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Encyclopedia > Rogers, Arkansas
Rogers, Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°19′46″N 94°08′29″W / 36.32944, -94.14139
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
Government
 - Mayor Steve Womack
Area
 - City  33.58 sq mi (86.97 km²)
 - Land  33.53 sq mi (86.85 km²)
 - Water  0.05 sq mi (0.12 km²)
 - Urban  281.81 sq mi (108.81 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 48,453
 - Density 1,157.96/sq mi (447.09/km²)
 - Urban 172,585
 - Metro 311,121
  City pop =2006 Special Census
Website: www.rogersarkansas.com
For the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area see Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area

Rogers is a suburban city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city is the ninth most populous in the state, with a total population of 38,829. In 2006, a special census determined that Rogers had a population of 48,666. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... 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. ... List of 75 counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas: See also Media:Blank county map of Arkansas. ... Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... 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. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is a four-county area including three Arkansas counties and one Missouri county, and anchored by the Arkansas cities of Fayetteville, Springdale, and Rogers — the states third, fourth and ninth largest cities, respectively. ... Benton 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. ... 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. ...


Rogers is famous as the location of the first Wal-Mart. It is also where comedian Will Rogers married Betty Blake. In June 2007, BusinessWeek Magazine ranked Rogers as 18th in the 25 best affordable suburbs in the South. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... William Penn Adair Will Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer, and actor. ...

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Geography

Rogers is located at 36°19′46″N, 94°8′29″W (36.329388, -94.141372)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 87.0 km² (33.6 mi²). 86.8 km² (33.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.15%) is water. 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 38,829 people, 14,005 households, and 10,209 families residing in the city. The population density was 447.1/km² (1,158.0/mi²). There were 14,836 housing units at an average density of 170.8/km² (442.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.75% 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 14,005 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,474, and the median income for a family was $45,876. Males had a median income of $30,911 versus $22,020 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,761. About 9.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Major highways

Interstate 540 (abbreviated I-540) in Arkansas is a spur to Fort Smith, Arkansas and Bentonville, Arkansas of Interstate 40; the Bentonville spur is proposed to become part of an expanded Interstate 49. ... U.S. Highway 62 runs from the US-Mexican border at El Paso, Texas at Niagara Falls, New York all the way to the US-Canadian border. ...

Education

  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • Rogers High School (Mountaineers), split into two campuses, one for sophomores and one for upperclassmen. The city and school administration have historically opposed the creation of a separate high school, in part because of a possible dilution of the Rogers football program. Nonetheless, a second high school will be opened by 2008. There has been some controversy related to the name and mascot of the second high school. Overcrowding, a serious problem for the past few years, may continue even after a new high school opens. In 1996, Rogers High School was ranked by Newsweek as being 771 among the top 1000 high schools in America based on the number of students taking AP Tests.

Airports

Carter Field, Rogers' municipal airport, is home to Wal-Mart's air fleet. Most commercial aviation goes through the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA), located about 15 miles west of Rogers in Highfill, Arkansas. 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. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 36°19′46″N 94°08′29″W / 36.329388, -94.141372Coordinates: 36°19′46″N 94°08′29″W / 36.329388, -94.141372

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