72nd Fastest Growing County In the Nation
Benton County, Arkansas
Benton County is the 72nd fastest growing county in the US
based on rate of growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for
all counties that began the century with more than ten
thousand inhabitants, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau
Benton County which was established in 1836, grew in
population to 153,346 by the year 2000. In the six years that
marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased
the number of inhabitants by 27.8 percent bringing the
estimated total population in July 2006 to 196,045.
The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Benton
County the fastest growing county in the Natural State of
Arkansas and the 72nd fastest in the nation.
The median value for a home within the 843 square mile
jurisdiction of Benton County was $94,800 in 2000 but the
Bureau had no statistics on home value for 2006. Determining
how the rapid growth may have affected the value of homes in
the area is difficult but the current auctions that follow
should give some indication.