Introduction to Crossett, Arkansas

Crossett, Arkansas, in Ashley county, is 43 miles N of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center) and 177 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Crossett History

The city was named after one of its founders, Edward Crossett, in the late 1890s. It was founded by Crossett, Charles Warner Gates, and Dr. John Wenzel Watzek. They were from Davenport, Iowa. They came during the development of Southern Forest and acquired land for one of the largest saw milling operations at that time. Today, the city is known as 'Forestry Capital of the South' and is one of the leading manufacturing centers.

Crossett and nearby Attractions

  • Kone Crossland Zoo
  • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
  • Masur Museum of Art
  • Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
  • Poverty Point State Historic Site
  • Old Company House

Things To Do In Crossett

The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens and South Arkansas Arts Center can be visited while staying in Crossett. The local public libraries and various Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches are also worth visiting. There are a couple of parks that offer opportunities for recreation such as Chemin A-Haut State Park and Crossett City Park.

Crossett Transportation

Those who wish to travel by air can do so from Monroe Regional Airport.

Crossett Higher Education

The residents of Crossett can obtain higher education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.



Total Population5,333
Male Share of the Population43.1%
Female Share of the Population56.9%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population38


% of people married46.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$35,833
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%


People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$560
Median House Value$75,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.9%
French Except Basque3%
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Crossett Almanac

Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City177 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Ashley County
Standard Zip Codes71635
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Crossett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 77 F
Annual Precip58 inches
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
Distance32.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp50 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Crossett, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Meridian (71635)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fountain Hill93$60,417

Crossett Hospitals

Ashley County Medical Center
1015 Unity Road
(870) 364-4111
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Crossett Public Schools

Crossett Elementary School
1200 Camp Rd
(870) 364-6521
Total Enrollment 830
Crossett High School
301 West 9th St
(870) 364-2625
Total Enrollment 579
Crossett Middle School
100 Petersburg Rd
(870) 364-4712
Total Enrollment 587

Crossett Private Schools

Ashley Christian Academy
1552 Highway 52 W
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54

Crossett Colleges

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