Tontitown, Arkansas

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Tontitown is a city in Washington County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 942 at the 2000 census. Tontitown is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Tontitown was founded in the late 19th century, mostly by Italian settlers. Since 1898, Tontitown has held an annual grape festival in mid-August, which celebrates the harvest and the town's Italian American heritage. The festival features a carnival, a craft fair and a homemade spaghetti dinner served to thousands.[1]



Tontitown is located at 36°10′45″N 94°14′48″W / 36.17917°N 94.24667°W / 36.17917; -94.24667 (36.179043, -94.246572)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 942 people, 351 households, and 273 families residing in the city. The population density was 134.2 people per square mile (51.8/km²). There were 368 housing units at an average density of 52.4/sq mi (20.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.28% White, 1.70% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 2.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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