Crossett, Arkansas

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Crossett is the largest city in Ashley County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 5,518, according to 2008 Census Bureau estimates. Combined with North Crossett and West Crossett, the population is 10,763.



Crossett is located at 33°7′29″N 91°57′48″W / 33.12472°N 91.96333°W / 33.12472; -91.96333 (33.124730, -91.963466)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²), of which, 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (2.83%) is water.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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.

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.

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