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Cross County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Cross County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded November 15, 1862
Seat Wynne
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

622 sq mi (1,611 km²)
616 sq mi (1,595 km²)
5.9 sq mi (15 km²), 1.0%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

17,284
29/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://crosscountyar.org/

Cross County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,870. The county seat is Wynne. Cross County is Arkansas's 53rd county, formed on 15 November 1862 and named for Confederate Colonel David C. Cross, a political leader in the area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 622 square miles (1,610 km2), of which 616 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 49.svg U.S. Highway 49
  • US 64.svg U.S. Highway 64
  • Arkansas 1.svg Highway 1
  • Arkansas 42.svg Highway 42
  • Arkansas 75.svg Highway 75

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 3,915
1880 5,050 29.0%
1890 7,693 52.3%
1900 11,051 43.7%
1910 14,042 27.1%
1920 18,579 32.3%
1930 25,723 38.5%
1940 26,046 1.3%
1950 24,757 −4.9%
1960 19,551 −21.0%
1970 19,783 1.2%
1980 20,434 3.3%
1990 19,225 −5.9%
2000 19,526 1.6%
2010 17,870 −8.5%
Est. 2015 17,284 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Cross County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Cross County

At the 2000 United States Census, there were 19,526 people, 7,391 household, and 5,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 per square mile (12/km²). There were 8,030 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 74.80% White, 23.70% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,391 households of which 34.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

27.80% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.40 males.

The median household income was $29,362 and the median family income was $34,044. Males had a median income of $27,880 and females $20,133. The per capita income for the county was $15,726. About 16.40% of families and 19.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.90% of those under age 18 and 17.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Cross County Arkansas 2010 Township Map large
Townships in Cross County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Cross County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.


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