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Cost of Living

Using an index number of 100 as the national average, the Northwest Arkansas area is ranked well below the national average cost of living at 86.8. This means it costs 13.4% less to live in Northwest Arkansas than the average city in America.

 

Income

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the U.S. Department of Commerce, 2015 per capita personal income for NWA was $52,509.  The 10-year average annual growth rate of per capita income was 4.31% compared to the national average growth rate of about 1%.  Data prepared by the Arkansas Department of Economic Development (ESRI report) estimate average household income for Rogers, Arkansas at $77,579 for 2016, with an expected increase to $85,500 by 2021.

 

Sales Tax

State of Arkansas: 6.5%*
City of Rogers: 2%
City of Lowell: 2%
Benton County: 1%

*0.5% not applicable to food and food ingredients

 

Real Estate & Personal Property Tax

Arkansas does not collect a state property tax. However, cities and counties collect property tax, which is the principal source of revenue for those units of government. In Benton County, assessments are made on all property, real and personal. The assessment on real estate is 20% of the true or market value. Personal property tax assessment is 20% of the usual value of such property.

Tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: (2014)

 

ROGERS

City of Rogers $4.80
Benton County $6.90
Rogers School District $38.40
NWA Community College $2.60
Total: $52.70

 

ROGERS RESIDENTS IN BENTONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT

City of Rogers $4.80
Benton County $6.90
Rogers School District $43.70
NWA Community College $2.60
Total: $58.00

 

LOWELL

City of Lowell $5.10
Benton County $6.90
Rogers School District $38.40
NWA Community College $2.60
Total: $53.00

** Tax information is subject to change. For the most accurate information, call the Benton County Assessor’s Office, 479-271-1037

 

Income Tax

Arkansas traditionally ranks low in per capita state taxes. State Income Tax is based on income and levied on residents and non-residents, individuals, estates and trusts. The indexed tax tables are based on the following brackets:
At Least Not More Than Tax Rate
$0 $4,199 1.0%
$4,200 $8,299 2.5% plus $41.99
$8,300 $12,399 3.5% plus $144.99
$12,400 $20,699 4.5% plus $287.99
$20,700 $35,599 6.0% plus $661.49
$35,600 and over 7.0% plus $1,555.49
 

 

Utilities

Depending on where you will be living or operating your business in Rogers and Lowell, a listing of utilities and their websites are included below. 

WATER SERVICE
Rogers Water Utilities
601 S. Second St.
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 621-1142

Springdale Water Utilities
526 Oak Avenue
Springdale, AR  72764
(479) 751-5751
(479) 756-3657 (after hours) 

ELECTRIC SERVICE
Carroll Electric
AEP/SWEPCO

SOLID WASTE
City of Rogers
The City of Rogers contracts with Inland Services Corporation to provide solid waste disposal for residential customers. Inland Services Corporation provides weekly curbside pick-up and recycling services.

City of Lowell
The city of Lowell contracts with Waste Management to provide solid waste disposal for residential customers. Waste Management provides weekly curbside pick-up and recycling services. 
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NATURAL GAS SERVICE
SourceGas Arkansas Inc.
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Demographics

Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the United States.  Population for the region reached over 500,000 in 2014 and an average of 25 people move into the area each day.  Benton County is the second largest county in the state of Arkansas with over 245,000 residents.  Rogers, Arkansas is the 8th largest city in the state.
 
2010 Census Households Family Non-Family Avg per household  
Rogers 19,675 14,000 5,675 2.82  
  100% 71.20% 28.80%    
Lowell 2,677 1,869 808 2.74  
  100% 69.80% 30.20%    
           
           
2010 Census Total
Housing Units
Occupied
Housing
Owner
Occupied
Renter
Occupied
Vacant
Housing Units
Rogers 22,022 19,675 11,655 8,020 2,347
  100% 89.30% 59.20% 40.80% 10.70%
Lowell 2,867 2,677 1,745 932 190
  100% 93.40% 65.20% 34.80% 6.60%
           
% population by age        
2010 Census Population 18-24 25-34 35-49 50+
MSA 463,204 10.90% 15.00% 19.90% 27.30%
Rogers 55,964 9.40% 15.20% 21.50% 23.70%
Fayetteville 73,580 23% 18.60% 16% 20.80%
Springdale 69,797 9.90% 16.50% 19.40% 21.90%
Arkansas 2,915,918 9.60% 12.90% 19.60% 33.40%
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