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Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge, Arkansas

  •   State: 
    Benton County
    Pea Ridge
      County FIPS: 
    36°26′58″N 94°07′20″W
      Area total: 
    7.58 sq mi (19.64 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.58 sq mi (19.64 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    1,312 ft (400 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    864.96 residents per square mile of area (333.94/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Pea Ridge is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population of Pea Ridge was 4,794 at the 2010 census, which was a 104.3 percent increase over the 2000 census number of 2,346. The official history of the town dates to August 6, 1850, when its first post office was established. The town was laid out by Robert Carroll Foster, with Robert H. Wallace serving as the first postmaster. At first, the town's name was one word, Pearidge, but it soon was changed to two. The name is derived from a combination of the physical location of the original settlement and for the hog peanuts or turkey peas that had been originally cultivated by Native American tribes centuries before European settlement. It is not known exactly how long the Native Americans who occupied the area that became northwest Arkansas were here. But it is known that the Osage Indians were roaming on lands north of the Arkansas River. They were roving bands, very venturesome, and known to delight in making war on their neighbors. The Quapaw tribe also roamed northwest Arkansas. They loved fishing, hunting and a more peaceful way of life, unlike the fighting Indians. It's thought that the tribes of this area were more settled and were actually farmers in their way. The city's namesake wild peas are believed to be a product of this early farming, since it would have taken many years of preparation and cultivation to produce them.Prior to the American Civil War, the area roads were few and undeveloped. Access from other regions was by horse, wagon or stagecoach.


Archeologists from the University of Arkansas have determined the first people to occupy the area were Bluff Dwellers or Rock Shelter Indians. The Quapaw tribe also roamed northwest Arkansas. It is known that the tribes of this area were more settled and were actually farmers in their way. White settlers first began staking claims in the Pea Ridge area during the decade prior to Arkansas statehood in 1836. The official history of the town dates to August 6, 1850, when its first post office was established. The town's namesake wild peas are believed to be a product of this early farming, since it would have taken many years of preparation and cultivation to produce them. It was burned down by Union soldiers and never rebuilt in the Civil War. The first skirmish of the Battle of Pea. Ridge was fought at the Foster farm in what is now known as Winton Springs. The area is now mostly on mostly on what is known as the Elkhorn Mountain Range. It has a population of about 2,000 people, about half of whom live in the town of about 1,500 people. The city's name was originally Pearidge, but it soon was changed to two words, Pearidge and Pea, and it is now just one word, Pea-Ridge. It also has a number of historic buildings, including the Miser Chapel, a Methodist church, a school, and a big campground near the big spring. The Miser's Chapel was destroyed by the Union soldiers in the war and was never rebuilt.


Pea Ridge is located in northern Benton County at 36°2652N 94°70W (36.447822, -94.116691) The city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²), all land. Arkansas Highway 94 is the main road through the city, leading south 8 miles (13 km) to the center of Rogers and northwest 6 miles (10 km)to the Missouri border. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's population in 2010 was 2,816. The city is located on the Arkansas River, which runs through the northern part of the county. The Arkansas River is a tributary of the Little Piney River which flows into the Mississippi River. The river is also known as the "Prairie River" because it runs through Pea Ridge National Military Park, which is in the north of the city. The town has a population of 2,716. It is located near the Arkansas-Missouri border and the Missouri-Arkansas border. It has a latitude and longitude of 36.2652 N 94.70W. The area is covered by the Arkansas National Forest, which stretches from north to south. It also includes the Arkansas and Missouri state lines, which run from east to west. The state capital, Rogers, is located just south of the river, and is the only city in the county that is not located in the National Forest. The population of Rogers is 2,638.


As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,559 people, 2,021 households, and 1,455 families residing in the city. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 90.7% white, 0.7%, 0.9% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 2.0% from two or more races and 5.8% Hispanic or Latino. The median income for a household was $37,244, and $42,222 for a family. The per capita income for the city was $15,149. Out of the total population, 9.9%. of those under the age of 18 and 7.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Pea Ridge is located on the U.S. Turnpike, which runs through the center of the town. The city is home to the National Park Service, which provides services such as trails, parks, trails, and trails for hikers and bikers. It is also the location of the National Mall, which is a major tourist attraction for the area. The National Mall is located in the heart of the city, and was built in the early 1900s. It was the site of the World War II-era American Civil Rights Movement. It also hosts the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which dates back to the 1920s. The U.N. World Heritage Site is also based in the town, which was founded in the mid-19th century.


Pea Ridge is zoned to the Pea Ridge School District. A small section of the town is zoning to Rogers Public Schools. The town's high school is located in Rogers. The school district is the largest school district in the area. It is home to the comprehensive high school of the former district. The high school was built in the 1970s. It was the first high school in the town's history to be built on a football field. It opened its doors to the public in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the school was expanded to include a track and field facility. It closed in the 2000s after a fire destroyed the track. It reopened in the 2010s as a new high school, the first of its kind in the state. The community is also home to a golf course, which opened in the late 1990s. The golf course is one of the largest in the region. It has been named after a local golfer, who died in a car accident in the early 2000s.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 76. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Pea Ridge = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 6,559 individuals with a median age of 35.2 age the population grows by 25.43% in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 864.96 residents per square mile of area (333.94/km²). There are average 2.69 people per household in the 1,080 households with an average household income of $46,886 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.30% of the available work force and has dropped -1.53% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.64%. The number of physicians in Pea Ridge per 100,000 population = 118.


The annual rainfall in Pea Ridge = 45.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 10.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 90. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 217. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 25.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas which are owned by the occupant = 73.06%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 22 years with median home cost = $109,200 and home appreciation of -6.51%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.85 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,974 per student. There are 14 students for each teacher in the school, 207 students for each Librarian and 362 students for each Counselor. 3.80% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.35% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 1.44% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pea Ridge's population in Benton County, Arkansas of 1,033 residents in 1900 has increased 6,35-fold to 6,559 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.54% female residents and 49.46% male residents live in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas.

    As of 2020 in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas are married and the remaining 34.06% are single population.

  • 24.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Pea Ridge require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.86% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.23% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 3.20% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas, 73.06% are owner-occupied homes, another 21.01% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.93% are vacant.

  • The 53.21% of the population in Pea Ridge, Benton County, Arkansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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