Fayetteville, Arkansas Population 2024

103,801

Fayetteville is a city located in Benton County, Madison County, and Washington County Arkansas. Fayetteville has a 2024 population of 103,801. It is also the county seat of Washington County. Fayetteville is currently growing at a rate of 2.22% annually and its population has increased by 9.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 94,769 in 2020.

The average household income in Fayetteville is $84,823 with a poverty rate of 21.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fayetteville is 28.5 years, 28.3 years for males, and 28.8 years for females.

Fayetteville Demographics

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

  • White: 78.46%
  • Two or more races: 9.17%
  • Black or African American: 5.38%
  • Other race: 3.1%
  • Asian: 2.91%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Land Area (mi²)
54.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,895.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
9.53% (9,032)
The current population of Fayetteville, Arkansas is 103,801 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 94,769.

Fayetteville, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White74,55378.46%
Two or more races8,7139.17%
Black or African American5,1165.38%
Other race2,9463.1%
Asian2,7612.91%
Native American7410.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1920.2%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fayetteville Population by Race

Fayetteville Population Pyramid 2024

Fayetteville Median Age

28.5

Total

28.3

Male

28.8

Female

Fayetteville Adults

There are 78,422 adults, (8,938 of whom are seniors) in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Age Dependency

36.8

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fayetteville Sex Ratio

Female47,52850.02%
Male47,49449.98%

Fayetteville Population by Age

Fayetteville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All39,7632.2140.259.8
Non Family20,8001.5423.876.2
Married13,7282.9768.931.1
Female3,1992.9732.167.9
Male2,0362.6626.573.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

40.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fayetteville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3532.5%
9th to 12th Grade1,2562.32%
High School Graduate10,96520.26%
Some College9,61317.76%
Associates Degree3,5006.47%
Bachelors Degree14,92327.57%
Graduate Degree12,52023.13%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fayetteville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fayetteville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White43,43941,91323,094
2+ Races4,2233,9661,829
Hispanic3,1152,4581,061
Black2,3882,147651
Asian1,4771,4301,013
Other Race1,329949468
Native American30426171
Islander116491

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.58%.

Fayetteville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$48,585$54,625$41,987
Less Than 9th Grade$23,380$24,701$19,764
High School Graduate$34,235$37,299$30,986
Some College$40,346$47,527$35,982
Bachelors Degree$51,359$58,156$47,686
Graduate Degree$72,159$85,000$61,113

$48,585

Average Earnings

$54,625

Average Male

$41,987

Average Female

Fayetteville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fayetteville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fayetteville Language

92% of Fayetteville residents speak only English, while 8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.19% of the population.

Fayetteville Language

Fayetteville Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White67,02013,23119.74%
Multiple8,2622,02124.46%
Hispanic6,9821,67323.96%
Black4,2221,34031.74%
Asian2,39258224.33%
Other2,94549216.71%
Native64818728.86%
Islander1252016%

21.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.29%

Male Poverty Rate

23.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fayetteville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fayetteville is Black, with 31.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fayetteville is Islander, with 16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.51%.

Fayetteville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.58%
High School20.43%
Some College15%
Bachelors or Greater5.56%

Fayetteville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40.61%
Female Unemployed26.76%
Female Employed14.49%
Male Employed9.35%

Fayetteville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fayetteville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,881$84,823
Families$85,775$116,384
Married Families$107,819$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,051$55,007

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fayetteville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Fayetteville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fayetteville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fayetteville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fayetteville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,541

Number of Veterans

3,984

Male Veterans

557

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War1,581
First Gulf War1,060
Vietnam1,023
Korea292
World War II78

Fayetteville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 541,410
55 to 64840
75+829
18 to 34774
65 to 74688

Fayetteville Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,6685.81%
2+ Races4396.96%
Hispanic4328.48%
Black2275.9%
Other Race1708.21%
Asian261.17%
Native American101.67%
Islander10.62%

Fayetteville Veterans by Race

Fayetteville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fayetteville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fayetteville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fayetteville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fayetteville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.61%

Born in Fayetteville

94.1%

Native Born

5.9%

Foreign Born

4.1%

Non Citizen

1.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.1% of Fayetteville residents were born in the United States, with 46.61% having been born in Arkansas. 4.1% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fayetteville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029115,0912,2582%
2028112,8332,2582.04%
2027110,5752,2582.08%
2026108,3172,2582.13%
2025106,0592,2582.18%
2024103,8012,2582.22%
2023101,5432,2582.27%
202299,2851,9572.01%
202197,3282,5592.7%
202094,7697,2518.29%
201987,5188060.93%
201886,7121,0501.23%
201785,6621,9862.37%
201683,6761,2751.55%
201582,4011,9292.4%
201480,4721,7762.26%
201378,6961,6972.2%
201276,9991,3751.82%
201175,6241,6572.24%
201073,96715,92027.43%
200058,04715,94837.88%
199042,0995,49115%
198036,6085,87919.13%
197030,72910,45551.57%
196020,2743,20318.76%
195017,0718,859107.88%
19408,21281811.06%
19307,3942,03237.9%
19205,36289119.93%
19104,47141010.1%
19004,0611,11938.04%
18902,94200%
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Fayetteville Population by Year