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Cherry Valley, Arkansas
City Hall and Library
City Hall and Library
Location of Cherry Valley in Cross County, Arkansas.
Location of Cherry Valley in Cross County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Cross
 • Total 0.77 sq mi (1.98 km2)
 • Land 0.77 sq mi (1.98 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
282 ft (86 m)
 • Total 575
 • Density 750.65/sq mi (289.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-13540
GNIS feature ID 0057543

Cherry Valley is a city in Cross County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 651 at the 2010 census.


Cherry Valley is located in northern Cross County at 35°24′13″N 90°45′10″W / 35.40361°N 90.75278°W / 35.40361; -90.75278 (35.403666, -90.752742), at the western edge of Crowleys Ridge. Arkansas Highway 1 leads south 13 miles (21 km) to Wynne, the county seat, and north 11 miles (18 km) to Harrisburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 521
1960 455 −12.7%
1970 556 22.2%
1980 729 31.1%
1990 659 −9.6%
2000 704 6.8%
2010 651 −7.5%
2020 575 −11.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 704 people, 276 households, and 197 families residing in the city. The population density was 806.3 people per square mile (312.4/km2). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 343.6/sq mi (133.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.33% White, 5.97% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races. 0.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 276 households, out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.0% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,313, and the median income for a family was $31,094. Males had a median income of $26,324 versus $20,114 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,592. About 18.1% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.


Public education for elementary and secondary students is provided by the Cross County School District, which leads to graduation from Cross County High School. The district's mascot and athletic emblem is the Thunderbird.

The Cross County district was established in 1965 by the merger of the Cherry Valley, Hickory Ridge, and Vanndale school districts. As a part of the Cross County district the community previously had its own elementary school, Cherry Valley Elementary.

Notable people

  • Pat Hare, blues musician
  • Paul H. Young, fly fishing innovator
  • Jeff Martin, professional basketball player
  • Wayne Martin, professional football player

See also

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