Springdale, Arkansas, is a city of 78,000-plus, located in Washington County in the northwest corner of the state at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. At the intersection of Interstate 49 and U.S. Highway 412, Springdale is at the heart of one of the nation's fastest growing MSAs.

The Oklahoma and Missouri state lines are half an hour's drive away. There are several Midwestern markets less than 350 miles away, including Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas-Fort Worth, Little Rock, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.


 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2010 Current Estimate
Springdale 16,783 23,458 29,941 37,557 45,798 70,747 77,859
County 77,370 100,494 113,409 131,708 157,715 203,065 220,792
State 1,923,000 2,286,000 2,354,000 2,468,000 2,673,000 2,915,918 2,966,369


Average Annual Rainfall: 46”
Average Annual Snow: 6”
Average Annual Temperature: 58 degrees
Average Summer Temperature: 89 degrees
Average Winter Temperature: 44 degrees

Medical Services

  • Northwest Medical Center - Springdale (222 beds)
  • Willow Creek Women's Hospital (64 beds)


Visit ExploreSpringdale.com for a complete listing of recreational, lodging and convention services.

  • Private Golf Courses: Springdale Country Club
  • Public Golf Courses: The Links at Springdale, Brush Creek Golf Course
  • Trails: Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System
  • Swimming Pools: Springdale Aquatic Center, The Jones Center
  • Lake: Beaver Lake, Lake Springdale, Lake Elmdale
  • Tennis Courts: Randal Tyson Sports Complex (6), Springdale High School (6)
  • Parks: Randal Tyson Sports Complex, J.B. Hunt Park, Murphy Park, Bobby Hopper Park, Luther George Grove Street Park, Bayyari Park
  • Ice Rink: The Jones Center
  • Museum: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
  • Library: Springdale Public Library
  • Movie Theater: Springdale Sunset Cinema 9
  • Hunting & Fishing Available: Yes
  • Camping & Hiking Trails Available: Yes

Lodging & Convention Services

  • Number of Hotels: 19 (1,502 rooms)
  • Convention Center: Northwest Arkansas Convention Center
  • Meeting Space (49,000 sf)

Newspaper & Television

  • Newspapers: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Network Television: KFSM (CBS), KHOG (ABC), KNWA (NBC), KFTA (Fox)

Sales Taxes

State 6.5%
County 1.25%
City 2.0%
Total 9.75%
A&P Bed Tax 2.0%

Personal Property & Real Estate Taxes

The State of Arkansas does not have a property tax; however, Arkansas cities and counties do collect a property tax, which is the principal source of revenue for funding local public schools. 

The tax is calculated based on 20 percent of the truer market value of real and personal property and the average annual value of merchants' stocks and/or manufacturers' inventories based on millage rates in individual school districts. Business firms and individuals are subject to annual property tax on all real and personal property.

Current millage rates for real and personal property in Springdale, Washington County and the Springdale School District are:

City of Springdale 5.70
Springdale School District 40.50
Washington County 6.00
Total 52.20

The 2014 millage rate for Springdale is 52.2.

In figuring real estate tax use this example: A home is taxed on 20 percent of its assessed value. For a home with an assessed value of $100,000, its tax liability would be 20 percent of that or $20,000.

Multiply the total millage rate (52.2) by .001 to determine the millage percentage (.0522). Multiply the assessed value of the property ($20,000) by the millage percentage (.0522). That figure is your estimated tax liability ($1,044).

Assessed Value x (millage x .001) = Tax Owed
$20,000 x (52.20 x .001) = $1,044