Fayetteville, Arkansas

county seat of Washington County, Arkansas, United States

Fayetteville is a city and county seat of Washington County in the state of Arkansas in the United States of America.

Fayetteville
City of Fayetteville
Clockwise from top: Fayetteville skyline around the Historic Square, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Old Main, Wilson Park, the Fayetteville Depot, and the Washington County Courthouse.
Nickname(s): 
"Track Capital of the World",[1] "The Hill"[2]
Motto(s): 
Regnat Populus (the people rule)
Location in Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountyWashington
Founded1828
IncorporatedNovember 3, 1836
Rechartered1867
Named fororiginally George Washington, renamed after Fayetteville, Tennessee
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorLioneld Jordan
 • City Council
Area
 • City55.2 sq mi (143 km2)
 • Land53.8 sq mi (139 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
Elevation
1,400 ft (427 m)
Population
 • City73,580
 • Estimate 
(2014)[5]
80,621
 • Density1,366.3/sq mi (527.5/km2)
 • Urban
295,083 (US: 129th)
 • Metro
491,966 (US: 106th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP codes
72701–72704
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-23290
GNIS feature ID0076914
WebsiteCity of Fayetteville
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fayetteville, Arkansas

It is also home to the University of Arkansas, which is the state's largest university.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "#28 Fayetteville, AR". Best Places For Business And Careers. Forbes. 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  2. Bartholomew, Dustin (November 9, 2009). "Does Fayetteville really need a nickname?". Fayetteville Flyer. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  3. Gill, Todd (December 18, 2012). "City Council recap for Dec. 18, 2012". Fayetteville Flyer. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  5. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  6. "Comprehensive Arkansas Higher Education Annual Report" (PDF). Arkansas Department of Higher Education. December 1, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2013.