Centerton, Arkansas

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Centerton is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,146 at the 2000 census and 5,621 at a special census in November 2005. A tornado destroyed 40 homes, damaged 150, and injured 12 people on March 12, 2006.

Centerton is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Centerton is located at 36°21′42″N 94°17′12″W / 36.36167°N 94.28667°W / 36.36167; -94.28667 (36.361541, -94.286543).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²); all of it is land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,146 people, 730 households, and 602 families residing in the city. The population density was 533.8 people per square mile (206.1/km²). There were 796 housing units at an average density of 198.0/sq mi (76.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.37% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. 4.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 730 households out of which 50.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,600, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $31,216 versus $22,731 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,530. About 6.2% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

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