Cave Springs, Arkansas

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Cave Springs, Arkansas
Downtown Cave Springs looking north along Highway 112.
Downtown Cave Springs looking north along Highway 112.
Location of Cave Springs in Benton County, Arkansas.
Location of Cave Springs in Benton County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°16′40″N 94°13′24″W / 36.27778°N 94.22333°W / 36.27778; -94.22333Coordinates: 36°16′40″N 94°13′24″W / 36.27778°N 94.22333°W / 36.27778; -94.22333
CountryUnited States
 • Total7.81 sq mi (20.24 km2)
 • Land7.76 sq mi (20.09 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation1,158 ft (353 m)
 • Total5,495
 • Density708.21/sq mi (273.45/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)479
FIPS code05-12340
GNIS feature ID0076553[2]

Cave Springs is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. The population was 5,495 at the time of the 2020 census,[3] 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.

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),[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Eastern shore of Lake Keith, looking west.


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2015 Estimate[8]

2020 census[edit]

Cave Springs racial composition[9]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 4,508 82.04%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 100 1.82%
Native American 49 0.89%
Asian 92 1.67%
Pacific Islander 4 0.07%
Other/Mixed 397 7.22%
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.[10] 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.[11]

The intersection of Highway 112 and Highway 264, Cave Springs, AR.


Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by two school districts. The major school district is Bentonville School District, which leads to graduation from Bentonville High School. For some residents, public education is zoned to the Rogers School District.

Government and politics[edit]


The current mayor is Randall Noblett who was first elected in 2018 after defeating Mayor Travis Lee by a margin of 248 votes.[12][13]

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.

Presidential election results
Cave Springs city vote
by party in presidential elections[14]
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020 30.0% 757 67.2% 1,696 2.8% 71
2016 23.2% 337 69.1% 1,002 7.2% 112

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cave Springs, Arkansas
  3. ^ "QuickFacts, Cave Springs city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cave Springs city, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  6. ^ HAAK, DELIA (October 10, 2013). "100 Years Later… Draining the Lake at Cave Springs". Archived from the original on October 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-01-01.
  10. ^ Borden, Taylor (December 4, 2019). "The richest place in every state in the US". Business Insider. Archived from the original on January 12, 2021.
  11. ^ "Cave Springs Demographics".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Mayor's Office, Message from the Mayor". Archived from the original on 2021-05-06.
  13. ^ "2018 General Election Benton County, AR" (PDF). November 6, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 14, 2021.
  14. ^ "Arkansas". Dave's Redistricting.