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Retail Businesses Needed in Springdale

Posted: March 24, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Lincoln coach Brad Harris speaks to his team Friday before taking the field against Stillwater (Okla.) High School at Bob Lyall Field at the Randal Tyson Sports Complex in Springdale. Some Springdale residents say maintenance of city baseballs fields has been poor, possibly caused by low sales tax receipts.

City officials said they're playing short-handed compared with other area cities when trying to provide services for Springdale residents.

BY THE NUMBERS

City Sales Taxes Per Resident

For the Four Largest Cities in Northwest Arkansas in the 2010 U.S. Census

City * Bentonville * Fayetteville * Rogers * Springdale

Population * 35,301 * 73,580 * 55,964 * 69,797

2010 Sales Tax * $19.3 million * $36.4 million * $27.5 million * $21.2 million

Per Capita * $546 * $491 * $494 * $303

2011 Sales Tax * $17.6 * $25.3 * $34.1 * $20.8

Per Capita * $497 * $451 * $463 * $298

2012 Sales Tax * $17.8 million * $23.7 million * $32.5 million * $19.7 million

Per Capita * $502 * $423 * $441 * $282

2013 Sales Tax * $20.7 million * $37.1 million * $29.3 million * $21.5 million

Per Capita * $587 * $504 * $525 * $308

Source: Arkansas Department of Administration and Finance

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