County population in 2014: 17,227 (43% urban, 57% rural); it was 19,526 in 2000County 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: 28 people per square mile (low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cross County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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%).
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%)
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%
(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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Cross County: Lundies Landing (A), Gregory Landing (B), Cypress Creek Country Club (C), Gibson Levee (D), Frame Spur (E), Peach Orchard Bluff (F), Princeton Landing (G), Postal Landing (H), James Ferry (I), Woodruff County Ambulance Service (J), United States Fish And Wildlife - Cache River National Wildlife Refuge (Park Security) (K). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Cross County include: White Lake Church (A), Whitehall Church (B), Ball Church (C), Bethehem Church (D), Crowder Church (E), Easton Church (F), DeView United Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church of Gregory (H), Walnut Grove Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Angus Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Ash Grove Cemetery (3), Ashler Cemetery (4), Trice Cemetery (5), Barbee Cemetery (6), Shelton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and swamps: Sevenmile Lake (A), Brushy Lake (B), Gregory Lake (C), Hurricane Lake (D), Brushy Lake (E), King Lake (F), Horseshoe Lake (G), Robinson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Miller Branch (A), Maple Creek (B), Locust Slough (C), Hogpen Slough (D), Goose Pond Slough (E), Gum Flat Bayou (F), Taylor Bay (G), Little Cow Lake (H), Possum Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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)
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 5,278
One, attached: 71
3 or 4: 214
5 to 9: 129
10 to 19: 63
20 or more: 30
Mobile homes: 1,903
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22
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
0.0% with mortgage
60.8% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Cross County
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
2.14 / 10,000 pop.
2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
0.54 / 10,000 pop.
0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
3.22 / 10,000 pop.
4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
4.29 / 10,000 pop.
6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
Cross County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 978317.6 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 34 fatalities and 522 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/21/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 29 people and injured 180 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
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:
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasHurricane 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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
ArkansasSevere 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).
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
Management occupations (8%)
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
Sales and related occupations (13%)
Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
Healthcare support occupations (8%)
Production occupations (7%)
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
South Africa (5%)
Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (3%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Cross County (%):
United States or American (27%)
French (except Basque) (1%)
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 facilitiesAverage 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)
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)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cross County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,275 (2,522 aged, 753 disabled) Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 536 (11%)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)
Most common underlying causes of death in Cross County, Arkansas in 1999 - 2014:
Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (378)
Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (271)
Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (158)
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:
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: 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
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