Bella Vista, Arkansas Population 2020

28,999
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Bella Vista is a city located in Arkansas. With a 2020 population of 28,999, it is the 16th largest city in Arkansas and the 1325th largest city in the United States. Bella Vista is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 9.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,461 in 2010. Spanning over 47 miles, Bella Vista has a population density of 640 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bella Vista is $82,816 with a poverty rate of 3.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $973 per month, and the median house value is $162,900. The median age in Bella Vista is 50.8 years, 49.3 years for males, and 52.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.

Bella Vista Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bella Vista was:

  • White: 94.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Native American: 0.97%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Bella Vista, Arkansas is 28,999, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,661.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,461.

Bella Vista, Arkansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26,80894.63%
Two or More Races6312.23%
Asian2770.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native2750.97%
Black or African American2470.87%
Some Other Race760.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.05%
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Bella Vista Population Pyramid 2020

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Bella Vista Median Age

50.8


Total

49.3


Male

52.3


Female

Bella Vista Adults

There are 23,352 adults, (9,092 of whom are seniors) in Bella Vista.

Bella Vista Age Dependency

98.7

Age Dependency Ratio

63.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Bella Vista Sex Ratio

Female

14,755

52.09%

Male

13,573

47.91%

Bella Vista Households and Families

Bella Vista Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bella Vista Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.3%7.7%
Male92.1%7.9%
All86.6%13.4%
Non Family79.6%20.4%
Female61.8%38.2%

86.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1622.3286.6
Married7,7142.7292.3
Non Family3,4681.1879.6
Female8033.1461.8
Male1773.192.1

2.74

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bella Vista Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1390.63%
9th to 12th Grade5862.67%
High School Graduate5,94827.05%
Some College6,03727.46%
Associates Degree1,9789.00%
Bachelors Degree4,91922.37%
Graduate Degree2,37810.82%
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Bella Vista Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,76420,0926,873
Hispanic408394108
Multiple Races335322177
Black19918143
Native American18418443
Asian13612867
Other Race232312
Islander1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 52.84%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,635$46,423$39,036
Less Than High School$$27,639$
High School Grad$35,746$39,250$32,434
Some College$40,525$45,563$33,661
Bachelors Degree$52,816$65,250$46,364
Graduate Degree$56,724$54,028$61,149

$41,635

Average Earnings

$46,423

Average Male

$39,036

Average Female

Bella Vista Language

Bella Vista Language by Age

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Bella Vista Language

97.89% of Bella Vista residents speak only English, while 2.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.91% of the population.

Bella Vista Poverty

Bella Vista Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,9881,0183.92%
Multiple6318112.84%
Hispanic851344.00%

3.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.65%

Male Poverty Rate

4.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bella Vista

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bella Vista is Multiple, with 12.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bella Vista is White, with 3.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.99%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.57%
High School4.33%
Some College3.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.12%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed17.03%
Female Unemployed12.79%
Female Employed2.39%
Male Employed1.83%

Bella Vista Income

Bella Vista Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$66,094$82,816
Families$78,611$94,711
Married Families$80,762-
Non Families$37,835$51,669
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Bella Vista Marital Status

Bella Vista Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

65.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.8%

Male Marriage Rate

62.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bella Vista Married by Age and Sex

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Bella Vista Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bella Vista Marital Status by Race

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Bella Vista Veterans

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3,571

Number of Veterans

3,323

Male Veterans

248

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,417
First Gulf War586
Korea571
Second Gulf War431
World War II153
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,239
65 to 741,146
35 to 54520
55 to 64460
18 to 34206
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,48515.63%
2 or More348.83%
Indian3013.27%
Black2211.06%
Hispanic182.87%

Bella Vista Veterans by Education

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3.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bella Vista Employment Status

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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29.70%

Born in Arkansas

98.01%

Native Born

1.99%

Foreign Born

0.45%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.01% of Bella Vista residents were born in the United States, with 29.70% having been born in Arkansas. 0.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,9991690.59%
201928,8301690.59%
201828,6611210.42%
201728,5401690.60%
201628,3712841.01%
201528,0871480.53%
201427,9391030.37%
201327,8361660.60%
201227,6704881.80%
201127,1825892.21%
201026,5930.00%