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Cross Plains is a town in Callahan County, in the Abilene metro area.

The community name is believed to stem from this being a point where stagecoach and military routes crossed.

The latitude of Cross Plains is 32.126N. The longitude is -99.165W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,742 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,078.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,235
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cross Plains demographic reports
Cross Plains is east of Caddo Peaks.
Cross Plains received national attention for January 2006 wildfires which destroyed much of the town.
Well-known residents have included:
· Robert E. Howard, author whose characters include Conan the Barbarian
Local festivals include:
  • Robert E. Howard Days - June 8-9, 2007
  • Barbarian Festival - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cross Plains web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Howard House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Cross Plains demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Callahan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Abilene area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76443 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Cross Plains residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cross Plains ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cross Plains was $13,284, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

8% of Cross Plains residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Cross Plains festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cross Plains, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $211.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $521.


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Libraries

Libraries in Cross Plains include Cross Plains Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Callahan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cross Plains political report.

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The average commute time for Cross Plains workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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