Money magazine has ranked Bentonville at No. 7 on its list of Best Places to Live, published in September 2019. The magazine limits its list to no more than four cities per state and no more than one per county. Bentonville climbs into this ranking on the heels of being named the #15 Best City to Live in America by USA Today. The previous ranking took note of Bentonville’s employment growth rate between 2012 and 2017, which was more than five times greater than the U.S. as a whole. MONEY dug even deeper, collecting nearly 160,000 different data points to narrow down its Top 100 list—putting the greatest weight on economic factors, housing, health and safety, diversity and cost of living.