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Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Welcome to Fayetteville ...

The city of Fayetteville is located in Northwest Arkansas.

Fayetteville is located in Washington County and is the County Seat for Washington County.

The location of Fayetteville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fayetteville has a population of 85,257 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Fayetteville is 1,330 feet [405 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Fayetteville is located in the (479) area code.

The ZIP codes for Fayetteville: 72701-72704<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fayetteville had a population of 73,580 people (which is 36.23% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Fayetteville the county's most populous community.

The population of Fayetteville represents 2.52% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 73,580 people, the population of Fayetteville increased 26.76% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 58,047 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fayetteville had an population of 85,257 people. This is an increase of 15.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.88% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fayetteville.

Communities near Fayetteville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Bentonville   [Map]   49,298   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bethel Heights   [Map]   2,762   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cave Springs   [Map]   4,432   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   3,055   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lowell   [Map]   9,215   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Prairie Grove   [Map]   5,714   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fayetteville.

Communities Also Named Fayetteville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Fayetteville - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fayetteville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fayetteville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fayetteville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fayetteville. Our list includes 61 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fayetteville:

Websites for Fayetteville ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fayetteville ...

Looking for more information about Fayetteville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fayetteville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fayetteville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fayetteville:

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fayetteville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fayetteville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fayetteville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fayetteville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Fayetteville includes: 72701, 72702, 72703 & 72704.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fayetteville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fayetteville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fayetteville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fayetteville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0729, Longitude: -94.1653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fayetteville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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