Crossett, Arkansas facts for kids
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Crossett Municipal Building
Forestry Capital of the South
Location of Crossett in Ashley County, Arkansas.
|• Total||5.96 sq mi (15.44 km2)|
|• Land||5.79 sq mi (15.00 km2)|
|• Water||0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)|
|Elevation||164 ft (50 m)|
|• Density||832.53/sq mi (321.41/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0057612|
Crossett is the largest city in Ashley County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 5,507, according to 2010 Census Bureau estimates. Combined with North Crossett and West Crossett, the population is 10,752. Crossett was incorporated in 1903.
There are four properties on Main Street in Crossett listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the Crossett Experimental Forest, located 7 mi (11 km) south.
Crossett is located at 33°7′29″N 91°57′48″W / 33.12472°N 91.96333°W (33.124730, -91.963466).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square miles (16 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (2.83%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,059||42.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino||138||2.86%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,822 people, 1,902 households, and 1,243 families residing in the city.
- Gretha Boston, actress
- Jessie Clark, Football player for the Green Bay Packers
- Jeremy Evans, Basketball player for BC Khimki
- James D. Johnson, Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 1966; former Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court
- Keith Kidd, former American football player for the Minnesota Vikings
- Bryant Nelson, former professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox
- K. T. Oslin, country singer and songwriter
- Rylan Reed, All-American Offensive Tackle at Texas Tech. Also performed as a right-handed pitcher for the Chicago White Sox
- Barry Switzer, football player and coach
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Crossett has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry: Crossett (Ashley County)
A major employer in the town is the Georgia-Pacific paper mill, a Koch Brothers enterprise. Toxic waste from the plant includes carcinogens and other chemicals that have polluted local waterways and allegedly harmed the heath of residents. A documentary film ("Company Town,") on the paper mill and the environment in Crossett was released in September 2017.
On June 4, 2019, Georgia-Pacific announced it would permanently close one of its plants at the Crossett mill. Some 555 people were expected to be affected.