Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville: The most populous city in Washington County, Arkansas. It is located on the Arkansas River in northwestern Arkansas. Fayetteville is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the University of Arkansas campus and the Fayetteville Arts Center.


Fayetteville is a city located in the county of Washington in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 73,580. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 89,576 inhabitants.

The city was created 118 years ago in 1905.

Fayetteville is located in northwest Arkansas along the White River. It was founded in 1828 and incorporated in 1836. The University of Arkansas was established in Fayetteville in 1871, furthering its growth.

Key Facts About Fayetteville

Population: Approximately 87,000 as of 2019

Economy: Major employers in Fayetteville are the University of Arkansas and Washington Regional Medical Center. Key industries include education, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.

Geography: Fayetteville sits at the southern end of the Ozark Mountains. It encompasses nearly 60 square miles in area. The Razorback Regional Greenway offers many trails.

Things to Do in Fayetteville

Top attractions and activities in Fayetteville include:

  • University of Arkansas Campus - Home to museums, sports venues, and scenic architecture perfect for strolling.
  • Historic Downtown Square - Filled with restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries with a lively local vibe.
  • Botanical Garden of the Ozarks - Sprawling gardens with picturesque trails, native plants, and seasonal flower displays.
  • Razorback Athletics - Fayetteville hosts SEC powerhouse Arkansas teams in football, basketball, baseball and more.
  • Mount Sequoyah Woods - Peaceful nature preserve with hiking trails through the woods and great city views.

In summary, Fayetteville blends Ozark Mountain charm with a youthful, artistic culture anchored by the University of Arkansas.

Fayetteville locator map
Location of Fayetteville on Arkansas map.

Quick Facts about Fayetteville

Population : 89,576 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Arkansas (United States)
County : Washington County
Postal code : 72701–72704
Phone Area Codes : 479
Water as percent of area : 2.53%
Land as percent of area : 97.47%
Named for : Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette
Altitude : 1,401 feet / 427 meters
Capital city : Fayetteville is capital of Washington County
Establishment : January 01, 1906 (118 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 03:18:16 (24th May 2024)
Population growth : 17.86% (2010-2020)
Fayetteville UA image
Fayetteville UA
Fayetteville UA image


Fayetteville is located at 36°3'45"N 94°9'27"W (36.0625800, -94.1574300).

Fayetteville map


The population of Fayetteville increased by 17.86% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1840 425 -
2010 73,580 99.42% census
2011 75,604 2.68% estimation process
2012 76,969 1.77% estimation process
2013 78,652 2.14% estimation process
2014 80,417 2.19% estimation process
2015 82,332 2.33% estimation process
2016 83,620 1.54% estimation process
2017 85,587 2.3% estimation process
2018 86,615 1.19% estimation process
2019 87,590 1.11% estimation process
2020 89,576 2.22% estimation process

Fayetteville zip code is 72701. County name: Washington, County fips: 05143

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Schools in Fayetteville

College & universities near Fayetteville, AR

Code Name City ZIP
106397 University of Arkansas Fayetteville (AR) 72701
450119 Blue Cliff College-Fayetteville Fayetteville (AR) 72703
107789 Paul Mitchell the School-Arkansas Fayetteville (AR) 72703
107220 Career Academy of Hair Design Springdale (AR) 72764-7128
107488 Northwest Technical Institute Springdale (AR) 72764

Post offices near Fayetteville

Post Office Name City ZIP
Fayettevill Post Office Fayetteville (AR) 72701
Cb Cra Post Office Fayetteville (AR) 72703
Greenland Post Office Greenland (AR) 72737
Farmington Post Office Farmington (AR) 72730
Springdal Post Office Springdale (AR) 72764

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Other cities in Washington County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Washington County , AR.

City Name Population Title
Springdale 81,115 The most populous city in Washington County, Arkansas.
Farmington 7,569 City in Arkansas, USA
Prairie Grove 7,049 City in Arkansas, USA
Tontitown 6,065 Township in Washington County, Arkansas
Elkins 3,664 Township in Washington County, Arkansas
Johnson 3,634 City in Arkansas, USA
West Fork 2,623 City in Arkansas, USA
Lincoln 2,473 City in Arkansas, USA
Elm Springs 2,418 City in Arkansas, USA
Goshen 1,985 Town in Arkansas, United States
Greenland 1,397 City in Arkansas, USA
Winslow 416 City in Washington County, Arkansas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Fayetteville distances to largest Arkansas cities