Cross County, AR

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2020 Population
16,576
1.47% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
0.489% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
17.2%
11.3% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$44,379
5.15% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$83,800
2.67% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Cross County, AR had a population of 16.6k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $44,379. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cross County, AR declined from 16,824 to 16,576, a −1.47% decrease and its median household income declined from $46,787 to $44,379, a −5.15% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cross County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.64%), White (Hispanic) (1.56%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.483%).

None of the households in Cross County, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Cross County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cross County, AR are Delta Designs Cosmetology School (9 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Cross County, AR was $83,800, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Cross County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Cross County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cross County, AR is home to a population of 16.6k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.11% of Cross County, AR residents were born outside of the country (350 people).

In 2020, there were 4.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Cross County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.27k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Cross County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cross County, AR was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cross County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12k ± 21
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.95k ± 284
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.27k ± 284
2.06%
Hispanic Population
341 people

In 2020, there were 4.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12k people) in Cross County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.27k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.06% of the people in Cross County, AR are hispanic (341 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cross County, AR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.11%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
350 people
0.273%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
46 people

As of 2020, 2.11% of Cross County, AR residents (350 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cross County, AR was 0.273%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    276 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    184 ± 100
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    138 ± 69

Cross County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Cross County, AR employs 7.24k people. The largest industries in Cross County, AR are Retail Trade (1,118 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,023 people), and Construction (585 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($76,500), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,945), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,793).

Occupations

7.24k
2020 Value
± 566
−5.05%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cross County, AR declined at a rate of −5.05%, from 7.62k employees to 7.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cross County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,112 people), Sales & Related Occupations (680 people), and Transportation Occupations (549 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cross County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.24k
2020 Value
± 566
−5.05%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cross County, AR declined at a rate of −5.05%, from 7.62k employees to 7.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cross County, AR, are Retail Trade (1,118 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,023 people), and Construction (585 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cross County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Cross County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,882
Median earning men ± $3,770
$28,617
Median earning women ± $3,458

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($87,708), Public Administration ($53,542), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,926).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($50,125), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,250), and Construction ($35,313).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 126
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 106
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 76
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cross County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.5%), followed by Other (2.54%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Cross County, AR awarded 9 degrees. The student population of Cross County, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 28 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cross County, AR are Black or African American (7 and 77.8%), followed by White (2 and 22.2%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Cross County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Delta Designs Cosmetology School (9 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cross County, AR are General Cosmetology (9 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (800k), Some college (553k), and Secondary Education (375k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cross County, AR was $83,800 in 2020, which is 0.365 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $83,800, a 2.67% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cross County, AR is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cross County, AR have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cross County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cross County, AR is $44,379. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cross County, AR was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $67,566, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $61,563 and $47,750.

Property

$83,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,272
$4,363
Median Property Taxes
±$388

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cross County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cross County, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2020
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.4% of the housing units in Cross County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cross County, AR was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $67,566, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $61,563 and $47,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cross County, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,379
Median Household Income
± $3,976
6.57k
Number of Households
± 510

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.57k households in Cross County, AR declined from $44,379 from the previous year's value of $46,787.

The following chart displays the households in Cross County, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cross County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.1%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.22%)

In 2020, 84.1% of workers in Cross County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (3.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cross County, AR have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% of the workforce in Cross County, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cross County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cross County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cross County, AR (2.8k out of 16.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cross County, AR is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.4% of the population of Cross County, AR has health coverage, with 35.1% on employee plans, 30.2% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 9.12% on non-group plans, and 2.16% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arkansas was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Cross County, AR see 2779 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.4% increase from the previous year (2409 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2052 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1026 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Arkansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,779 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cross County, AR

Primary care physicians in Cross County, AR see an average of 2,779 patients per year. This represents a 15.4% increase from the previous year (2,409 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cross County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Arkansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.8% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.65%
Uninsured
35.1%
Employer Coverage
30.2%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
9.12%
Non-Group
2.16%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cross County, AR declined by 0.503% from 7.69% to 7.65%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 94.8 in Cross County, AR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42% in Cross County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.01% in Cross County, AR.

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