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. 2013 cost of living index in Cross County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.3%), Construction (14.7%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.8%), Educational, health and social services (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cross County, Arkansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (74.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (22.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
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 2013: $37,844 ($29,362 in 1999)

This county:

$37844
Arkansas:

$40511

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $421 (lower quartile is $278, upper quartile is $508)
This county:

$421
State:

$489


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $80,007 (it was $52,400 in 2000)
Cross:

$80,007
Arkansas:

$109,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,936 - $133,474
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $886
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $324

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:

  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $175,100
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $162,700

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $463 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $402 (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 2013: 17.4%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents, 15.5% for American Indian residents, 16.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.8%
Cross County:

17.8%
Arkansas:

19.7%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 60 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 74
  • 1985 to 1989: 49
  • 1980 to 1984: 30
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 17

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cross County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,98842
Mainline Protestant1,50310
Black Protestant1,2896
Catholic3501
Other--
None5,740-
Cross County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Cross County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Cross County:

3.22 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

4.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cross County:

11.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Cross County:

30.9%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 1812764.9 times below 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 near Arkansas state average. It is 74% 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 Cross County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.9 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
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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Peru (7%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • South Africa (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (3%)

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

  • United States or American (27%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

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:

  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
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 2010 was $41,928.

6.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Arkansas average:

6.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.20% relocated from other counties in Arkansas ($19,592 average AGI)
1.99% relocated from other states ($9,634 average AGI)
Cross County:

1.99%
Arkansas average:

3.02%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Francis County, AR  0.89% ($37,545 average AGI)
from Crittenden County, AR  0.62% ($23,316)
from Craighead County, AR  0.57% ($28,143)
from Poinsett County, AR  0.33% ($31,600)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.24% ($25,400)
from Shelby County, TN  0.21% ($31,462)


6.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,096 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
Arkansas average:

6.84%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.97% relocated to other counties in Arkansas ($19,544 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($8,553 average AGI)
Cross County:

1.89%
Arkansas average:

2.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Craighead County, AR  1.02% ($23,381 average AGI)
to St. Francis County, AR  0.79% ($29,755)
to Crittenden County, AR  0.58% ($28,444)
to Poinsett County, AR  0.45% ($19,679)
to Pulaski County, AR  0.37% ($17,870)
to Faulkner County, AR  0.26% ($30,000)
to Shelby County, TN  0.26% ($22,313)

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 from 2007 to 2013: 12.0

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.

3,263 married couples with children.
1,410 single-parent households (262 men, 1,148 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 38
  • 2000 to 2004: 985
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,186
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,064
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,696
  • 1960 to 1969: 951
  • 1950 to 1959: 701
  • 1940 to 1949: 529
  • 1939 or earlier: 593
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Cross County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cross County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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
Chevrolet1Sears1
Days Inn1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Nike2