What’s most remarkable in the new population estimates made public by the U.S. Census Bureau earlier today is the reported one-year growth in the small city of Tontitown and in much larger Bentonville.

The Census Bureau estimates Tontitown, which is just west of Springdale, saw its population swell by 25.1 percent between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016. It added more people to its population in a single year (702 new residents) than it did in the previous five years combined (335). Read More