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Fayetteville is the county seat of Washington County, and the third largest city in Arkansas. The city is centrally located within the county and is home to the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville is on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains, deep within The Ozarks. Known as Washington until 1829, the city was named after General Lafayette, a French general who helped the colonies gain freedom in the American Revolutionary War. It was incorporated on November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867. The four-county Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463,204 in 2010 according to the United States Census Bureau. The city had a population of 73,580 at the 2010 Census and 75,102 at the 2011 estimate.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,345, and the median income for a family was $45,074. Males had a median income of $30,069 versus $22,693 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,311. 19.9% of the population and 11.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.