Cave Springs, Arkansas
|• Total||7.81 sq mi (20.24 km2)|
|• Land||7.76 sq mi (20.09 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)|
|Elevation||1,237 ft (377 m)|
|• Density||708.21/sq mi (273.45/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2404010|
Cave Springs is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. The population was 5,495 at the time of the 2020 census, up from 1,729 in 2010 census. It is part of the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area. In June 2022, Cave Springs was named the 3rd highest average home values in the state of Arkansas.
Cave Springs is located in southern central Benton County in the valley of Osage Creek. Arkansas Highway 112 (Main Street) leads north 8 miles (13 km) to Bentonville and south 16 miles (26 km) to Fayetteville. Arkansas Highway 264 (East Lowell Avenue) leads east 6 miles (10 km) to Lowell and west (as Healing Springs Road) 5 miles (8 km) to Northwest Arkansas National Airport.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18.0 km2), of which 6.9 square miles (17.8 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.84%, is water. Lake Keith, a small water basin in the middle of Cave Springs, harbors the rare Ozark Cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae). In October 2013, Lake Keith was temporarily drained.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||100||1.82%|
|Hispanic or Latino||345||6.28%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,495 people, 1,421 households, and 1,255 families residing in the city. The population density was 250.9 people per square mile. In the city, 32.9% of persons were under the age of 18 and 8.6% were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there were 105.8 males.
Cave Springs is the wealthiest city in Arkansas. The median income for a household in the city is $114,286. The per capita income for the city is $140,703. Only about 2.6% of the population lies below the poverty line.
Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by two school districts. Most of the community is within the Bentonville School District. For some residents, public education is zoned to the Rogers School District.
School zoning for the Bentonville schools section is as follows:
- Most is to Evening Star Elementary School while portions are to Central Park-Morning Star Elementary School.
- Bright Field Middle School
- The majority is zoned to Fulbright Junior High School, with some areas to the west within the boundary of Grimsley Junior High School.
- The majority is zoned to Bentonville High School, with some areas to the west within the boundary of Bentonville West High School.
Government and politics
The current state representatives that serve districts containing portions of Cave Springs are Rep. Kendon Underwood, Rep. Jim Dotson, and Rep. Delia Haak. The current state senator that serves the district containing Cave Springs is Sen. Bart Hester, who is also a resident of the city.
- Hugh A. Dinsmore, congressman and diplomat
- Bart Hester, member of the Arkansas Senate
- Kendon Underwood, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
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