Crossett, Arkansas

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Crossett, Arkansas
Ashley County Arkansas Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Crossett Highlighted 0516240.svg
Location of Crossett in Ashley County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 33°7′29″N91°57′48″W / 33.12472°N 91.96333°W / 33.12472; -91.96333 Coordinates: 33°7′29″N91°57′48″W / 33.12472°N 91.96333°W / 33.12472; -91.96333
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Ashley
Area
[1]
  Total5.96 sq mi (15.44 km2)
  Land5.79 sq mi (15.00 km2)
  Water0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
Elevation
164 ft (50 m)
Population
  Total5,507
  Estimate 
(2017) [2]
4,988
  Density861.19/sq mi (332.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71635
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-16240
GNIS feature ID0057612

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.

Ashley County, Arkansas County in the United States

Ashley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,853. The county seat is Hamburg. The county was formed in 1848 from parts of Chicot, Drew and Union counties and named after Chester Ashley. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Arkansas State of the United States of America

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

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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.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Ashley County, Arkansas Wikimedia list article

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Ashley County, Arkansas.

Geography

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) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (2.83%) is water.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910 2,038
1920 2,70732.8%
1930 2,8113.8%
1940 4,89174.0%
1950 4,619−5.6%
1960 5,37016.3%
1970 6,19115.3%
1980 6,7068.3%
1990 6,282−6.3%
2000 6,097−2.9%
2010 5,507−9.7%
Est. 20174,988 [2] −9.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [3]
2014 Estimate [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 6,097 people, 2,418 households, and 1,745 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,045.2 people per square mile (403.8/km²). There were 2,663 housing units at an average density of 456.5 per square mile (176.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 59.50% White, 39.02% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 2,418 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96.

Marriage social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,193 in 2015. [6] Males had a median income of $43,698 versus $32,149 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,288. About 13.7% of families and 16.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

Economy

A major employer in the town is the Georgia-Pacific paper mill. Toxic waste from the plant includes carcinogens and other chemicals that have polluted local waterways and allegedly harmed the heath of residents. [7] A documentary film ("Company Town,") on the paper mill and the environment in Crossett was released in September 2017. [8]

Notable people

Drawing of high school in Crossett High school, Crossett, Arkansas.jpg
Drawing of high school in Crossett
Bryant Nelson, professional baseball player

Climate

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. [9]

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  9. Climate Summary for Crossett, Arkansas