After 24.2% population growth in Northwest Arkansas from 2010 to 2020, the region continued showing strong growth through 2021, topping the Arkansas population charts.
- Top of the list: Both Bentonville and Benton County grew almost 5% from 2020 to 2021, the fastest city and county wide growth metrics in the state. This makes Bentonville the 28th fastest growing city in the nation with a population over 50,000.
- Honorable mention: Of the larger cities in Arkansas, Rogers and Fayetteville ranked 3rd and 4th in population growth at 1.9% and 1.8%, behind Bentonville and Conway.
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