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Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Full nameFayetteville, Arkansas
Official nameFayetteville, Arkansas
Settlement typeCity
MottoRegnat Populus (the people rule)
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedNovember 3, 1836
Named fororiginally George Washington, renamed after Fayetteville, Tennessee
TypeMayor-City council
MayorLioneld Jordan
City CouncilAldermen
Adella Gray
Brenda Boudreaux
Mark Kinion
Matthew Petty
Justin Tennant
Bobby Ferrell
Rhonda Adams
Sarah Lewis
Total Area44.5 sq mi (115.3 km2)
Land Area43.4 sq mi (112.4 km2)
Water Area1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
Elevation1400 ft (426.7 m)
Total Population73580 (2010)
Density (pop.)515.9/km2 (1336.6/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)463204
Other information
Time zoneCentral (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)Central (UTC-5)
ZIP codes72701-72704
Area code479
FIPS code05-23290
GNIS feature ID0076914

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Fayetteville is the county seat of Washington County, and the third largest city in Arkansas. The city is centrally located within the county and is home to the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville is also deep in the Boston Mountains, a subset of The Ozarks. Known as Washington until 1829, the city was named after General Lafayette, a French general who helped the states gain freedom in the American Revolutionary War. It was first incorporated on November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city itself had a population of 73,580 at the 2010 Census.

Fayetteville is deeply tied to the University of Arkansas, which is the flagship university in the state. Fall and spring bring thousands of students to campus which dramatically change the complexion of Fayetteville. As a Southeastern Conference institution, thousands of Arkansas Razorbacks fans descend upon Fayetteville for home football, and basketball, and baseball games. The city also contains the University of Arkansas' track and field program which has won 42 national championships to date. Fayetteville was ranked as the 7th best college sports town and 8th for Business and Careers by Forbes. Kiplinger's 2008 "Best Cities to Work, Live and Play" list featured Fayetteville as #7. U.S. News ranked Fayetteville one of the best places to retire. Although based in nearby Bentonville, Walmart's impact on Fayetteville cannot be understated. The city hosts the Wal-Mart Shareholders Meetings each year at Bud Walton Arena and is home to several of Walmart's corporate partners.

Forbes Magazine also named the Fayetteville Springdale Rogers area as the second-best area in the United States for recovery from the current United States recession. Reasons cited were the presence of #1 Fortune 500 corporation Walmart being based in the area in addition to low unemployment (5.0%) compared to national averages.

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Lake Sequoyah boat docks to be razed, not rebuilt - WXVT Tweet this news
WXVT--AP - December 29, 2010 10:54 AM ET -FAYETTEVILLE-, Ark. (AP) - The city of -Fayetteville- plans to tear down four aging wooden boat docks on Lake Sequoyah early ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:57:14 GMT+00:00
First LEED certified apartments in Arkansas coming to Fayetteville - Fayetteville Flyer Tweet this news
Fayetteville Flyer--Guess what city is about to become home to the first LEED certified multi-family development in -Arkansas-? If you guessed -Fayetteville-, ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:29:14 GMT+00:00
Appeals court rules in favor of NW Ark. quarries - KSPR Tweet this news
KSPR--By AP LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that prevents the city of -Fayetteville- from exercising authority ... - Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:37:36 GMT+00:00
Third and Short - Bryan College Station Eagle Tweet this news
Bryan College Station Eagle---FAYETTEVILLE-, Ark. -- -Arkansas- forward Marshawn Powell has been suspended, the university announced prior to the Razorbacks' game with North Carolina A&T on ... - Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 06:54:48 GMT+00:00
Transparency in the Fayetteville shale - Arkansas Times (blog) Tweet this news
Arkansas Times (blog)---...- contends that the -Arkansas- Oil and Gas Commission rule on disclosure of chemicals used in fracking to tap gas deposits in the -Fayetteville- shale isn't ... - Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:57:39 GMT+00:00
Notes: Johnson Continues Early Season Success - Arkansas News Tweet this news
Arkansas News---FAYETTEVILLE- -Arkansas- center Delvon Johnson didn't really know how close he came to a triple-double in the 71-62 win against Seton ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 07:23:07 GMT+00:00
UA Gets Million-Dollar Grant For Car Charger Technology - Tweet this news -- Electrical engineering researchers at the University of -Arkansas- have been awarded a nearly $4-million grant to work on car chargers. ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 14:10:44 GMT+00:00
Hunt on for Shoplifter Who Struck Manager With Car - Tweet this news, -AR-) -- Authorities in northwest Arkansas are looking for a shoplifter who ran down a store manager in her car. ... - Date : Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:33:55 GMT+00:00
Fayetteville's First Ever Half Marathon - KSPR Tweet this news
KSPR--"Coldest 5k run here in NW -Arkansas- here in Northwest -Arkansas-, with the wind, that's what bothered me, the gusty 40mph wind," says Bob Stocklose, 5K Run. ... - Date : Mon, 13 Dec 2010 03:43:19 GMT+00:00
Texas Jury Returns $11.4 Million Verdict Against Southwestern Energy Subsidiary - Arkansas Business Online Tweet this news
Arkansas Business Online---...- in -Fayetteville- and, through its Seeco subsidiary, is the biggest natural gas operator in the -Fayetteville- Shale Play of north-central -Arkansas-. ... - Date : Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:38:40 GMT+00:00

Fayetteville's Top Employers
Climate : Former unincorporated communities
Employer 2001
1 University of Arkansas 1
2 Washington Regional Medical Center 3
3 Veterans Administration Medical 5
4 Washington County Government 7
5 Fayetteville School District 4
6 Superior Industries 2
7 City of Fayetteville 6
8 Arvest Bank 9
9 Ayrshire Electronics 10
10 Arkansas Western Gas 8

Municipalities and communities of Washington County, Arkansas

County seat: Fayetteville
CitiesElkins * Elm Springs * Farmington * Fayetteville * Greenland * Johnson * Lincoln * Prairie Grove * Springdale * Tontitown * West Fork * Winslow
Canehill * Durham * Summers
FootnotesThis populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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