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Springdale, Arkansas
—  City  —

Location in Washington County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°10′53″N 94°8′45″W
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Washington, Benton
 – Total 31.3 sq mi (81.1 km2)
 – Land 31.3 sq mi (81.1 km2)
 – Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,322 ft (403 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 69,797
 – Density 1,463.2/sq mi (564.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-66080
GNIS feature ID 0078436

Springdale is a city in Washington and Benton counties in the northwestern region of Arkansas in the United States. According to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 69,797.

Along with Bentonville, Rogers, and FayettevilleSpringdale is one of four primary cities that comprise the Northwest Arkansas region, the state’s second most populous metropolitan area. Springdale is the central city in Northwest Arkansas, situated in the southeastern center of the Springfield Plateau, the westernmost portion of the Ozark PlateauSpringdale is the second-largest city in Northwest Arkansas and currently Arkansas’s fourth-largest city, behind Little Rock, Fort Smith, and Fayetteville.

Springdale is the location of the headquarters of Tyson Foods Inc., the largest meat producing company in the world, and has been dubbed the “Chicken Capital of the World” by several publications. Locals often refer to it as “Chickenopolis” due to the high volume of chicken-hauling semi-tractor trailers. Springdale is also the headquarters of Fuels & Supplies, the leading fuel supplier of Northwest Arkansas.




Springdale was founded in 1838. It was originally known as Shiloh.

In 1840 a Baptist Church was founded in the town. The building was burned down during the American Civil War but rebuilt in 1868. In 1878 the town was incorporated with the name of Springdale.



Springdale is located at 36°10′53″N 94°8′45″W (36.181426, -94.145920)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.3 square miles (81.1 km²), of which, 31.3 square miles (81.1 km²) of it is land, and 0.03% is water.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 198
1890 906 357.6%
1900 1,251 38.1%
1910 1,755 40.3%
1920 2,263 28.9%
1930 2,763 22.1%
1940 3,319 20.1%
1950 5,835 75.8%
1960 10,076 72.7%
1970 16,783 66.6%
1980 23,458 39.8%
1990 29,941 27.6%
2000 45,798 53.0%
2010 69,797 52.4%

As of the census of 2010, there were 69,797 people, 22,805 households, and 16,640 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 64.7% White, 0.82%Black or African American, 1.8% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 5.7% Pacific Islander, 22% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. 35.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

According to the 2000 Census statistics, there was a significant community of about 4,000 Marshall Islanders. This estimate is projected to have heavily increased since then.

There were 22,805 households, out of which 46.0% had individuals under 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02, and the average family size was 3.54.

In the city the population had a median age was 29.6 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.


In 2008, the Wichita Wranglers minor league baseball team of the Texas League moved to Springdale and play baseball in Arvest Ballpark as the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

In 2008-10, the city was recognized as part of the “Playful City USA” initiative by KaBOOM! created to honor cities that ensure that their children have great places to play.



  • Ecclesia College
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College

High schools

Junior high schools

  • Central Junior High
  • George Junior High
  • Shiloh Christian School
  • Southwest Junior High

Middle schools

  • J.O. Kelly Middle School
  • Helen Tyson Middle School
  • Hellstern Middle School
  • Shiloh Christian School

Elementary schools

  • Bayyari Elementary
  • Elmdale Elementary
  • George Elementary
  • Harp Elementary
  • J.B. Hunt Elementary
  • Jones Elementary
  • Lee Elementary
  • Parson Hills Elementary
  • Monitor Elementary
  • Shaw Elementary
  • Shiloh Christian School
  • Smith Elementary
  • Tyson Elementary
  • Walker Elementary
  • Westwood Elementary
  • Young Elementary
  • Turnbow Elementary



Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill, Arkansas serves Springdale and other communities in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metropolitan area.

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