Cross County, Arkansas Population 2024

16,417

Cross County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 16,417 with a growth rate of -0.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cross County, Arkansas is the 45th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 17,868 and has seen a growth of -8.12% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,957-92-0.57%
202816,049-92-0.57%
202716,141-92-0.57%
202616,233-92-0.56%
202516,325-92-0.56%
202416,417-92-0.56%
202316,509-92-0.55%
202216,601-92-0.55%
202116,693-103-0.61%
202016,7964632.83%
201916,333-251-1.51%
201816,584-208-1.24%
201716,792-237-1.39%
201617,029-224-1.3%
201517,253730.42%
201417,180-341-1.95%
201317,521-182-1.03%
201217,703-110-0.62%
201117,813-55-0.31%
201017,868
199019,225-1,209-5.92%
198020,4346513.29%
197019,7832321.19%
196019,551-5,206-21.03%
195024,757-1,289-4.95%
194026,0463231.26%
193025,7237,14438.45%
192018,5794,53732.31%
191014,0422,99127.07%
190011,0513,35843.65%
18907,6932,64352.34%
18805,0501,13528.99%
18703,915-12,042-75.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.56% (-92)
County Website
Cross County
County Seat
2010 Population
17,868
Area
616 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-8.12% (-1,451)
Founded
November 15, 1862

Cross County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,27572.95%
Black or African American3,28619.53%
Two or more races1,2027.14%
Native American490.29%
Other race100.06%
Asian50.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cross County, Arkansas Population by Race

Cross County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Cross County, Arkansas Median Age

40.7

Total

40.8

Male

40.6

Female

Cross County, Arkansas Adults

There are 12,785 adults, (3,106 of whom are seniors) in Cross County, Arkansas.

Cross County, Arkansas Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cross County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female8,66651.5%
Male8,16148.5%

Cross County, Arkansas Population by Age

Cross County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5642.5366.233.8
Married3,0353.1585.814.2
Non Family1,9071.1357.942.1
Female1,2223.0731.268.8
Male4002.8664.335.8
showing: 5 rows

3.03

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cross County, Arkansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cross County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cross County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

Cross County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,519

Average Earnings

$49,333

Average Male

$29,616

Average Female

Cross County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cross County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cross County, Arkansas Language

97.77% of Cross County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 2.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Cross County, Arkansas Language

Cross County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,9641,84315.4%
Black3,2641,14435.05%
Multiple1,18831326.35%
Native4949100%
Hispanic355246.76%
Other10880%
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20.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.59%

Male Poverty Rate

23.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cross County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cross County, Arkansas is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cross County, Arkansas is Hispanic, with 6.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.85%.

Cross County, Arkansas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.92%
High School17.3%
Some College13.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.98%
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Cross County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.24%
Male Unemployed15.35%
Female Employed11.46%
Male Employed4.17%
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Cross County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cross County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cross County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cross County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cross County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cross County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cross County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

945

Number of Veterans

848

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

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Cross County, Arkansas Veterans by War

count

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Cross County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

count

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Cross County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Cross County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cross County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cross County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cross County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cross County, Arkansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.95%

Born in Cross County, Arkansas

98.15%

Native Born

1.85%

Foreign Born

1.72%

Non Citizen

0.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.15% of Cross County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 74.95% having been born in Arkansas. 1.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cross County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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