Census

More information can be found on the Benton County Census Page for Benton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Benton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Benton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Springdale   68,49045,79849.55% increase  
Rogers   59,01738,82952% increase  
Bentonville   36,85719,73086.8% increase  
Siloam Springs   14,87210,84337.16% increase  
Centerton   8,6372,146302.5% increase  

Websites for Benton County

Official Website:   www.co.benton.ar.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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