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Rogers, Arkansas
—  City  —
Location in Benton County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°19′46″N 94°08′29″W / 36.32944°N 94.14139°W / 36.32944; -94.14139
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
Government
 - Mayor Steve Womack[1]
Area
 - City 33.58 sq mi (86.97 km2)
 - Land 33.53 sq mi (86.85 km2)
 - Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
 - Urban 281.81 sq mi (108.81 km2)
Elevation 1,368 ft (417 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 38,829
 - Density 1,158.0/sq mi (447.1/km2)
 - Urban 172,585
 - Metro 420,876
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 72756-72758
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-60410
GNIS feature ID 0054160
Website www.rogersarkansas.com

Rogers is a suburban city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 38,829. The city is located in the fast growing Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers Metropolitan Area.

Rogers was named after Captain Charles Warrington Rogers, who was vice-president and general manager of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad, also known as the Frisco. The town was established in 1881, the year the Frisco line arrived; it was at this time the area residents honored Captain Rogers by naming it for him. Rogers was the location of the first Wal-Mart store, whose corporate headquarters is located in neighboring Bentonville, Arkansas. Daisy Outdoor Products, known for its air rifles, has both its headquarters and its Air Rifle Museum in Rogers. In June 2007, BusinessWeek magazine ranked Rogers as 18th in its list of the 25 best affordable suburbs in the American South.

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Geography

Rogers is located at 36°19′46″N 94°8′29″W / 36.32944°N 94.14139°W / 36.32944; -94.14139 (36.329388, -94.141372).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.6 square miles (87.0 km²), of which, 33.5 square miles (86.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 38,829 people, 14,005 households, and 10,209 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,158.0 people per square mile (447.1/km²). There were 14,836 housing units at an average density of 442.4/sq mi (170.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.75% White, 0.47% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 1.43% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 9.43% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 19.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,005 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,474, and the median income for a family was $45,876. Males had a median income of $30,911 versus $22,020 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,761. About 9.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Historical figures[4]
Year Population
1940 3,600
1960 5,700
1970 11,100
1980 17,400
1990 24,700
2000 38,829

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Education

  • Rogers High School (Mountaineers) The city and school administration have historically opposed the creation of a new separate high school, in part because of a possible dilution of the Rogers football program. Overcrowding, a serious problem in recent years, has hastened plans to build a new high school, though those problems may continue even after the new high school opens. In 1996, Rogers High School was ranked by Newsweek number 771 among the top 1000 high schools in America based on the number of students taking AP Tests.
  • Rogers Heritage High School (War Eagles) is the new high school that opened in August 2008 for the 2008-09 school year. Heritage.[5]

Airports

Carter Field, Rogers' municipal airport, is home to Wal-Mart's air fleet. All commercial aviation, however, goes through the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA), located about 15 miles west of Rogers in Highfill, Arkansas.

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