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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 5,333
Male Share of the Population 43.1%
Female Share of the Population 56.9%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,880
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,833
% Above Poverty Level 76.8%
% Below Poverty Level 23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $560
Median House Value $75,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.9%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 6.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crossett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 177 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Ashley
Standard Zip Codes 71635
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.128
Longitude -91.961

Crossett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CROSSETT 2 SSE
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58 inches
Station BASTROP
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station CALION LOCK & DAM
Distance 32.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.7 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)

South Crossett (71635)

White (71635)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fountain Hill 93 $60,417
Hamburg 2,819 $37,083
Huttig 561 $35,625
Parkdale 287 $0
Strong 426 $38,571
Wilmot 517 $38,929

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crossett Hospitals

ASHLEY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1015 UNITY ROAD
(870) 364-4111
Emergency Service: Yes

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CROSSETT HIGH SCHOOL
301 WEST NINTH AVENUE
870-364-2625
Serves 492 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

ALPHA ALTERNATIVE
705 PINE STREET
870-364-8192
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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