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:
Land area: 616 sq. mi. Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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.
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:
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2009 to November 8, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1861): December 3, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1861, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3301): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3301, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 30, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1819): February 6, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1819, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 18, 2008 to April 28, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1751): March 26, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1751, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 1, 2006 to April 3, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1636): April 12, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1636, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Arkansas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3215): September 2, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3215, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Arkansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 2, 2003 to June 10, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1472): June 6, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1354): December 29, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1354, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 8, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3159): December 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Arkansas Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 1, 1997 to March 4, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1162): March 2, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1162, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 15,195 (3,293 male householders, 1,606 female householders)
3,513 spouses, 5,050 children (4,548 natural, 144 adopted, 358 stepchildren), 740 grandchildren, 151 brothers or sisters, 130 parents, 221 other relatives, 405 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,450 (962 male householders (802 living alone)), 1,141 female householders (1,033 living alone)), 347 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 225 (all institutionalized)
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.
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:
69 per 1000 residents
72 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +14
+1 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -461
-24 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 95
2000 to 2004: 394
1990 to 1999: 1,681
1980 to 1989: 1,233
1970 to 1979: 1,570
1960 to 1969: 1,345
1950 to 1959: 823
1940 to 1949: 520
1939 or earlier: 862
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cross County, Arkansas
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 15173
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