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Fayetteville is a city in Washington County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for Fayetteville, TN; another says it was named directly for the Marquis de Lafayette.

The latitude of Fayetteville is 36.062N. The longitude is -94.157W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,401 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 62,078.


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Median household income
Local
$31,345
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fayetteville demographic reports
Fayetteville is on the White River, near the Oklahoma border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 251. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· President Bill Clinton and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, who were married here
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Java Dave's, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Dogwood Festival - April 27-29, 2007
  • Arts Festival - Sept. 1-2, Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • First Night Fayetteville - Dec. 31, 2007
  • Bikes, Blues & BBQ - Oct. 3-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fayetteville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ozark National Forest, Devils Den State Park, Beaver Lake
Sports teams: Arkansas Stars (arena football)
Historic sites and museums: Arkansas Air Museum, Headquarters House, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, University Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Arkansas
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National index: 100
Local index: 109

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fayetteville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fayetteville-Springdale area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72703 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Fayetteville residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fayetteville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fayetteville was $18,311, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

41% of Fayetteville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Fayetteville include Mount Nord Historic District, Washington-Willow Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fayetteville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $916.


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Libraries in Fayetteville include Fayetteville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fayetteville include Northwest Arkansas Times

TV stations in Fayetteville include KAFT, KHOG.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUAF.

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Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fayetteville political report.

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Fayetteville restaurants taking online reservations include Bordinos ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Fayetteville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fayetteville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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