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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,272
Male Share of the Population43.6%
Female Share of the Population56.4%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+1,874
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,978
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,236

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,264
% Above Poverty Level77.2%
% Below Poverty Level22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$545
Median House Value$76,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.4%
Irish6.5%
English5.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch1.7%
German1.4%
African0.8%
Italian0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
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Crossett Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ashley County
Standard Zip Codes71635
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.12
Approximate Longitude-91.96

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)

StationCROSSETT 2 SSE
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
StationBASTROP
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
StationCALION LOCK & DAM
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fountain Hill102$51,563
Hamburg2,783$34,231
Huttig456$37,045
Parkdale165$0
Strong418$40,000
Wilmot482$41,250

Crossett Hospitals

Ashley County Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1015 Unity Road
(870) 364-4111

Crossett Public Schools

Crossett Elementary School
1200 Camp Rd
ZIP: 71635
Primary
Total Enrollment 820
Crossett High School
301 W 9th St
ZIP: 71635
High
Total Enrollment 529
Crossett Middle School
100 Petersburg Rd
ZIP: 71635
Middle
Total Enrollment 536

Crossett Private Schools

Ashley Christian Academy
1552 Highway 52 W
ZIP: 71635
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 54
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