Fayetteville’s Remarkable Growth Is Confirmed Best In State

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ARKANSAS (KFSM) — The Northwest Arkansas cities of Fayetteville, Bentonville, Centerville, Goshen and Cave Springs were among the most remarkable growth stories in the most recent year, according to the new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

The estimates were made public last week, showing Fayetteville added 1,602 people to its population between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. Fayetteville added more people than any city in the state with 80,621 residents.

Four Northwest Arkansas cities – Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale — added more than 1,200 residents apiece, the Census estimates. They were the only Arkansas cities to add more than 1,000 people.

Fayetteville actually grew faster than far larger cities across the U.S., exceeding places such as Des Moines, Spokane, Tucson, Wichita, Tulsa and Springfield, Missouri.