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Gateway, Arkansas
Principal intersection in Gateway, Arkansas
Principal intersection in Gateway, Arkansas
Location of Gateway in Benton County, Arkansas.
Location of Gateway in Benton County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
 • Total 6.56 sq mi (17.00 km2)
 • Land 6.56 sq mi (16.99 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,535 ft (468 m)
 • Total 436
 • Density 66.47/sq mi (25.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-26110
GNIS feature ID 0057802

Gateway is a town in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 405 at the 2010 census, up from 116 in 2000. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town's name reflects its situation as the "gateway" to and from Arkansas.


Gateway is located in northeastern Benton County at 36°29′10″N 93°56′18″W / 36.48611°N 93.93833°W / 36.48611; -93.93833 (36.486000, -93.938253), along the Missouri border. U.S. Route 62 passes through the town, leading east to Eureka Springs and Berryville and southwest to Rogers. Arkansas Highway 37 leads north to the Missouri line, where Missouri Route 37 continues north to Seligman and Cassville, Missouri. Gateway is on a plateau in the Ozarks at 1,600 feet (490 m) above sea level, overlooking the valley of the White River and Beaver Lake to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 57
1950 97 70.2%
1960 63 −35.1%
1970 83 31.7%
1980 75 −9.6%
1990 65 −13.3%
2000 116 78.5%
2010 405 249.1%
2020 436 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 116 people, 43 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 203.9 people per square mile (78.6/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 84.4/sq mi (32.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.55% White and 3.45% Native American.

There were 43 households, out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,679, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $41,875 versus $33,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,557. There were 9.1% of families and 10.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including none under 18 and 50.0% of those over 65.


Public education for early childhood, elementary, and secondary school students is provided by the Rogers and Pea Ridge School District.

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