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Encyclopedia > Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°4′35″N 94°9′39″W / 36.07639, -94.16083
County Washington County
Incorporated 1906
Government
 - Mayor Dan Coody
Area
 - City 115.2 km²  (44.5 sq mi)
 - Land 112.5 km² (43.4 sq mi)
 - Water 2.8 km² (1.1 sq mi)
Elevation 426.7 m (1,400 ft)
Population (2006)
 - City 67,158
 - Density 516.1/km² (1,336.6/sq mi)
 - Metro 420,876
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.accessfayetteville.org

Fayetteville is a college town in Washington County, Arkansas, USA and home to the University of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,047. However, a special census completed in June 2006 showed the population to be 67,158. [1] The city is the third most populous in Arkansas and serves as the county seat of Washington CountyGR6. It was also ranked 8th on Forbes Magazine's Top 10 Best Places in America for Business and Careers. [2] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... There is also a College Town next to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Berkshire, England. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ...

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Geography

Fayetteville is located at 36°4′35″N, 94°9′39″W (36.076379, -94.160912)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 115.2 km² (44.5 mi²). 112.5 km² (43.4 mi²) of it is land and 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²) of it (2.40%) is water. Fayetteville is in the Ozark Mountains. Fayetteville was also the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton while they both taught law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... This article is about the Ozark Plateau. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...


Demographics

As of the 2000 Census, there were 58,047 people, 23,798 households, and 12,136 families residing in the city. The population density was 516.1/km² (1,336.6/mi²). There were 25,467 housing units at an average density of 226.4/km² (586.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.50% White, 5.11% Black or African American, 1.26% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. 4.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Fayetteville was the second best educated city in Arkansas (after Maumelle) in the Census, proportionately, with 44.8% of adults age 25 or older holding an associate degree or higher, and 41.2% of adults possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher. However, the city had the highest percentage of adults with masters, doctorate, or professional degrees (17.9%). Maumelle is a city located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ...


There were 23,798 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.0% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.91. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18 , 25.7% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,345, and the median income for a family was $45,074. Males had a median income of $30,069 versus $22,693 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,311. 19.9% of the population and 11.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Points of interest

Dickson Street, the center of activity in Fayetteville.
Dickson Street, the center of activity in Fayetteville.
The Fayetteville Public Library
The Fayetteville Public Library
The Stone House
Partial view of the town square.

The city is served by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill, Arkansas. The airport also serves Springdale, Arkansas, Bentonville, Arkansas (home to Wal-Mart), Rogers, Arkansas, and all of Northwest Arkansas. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 1785 KB) The Fayetteville Public Library, opened in October 2004, winner of the 2005 Best Library of the Year award. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3072x2304, 1785 KB) The Fayetteville Public Library, opened in October 2004, winner of the 2005 Best Library of the Year award. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Fay_ar_the_stone_house. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Fay_ar_the_stone_house. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (840x541, 226 KB) Old Main, Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (840x541, 226 KB) Old Main, Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... Old Main is the oldest building on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (820 × 615 pixel, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) My pic. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (820 × 615 pixel, file size: 86 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) My pic. ... Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (IATA: XNA, ICAO: KXNA) is an airport located in Highfill, Arkansas, near Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Springdale, and Siloam Springs, Arkansas. ... Highfill is a town located in Benton County, Arkansas. ... Springdale is a city in Washington and Benton counties in Arkansas. ... Sam Waltons original Waltons Five and Dime, now the Wal-Mart Visitors Center, in the center of Bentonville Monument in homage to James H. Berry, the Confederacy, and the Southern Soldier, called by many Feddy, located in the town square of Bentonville, facing the Wal-Mart Visitor... For the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area see Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area Rogers is a suburban city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. ...


Some of Fayetteville's highlights include the town square, where a farmer's market is held from April through November, and Dickson Street, a main street that is lined with shops and restaurants and that leads through town to the University of Arkansas. The Walton Arts Center, located on Dickson Street (and named after members of the Walton family) is a performing arts center that puts on plays, concerts and other cultural events. Fayetteville was also the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton where they were married. The house has now been turned into a museum highlighting his early political life and features campaign memorabilia, a replica of Hillary's wedding dress, a photo gallery, and footage from his early campaign commercials[1]. The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 – April 6, 1992), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma was the founder of two American retailers Wal-Mart and Sams Club. ...


The Fayetteville Public Library, founded in 1916, relocated in October 2004 into a $23 million dollar building, which was the first "green" building in Fayetteville. On June 3, 2006, the library celebrated its 90th birthday. The Blair Library was awarded the 2005 Thomson Gale Library Journal Library of the Year award, and, as a testament to its popularity, has seen its popularity increase dramatically, with three times more items checked out in 2005 than in 1997 [3]. The library includes a local coffeeshop, Arsaga's, and hosts several events, including film festivals, book signings, and public forums throughout the year. 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Sustainable architecture applies techniques of sustainable design to architecture. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Library Journal is a trade publication for librarians. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...


Other points of interest include:

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks (86 acres) is a new botanical garden now taking shape near Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. The site is located at the Fayetteville-Springdale border on Crossover Road (Highway 265), and currently includes seasonal plantings in a small area, a wildflower meadow (1998), a lakeside hiking... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Bikes, Blues, and Barbeque is an annual motorcycle rally that takes place in Fayetteville, Arkansas (a college town). ... The Walton Arts Center is Arkansas largest performing arts center. ... Fayetteville High School is a public high school located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ...

Accolades

  • Named one of America's Most Livable Cities in 2004 and 2005[4]
  • Designated as one of the "Best Places to Live in America" by Money Magazine [5]
  • Ranks as the number 8 "Best Metro" in Forbes' 2007 list of "Best Places For Business And Careers" [6]
  • Ranked #1 for job growth by the Milken Institute in 2003 [7]
  • Listed in 50 Fabulous Places to Retire in America, 2nd edition
  • Featured in "Lifestyle Magazine", "Southern Living" and "The Best Towns in America"

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Notable natives and residents

William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947), was First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton. ... Ronnie Brewer (born March 20, 1985 in Portland, Oregon) is an American basketball player, who was the 14th pick of the 2006 NBA Draft, in which he was selected by the Utah Jazz. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The All-American Rejects is an American power pop band from Stillwater, Oklahoma. ... A skirt is a traditionally feminine tube- or cone-shaped garment which is worn from the waist and covers the legs. ... The Good Fear is a band from Fayetteville, AR. The band features current and former members of White Whale, Lucero, The New Amsterdams, The All-American Rejects, Shake Ray Turbine, Matt Suggs & Thee Higher Burning Fire, Skirt, The Paper Hearts, Woods Afire, and Fulton. ... The Paper Hearts is a Southern Indie Rock band that was formed in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2001 by Todd Gill (Lucero, The Good Fear) and Aaron Weidner (The New Tragedies). ... Veronica Campbell (born May 15, 1982) is a Track and Field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. ... Michael Alex Conley, Sr. ... Michael Alex Conley, Jr. ... Alistair Ian Cragg is an runner from Ireland in 2003 and competed for Ireland at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... Personal Information Birth April 28, 1966 ) (age 41) Carmichael, CA Height 5 ft 11 in (1. ... James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905–February 9, 1995) was a well-known member of the United States Senate representing Arkansas. ... Ellen Gilchrist (born February 20, 1935) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. ... We dont have an article called Donald Harington Start this article Search for Donald Harington in. ... Ronnie Hawkins, born January 10, 1935 in Huntsville, Arkansas, United States, is a pioneering rock and roll musician and cousin to fellow rockabilly pioneer Dale Hawkins. ... Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter. ... E. Fay Jones, (born 31 January 1921, died 31 August 2004) was a noted American architect and designer. ... Matt (or Matthew) Jones may refer to: Matt Jones, a British television writer. ... Darren McFadden (born August 27, 1987 in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is the 2006 All-American starting tailback for the University of Arkansas and the 2006 Doak Walker Award winner as the nations top running back. ... Thomas Alan Pagnozzi (born July 30, 1962 in Tucson, Arizona) is a former Major League Baseball player for the St. ... Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a politician in Arkansas. ... The New Amsterdams is a Lawrence, Kansas-based American indie rock band featuring Matthew Pryor, formerly of The Get Up Kids. ... The Paper Hearts is a Southern Indie Rock band that was formed in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2001 by Todd Gill (Lucero, The Good Fear) and Aaron Weidner (The New Tragedies). ... The Good Fear is a band from Fayetteville, AR. The band features current and former members of White Whale, Lucero, The New Amsterdams, The All-American Rejects, Shake Ray Turbine, Matt Suggs & Thee Higher Burning Fire, Skirt, The Paper Hearts, Woods Afire, and Fulton. ... Wallace Spearmon (born December 24, 1984) in Chicago, Illinois, USA is a sprint athlete. ... Track & Field News, the magazine, was founded in 1948 by brothers Bert Nelson & Cordner Nelson. ... Edward Durell Stone (1902 Fayetteville, Arkansas - 1978 New York City) was an American modernist twentieth century architect. ... John Marsh Tyson (born 14 July 1953) is an American judge, currently an Associate Justice on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. ... Bud Walton Arena Inside of Bud Walton Arena during a game. ... John Edward Williams (1922 - 1994) was a Texan teacher and writer best know for his novel Augustus. ... Miller Williams (born April 8, 1930) is an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. ... Donald Roller Wilson is an artist who uses some strange items in his paintings, such as dogs and cats, chimpanzees, dill pickles, wooden matches, olives, asparagus stalks, and even cigarettes. ... Washington National Cathedral has been the site of three presidential state funerals: for Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald W. Reagan, Gerald R. Ford and a presidential burial for Woodrow Wilson and a memorial service for Harry Truman. ...

References

  1. ^ City’s population nearing 70,000. Northwest Arkansas Times (2006-06-15). Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  2. ^ Best Places For Business And Careers. Forbes Magazine (2007-04-05). Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  3. ^ Fayetteville Public Library: History. Fayetteville Public Library (2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  4. ^ America's Most Livable: Fayetteville, AR. About Partners. Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  5. ^ MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Fayetteville, AR. Money Magazine (2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  6. ^ Best Places For Business And Careers. Forbes Magazine (2007-04-05). Retrieved on 2007-07-31.
  7. ^ Best Performing Cities: Where America’s Jobs are Created. Milken Institute (June 2003). Retrieved on 2007-07-31.

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External links

  • Fayetteville City webpage
  • History of Fayetteville's Jewish community (from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life)
  • Fayetteville Public Library
  • Fayetteville History
  • Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry: Fayetteville (Washington County)
  • Maps and aerial photos for 36°04′35″N 94°09′39″W / 36.076379, -94.160912Coordinates: 36°04′35″N 94°09′39″W / 36.076379, -94.160912
    • Maps from WikiMapia, Google Maps, Live Search Maps, Yahoo! Maps, or MapQuest
    • Topographic maps from TopoZone or TerraServer-USA

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Fayetteville, Arkansas - definition of Fayetteville, Arkansas in Encyclopedia (434 words)
Fayetteville is a city located in Washington County, Arkansas.
Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas.
The city is served by Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill, Arkansas.
Fayetteville, Arkansas - Fayetteveille High School (313 words)
At the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is 25 miles from the Arkansas-Missouri border and 14 miles from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border.
Fayetteville is part of the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) comprised of Washington and Benton counties.
Fayetteville's population is over 51,200 with a density of 1.66 persons per acre or 969 persons per square mile.
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