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Cave Springs, Arkansas
Location in Benton County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Benton County and the state of Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
 • Total 6.9 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Land 6.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
1,155 ft (352 m)
 • Total 1,729
 • Density 251/sq mi (96.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-12340
GNIS feature ID 0076553

Cave Springs is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,729 at the 2010 census, up from 1,103 at the 2000 census. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cave Springs City Hall, Arkansas
The city hall of Cave Springs. This photo is taken after an early morning rain.


Cave Springs is located in southern central Benton County at 36°16′40″N 94°13′24″W / 36.27778°N 94.22333°W / 36.27778; -94.22333 (36.277729, -94.223226), 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 Regional 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, holds the rare cave fish. Fishing in Lake Keith has been banned due to the endangered species. In October 2013, Lake Keith was temporarily drained.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 192
1940 285 48.4%
1950 267 −6.3%
1960 281 5.2%
1970 469 66.9%
1980 429 −8.5%
1990 465 8.4%
2000 1,103 137.2%
2010 1,729 56.8%
Est. 2015 3,076 77.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

As of 2010 census the population of Cave Springs was 1,729. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 89.9% non-Hispanic white, 0.9% black or African American, 1.3% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from some other race and 1.9% from two or more races. 4.5% of the population was Hispanic of Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,103 people, 420 households, and 333 families residing in the city. The population density was 151.7 people per square mile (58.6/km²). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 61.7/sq mi (23.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.02% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 3.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 1.54% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 420 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $42,813. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $22,574 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,946. About 7.2% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

Intersection of AR-112 and AR-264
The main intersection of Cave Springs, AR. For those who go to the XNA (Bentonville Regional Airport) from Fayetteville or Springdale areas, the two alternatives of routes meet here.
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