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Cross County, Arkansas (AR)


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County population in 2012: 17,683 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 19,526 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,685
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,070
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,224
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,247 (it was 2,167 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%

Land area: 616 sq. mi.
Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cross County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Retail trade (15.7%), Manufacturing (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  39.0 years
Arkansas median age:  37.0 years

Males: 8,621  (52.9%)
Females: 9,249  (47.1%)

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Cross County,AR real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cross County:

2.0 people
Arkansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,508 ($29,362 in 1999)
This county:

$34508
Arkansas:

$37823

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $364 (lower quartile is $253, upper quartile is $490)
This county:

$364
State:

$435


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,058 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Cross County:

$75,058
Arkansas:

$102,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,716 - $118,282

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $126,967
Here:

$126,967
State:

$146,298

Townhouses or other attached units: $74,933
Here:

$74,933
State:

$150,839

In 2-unit structures: $44,571
Here:

$44,571
State:

$150,613

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $31,950
Here:

$31,950
State:

$119,582

Mobile homes: $51,311
Here:

$51,311
State:

$38,244

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,800
Here:

$5,800
State:

$29,738
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,042
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $293

Institutionalized population: 225

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Cross County, AR map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $364 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $362 (0.5%)


Cross County household income distribution in 2009 Cross County home values distribution


Cross County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.3%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

19.9%
Whole state:

15.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cross County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $461 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wynne, Parkin, Cherry Valley, Hickory Ridge.

Cross County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cross County: Bott Spur (A), Burr Place (B), Yarbo Place (C), Crowley Ridge Country Club (D), McManus Spur (E), Vanndale Volunteer Fire Department (F), Bay Village Volunteer Fire Department (G), Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cross County include: Thomas Church (A), Tilton Church (B), Antioch Church (C), Bay Ferry Church (D), Bethel Church (E), Bethlehem Church (F), Butler Chapel (G), Clarks Church (H), Egypt Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Akins Cemetery (1), Slocum Cemetery (2), Riley Cemetery (3), Halk Cemetery (4), Mount Maria Cemetery (5), Gatlen Cemetery (6), Wynne Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rainbow Lake (A), Shaver Lake (B), Barnes Lake (C), Grassy Lake (D), Allens Lake (E), Wittsburg Lake (F), Yancopin Lake (G), Anderson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: McFaran Branch (A), Malone Branch (B), Magot Slough (C), Little Beaver Slough (D), Lindley Slough (E), Lick Creek (F), Hog Slough (G), Halk Creek (H), Gum Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cross County include: Village Creek State Park (1), Parkin Mound Archeological State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Crittenden County , Jackson County , Poinsett County , St. Francis County , Woodruff County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 645
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 197 (39% naturalized citizens)

Cross County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.7%

Cross County marital status for males
Cross County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cross County with a mortgage: 1,949 (143 second mortgage, 79 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,547

Here:

55.7% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.03%
Here81.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 15,822
Total congregations: 53

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents10,308 (65.1%)1,624 (10.3%)1,064 (6.7%)711 (4.5%)687 (4.3%)
Congregations14 (26.4%)9 (17.0%)10 (18.9%)1 (1.9%)3 (5.7%)
NameChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents497 (3.1%)408 (2.6%)186 (1.2%)152 (1.0%)185 (1.2%)
Congregations4 (7.5%)4 (7.5%)1 (1.9%)2 (3.8%)5 (9.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cross County - Wynne, Parkin, Cherry Valley, Hickory Ridge

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Cross County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Cross County:

4.29 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
Arkansas:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cross County:

10.1%
State:

13.6%


Agriculture in Cross County:

Average size of farms: 942 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $193,397
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $239.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $208,522
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.95%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.95%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $220,218
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 71.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.32
Corn for grain: 1334 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 32386 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1279 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 146871 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 168 acres

Tornado activity:

Cross County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 3.4 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 fatalities and 22 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/21/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cross County-area historical earthquake activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 35.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 76.2 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from Cross County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 80.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Cross County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Cross County (%):





Cross County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,403 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,104 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 138 (2%)
  • Other means: 60 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 158 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Cross County, Arkansas in 2000:

171 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,149.

6.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Arkansas average:

7.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.39% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($19,531 average AGI)
2.11% relocated from other states ($10,975 average AGI)
Cross County:

2.11%
Arkansas average:

3.66%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from St. Francis County, AR  1.38% ($35,071 average AGI)
from Craighead County, AR  0.48% ($23,966)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.41% ($29,280)
from Poinsett County, AR  0.38% ($22,783)
from Shelby County, TN  0.28% ($39,647)
from Woodruff County, AR  0.18% ($28,818)
from Faulkner County, AR  0.16% ($27,000)


8.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.54%
Arkansas average:

7.29%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.09% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($18,700 average AGI)
2.45% relocated to other states ($8,270 average AGI)
Cross County:

2.45%
Arkansas average:

3.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Craighead County, AR  1.46% ($25,802 average AGI)
to St. Francis County, AR  1.12% ($24,214)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.72% ($27,200)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.34% ($24,476)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.30% ($20,947)
to Shelby County, TN  0.29% ($25,111)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.21% ($24,385)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Cross County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Cross County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cross County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,021 (2,404 aged, 617 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,645

Size of family households: 2,120 2-persons, 1,177 3-persons, 958 4-persons, 397 5-persons, 161 6-persons, 86 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,835 1-person, 222 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.4% of residents of Cross County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $160,038,000 ($8388 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,858,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,108,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,834,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $32,777,000
Federal grants: $37,500,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,624,000 ($14,912,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,195,000 ($582,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,479,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,965,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,291,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,333
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,152
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -461
Here -24 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cross County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.79 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cross County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 69
  • 3 rooms: 256
  • 4 rooms: 695
  • 5 rooms: 1,665
  • 6 rooms: 1,221
  • 7 rooms: 644
  • 8 rooms: 374
  • 9+ rooms: 300
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 100
  • 3 rooms: 244
  • 4 rooms: 540
  • 5 rooms: 640
  • 6 rooms: 366
  • 7 rooms: 150
  • 8 rooms: 70
  • 9+ rooms: 27
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cross County, Arkansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 177
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,314
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,153
  • 4 bedrooms: 481
  • 5+ bedrooms: 72
  • no bedroom: 62
  • 1 bedroom: 304
  • 2 bedrooms: 763
  • 3 bedrooms: 923
  • 4 bedrooms: 113
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2
Cars and other vehicles available in Cross County, Arkansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 316
  • 1 vehicle: 1,653
  • 2 vehicles: 2,508
  • 3 vehicles: 633
  • 4 vehicles: 93
  • 5+ vehicles: 21
  • no vehicle: 419
  • 1 vehicle: 1,013
  • 2 vehicles: 579
  • 3 vehicles: 119
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

59% of Cross County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Arkansas.

Cross County:

59.1%
State average:

54.0%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cross County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (33.7%)
  • Electricity (33.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29.4%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Utility gas (38.3%)
  • Electricity (34.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.1%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

2.0%
Arkansas:

7.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

1.0%
Arkansas:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

7.0%
Arkansas:

14.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Cross County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cross County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Cross County, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19072.7 years
John16174.6 years
Mary15778.7 years
William13174.8 years
Robert12072.3 years
Willie10475.2 years
George6476.9 years
Charles6170.0 years
Henry5775.3 years
Annie5180.4 years
Most common last names in Cross County, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10273.5 years
Jones10075.1 years
Davis9274.1 years
Williams8274.1 years
Moore5976.6 years
Johnson5075.1 years
Wilson4770.1 years
Harris4673.1 years
Brown4673.7 years
Robinson4370.4 years
Businesses in Cross County, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Baskin-Robbins1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Cross County, AR

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