These Are The 10 Most Boring Cities In Arkansas


We used data and science to identify which places in Arkansas are total snoozefests

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There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Arkansas that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in AR are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Arkansas’s borders. You know the places: the ones where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Cherokee Village, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Arkansas. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Cherokee Village. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Arkansas as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement:

  1. Cherokee Village
  2. Bella Vista
  3. Bull Shoals
  4. Fairfield Bay
  5. Horseshoe Bend
  6. Star City
  7. Sheridan
  8. Tontitown
  9. Tuckerman
  10. Glenwood

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

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How we determined the boring cities in the Natural State

To figure out how boring a place is, we rely on a complex algorithm that factors in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people. Here are some of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring:

  • % of Population Over 35 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households with People Over 65 (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates several lists of the cities that have plenty of residents with high rankings in all of these categories. After a crunching of the numbers, a list of all of the cities magically appears listing them from most boring to most exciting.

For this list, we used every Arkansas city that qualified for our rankings based on having a population of at least 2,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

1. Cherokee Village

Boring Arkansas

Source: Public Domain

Population: 4,529
Average Age: 51.1
Married Households: 57.0%
Households Over 65: 66%

2. Bella Vista

Boring Arkansas

Source: wikipedia

Population: 26,875
Average Age: 52.1
Married Households: 73.4%
Households With Kids: 22.4%

3. Bull Shoals

Boring Arkansas

Source: Public Domain

Population: 2,042
Average Age: 61.4
Married Households: 58.2%
Households Over 65: 75%

4. Fairfield Bay

Boring Arkansas

Source: Public Domain

Population: 2,185
Average Age: 67.7
Married Households: 54.1%
Households Over 65: 79%

5. Horseshoe Bend

Boring Arkansas

Source: Public Domain

Population: 2,148
Average Age: 62.7
Married Households: 54.7%
Households With Kids: 12.7%

6. Star City

Boring Arkansas

Source: wikipedia

Population: 2,324
Average Age: 41.9
Married Households: 53.3%
Households With Kids: 32.3%

7. Sheridan

Boring Arkansas

Source: wikipedia

Population: 4,713
Average Age: 35.5
Married Households: 62.7%
Households With Kids: 44.0%

8. Tontitown

Boring Arkansas

Source: Public Domain

Population: 2,517
Average Age: 43.5
Married Households: 66.7%
Households With Kids: 31.9%

9. Tuckerman

Boring Arkansas

Source: wikipedia

Population: 2,100
Average Age: 45.4
Married Households: 53.8%
Households With Kids: 30.2%

10. Glenwood

Boring Arkansas

Source: wikipedia

Population: 2,780
Average Age: 37.3
Married Households: 52.7%
Households With Kids: 38.8%

Now That You’re Asleep

On a list like this, there are usually no winners, but since Arkansas isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this list can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

Just not these cities.

Where are the most exciting places in Arkansas? They are Fayetteville, Arkadelphia, Conway, Searcy and Little Rock.

Detailed List Of Boring Cities In Arkansas

City Rank Population Average Age Married Households Households With Kids
Cherokee Village 1 4,529 51.1 57.0% 23.3%
Bella Vista 2 26,875 52.1 73.4% 22.4%
Bull Shoals 3 2,042 61.4 58.2% 12.4%
Fairfield Bay 4 2,185 67.7 54.1% 8.2%
Horseshoe Bend 5 2,148 62.7 54.7% 12.7%
Star City 6 2,324 41.9 53.3% 32.3%
Sheridan 7 4,713 35.5 62.7% 44.0%
Tontitown 8 2,517 43.5 66.7% 31.9%
Tuckerman 9 2,100 45.4 53.8% 30.2%
Glenwood 10 2,780 37.3 52.7% 38.8%
Mountain View 11 2,796 51.1 48.4% 21.9%
White Hall 12 5,431 39.5 57.9% 42.2%
Hamburg 13 2,851 39.5 55.8% 35.1%
Ashdown 14 4,660 38.1 53.9% 42.3%
Eureka Springs 15 2,271 50.4 46.8% 20.6%
Walnut Ridge 16 4,831 38.2 48.6% 29.2%
Lonoke 17 4,259 39.7 52.1% 43.2%
Lake City 18 2,038 37.5 54.8% 35.6%
Hoxie 19 2,748 40.8 50.9% 25.4%
Paris 20 3,516 42.8 40.4% 37.7%
Prairie Grove 21 4,539 39.7 54.1% 32.3%
Clinton 22 2,595 40.3 42.7% 28.0%
Crossett 23 5,454 38.4 51.9% 36.5%
Cave Springs 24 2,069 34.1 67.4% 49.5%
Pea Ridge 25 4,877 35.0 63.3% 49.1%
Mena 26 5,732 46.9 46.9% 27.5%
West Fork 27 2,375 34.7 58.8% 38.3%
Ozark 28 3,668 36.3 48.5% 32.8%
Gassville 29 2,347 36.4 52.6% 34.8%
Brinkley 30 3,126 43.1 35.9% 27.5%
Piggott 31 3,797 40.3 42.9% 33.0%
Atkins 32 3,021 32.1 56.7% 45.8%
Pottsville 33 2,931 32.7 61.1% 44.9%
Marked Tree 34 2,552 42.9 36.5% 28.1%
Corning 35 3,314 49.7 49.8% 22.1%
Rector 36 2,095 37.6 56.4% 33.9%
Mountain Home 37 12,379 49.3 49.1% 19.2%
Mayflower 38 2,448 37.1 57.6% 25.5%
Charleston 39 2,517 35.3 49.8% 40.4%
Heber Springs 40 7,170 35.9 47.5% 35.9%
Pocahontas 41 6,591 38.3 54.6% 30.8%
Bald Knob 42 2,908 35.6 49.8% 38.1%
Vilonia 43 3,968 34.1 57.5% 43.5%
Leachville 44 2,025 33.4 60.2% 42.2%
Farmington 45 6,085 35.8 64.9% 32.6%
Warren 46 5,963 40.8 42.5% 30.7%
Cave City 47 2,038 33.8 51.2% 38.4%
Camden 48 11,960 43.5 38.8% 28.3%
Fordyce 49 4,269 41.2 40.2% 23.8%
McGehee 50 4,143 32.8 46.4% 44.4%
Lincoln 51 2,219 37.1 50.6% 33.1%
Wynne 52 8,334 36.6 48.9% 44.6%
Manila 53 3,304 36.7 44.6% 32.8%
Lake Village 54 2,524 43.7 35.5% 33.2%
Dermott 55 2,747 40.5 30.3% 32.0%
Greenbrier 56 4,859 31.0 68.7% 43.3%
Harrison 57 13,066 39.7 50.8% 29.6%
Newport 58 7,829 37.3 31.0% 28.7%
Clarksville 59 9,225 35.8 47.0% 32.5%
Greenwood 60 9,142 35.1 54.9% 45.5%
Gurdon 61 2,192 34.2 51.6% 45.8%
Paragould 62 26,573 36.7 50.1% 32.7%
Waldron 63 3,576 28.7 52.2% 39.2%
Huntsville 64 2,264 31.1 50.0% 39.4%
Gravette 65 3,000 33.8 55.4% 43.6%
Booneville 66 3,976 44.7 40.5% 25.4%
Barling 67 4,712 34.8 51.0% 31.9%
Elkins 68 2,702 30.1 60.3% 41.2%
Hot Springs 69 35,451 42.2 40.2% 24.9%
Marion 70 12,311 31.2 55.8% 47.4%
Augusta 71 2,136 40.4 40.5% 30.0%
Danville 72 2,718 27.7 53.2% 53.6%
Morrilton 73 6,778 36.2 34.3% 36.2%
Prescott 74 3,279 38.3 39.7% 25.1%
Stuttgart 75 9,308 39.5 48.6% 28.6%
Eudora 76 2,447 36.3 26.0% 33.9%
Batesville 77 10,346 36.2 48.1% 31.6%
Dardanelle 78 4,701 41.6 45.3% 18.3%
Lowell 79 7,536 33.6 55.4% 42.5%
DeWitt 80 3,274 40.8 46.7% 27.6%
Benton 81 31,551 36.2 51.5% 36.4%
Haskell 82 4,147 36.2 49.4% 36.9%
Austin 83 2,342 29.7 71.7% 50.8%
Gentry 84 3,243 30.0 53.7% 51.5%
Texarkana 85 30,013 35.9 43.3% 31.8%
El Dorado 86 18,774 37.6 42.1% 33.1%
Maumelle 87 17,343 35.0 61.2% 36.5%
England 88 2,824 38.0 39.3% 33.9%
Cabot 89 24,302 33.0 59.6% 45.3%
Bethel Heights 90 2,331 30.1 63.1% 54.5%
Berryville 91 5,380 34.6 45.5% 34.9%
Beebe 92 7,534 35.3 43.7% 33.6%
West Memphis 93 25,986 35.1 33.0% 37.4%
Centerton 94 9,850 29.4 59.5% 54.6%
Bryant 95 17,881 35.0 48.5% 33.8%
Blytheville 96 15,465 34.3 40.7% 33.3%
Nashville 97 4,622 32.0 42.0% 40.4%
Lavaca 98 2,195 31.5 63.5% 38.7%
Sherwood 99 29,667 37.2 52.9% 29.6%
Osceola 100 7,636 34.5 41.8% 35.8%
Dumas 101 4,608 39.3 33.8% 33.5%
Trumann 102 7,219 33.6 47.4% 36.9%
Green Forest 103 2,767 29.5 46.0% 45.4%
Van Buren 104 22,891 33.4 53.1% 40.8%
Hope 105 10,079 30.9 42.0% 41.7%
Alma 106 5,460 29.0 55.4% 54.5%
Earle 107 2,400 32.4 24.3% 36.7%
Bentonville 108 37,131 32.1 57.5% 41.1%
Malvern 109 10,615 36.0 35.2% 29.1%
Rogers 110 57,603 31.4 55.3% 43.7%
Alexander 111 2,807 32.9 48.6% 43.2%
Forrest City 112 15,228 34.8 29.8% 40.6%
De Queen 113 6,622 29.6 48.9% 48.8%
Siloam Springs 114 15,378 29.1 53.9% 43.7%
Marianna 115 4,059 34.4 28.7% 28.9%
Harrisburg 116 2,598 32.2 40.5% 35.9%
Fort Smith 117 86,924 35.3 45.8% 31.1%
Little Flock 118 2,639 32.4 42.1% 17.1%
Jonesboro 119 69,049 30.9 45.5% 35.1%
Springdale 120 72,070 29.4 53.0% 50.0%
Helena-West Helena 121 12,012 30.1 27.3% 40.8%
Pine Bluff 122 47,931 33.8 32.7% 32.7%
Gosnell 123 3,502 30.6 47.8% 56.4%
Ward 124 4,235 29.1 51.7% 38.9%
Johnson 125 3,436 31.0 48.0% 34.9%
Jacksonville 126 28,609 32.0 44.9% 33.2%
Monticello 127 9,706 32.2 40.4% 27.6%
Magnolia 128 11,702 27.7 37.7% 30.3%
Shannon Hills 129 3,236 30.2 49.2% 41.9%
Russellville 130 28,297 29.0 41.8% 34.8%
North Little Rock 131 63,723 34.8 39.1% 28.2%
Bono 132 2,229 26.9 45.8% 48.8%
Little Rock 133 195,092 35.3 40.8% 27.7%
Searcy 134 23,272 28.3 46.8% 30.1%
Conway 135 61,172 28.0 41.6% 31.4%
Arkadelphia 136 10,729 22.9 28.9% 28.5%
Fayetteville 137 75,602 27.6 37.4% 24.4%

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9 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Most Boring Cities In Arkansas

  1. Your algorithm and criteria suck. You choose to ignore other extreemly important factors like amenities, income levels, and proximity.

    I award you zero points and may God have mercy on your soul.

  2. I have been and lived in or near a lot of these cities and or towns, and I don’t find them boring at all. Most have a lot of History connected to them, so your info is off to a bad start.

  3. Whoever wrote this knows nothing about arkansas. I don’t see Banks, Jersey, or Hermitage on here. The cities they named actually have things you can do there.

  4. Dumbest thing ever….sit on Thunderbird Lake and listen to all the boats and kids screaming and laughing. Your stats are because of # of elderly and or married. Wow. So dumb!

  5. It’s called freedom of speech everyone is entitled to their own opinion just because you don’t agree doesn’t mean he’s wrong it’s not for yall to judge . Get a life people

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