The 2010 Census shows that Fayetteville has a population of 73,580, a 27 percent increase from 2000. The population of Washington County is 203,065.
January — Martin Luther King III spoke as the Distinguished Lecturer for the University of Arkansas.
February 10 — A new record low temperature of 17 degrees below zero was recorded. The previous record was set in 1951.
May — The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, spoke as the Distinguished Lecturer and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Arkansas.