Crawford, Colorado

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Town of Crawford, Colorado
Statutory Town
Location in Delta County and the state of Colorado
Location in Delta County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°42′19″N 107°36′36″W / 38.705183°N 107.610061°W / 38.705183; -107.610061Coordinates: 38°42′19″N 107°36′36″W / 38.705183°N 107.610061°W / 38.705183; -107.610061[1]
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Delta County[2]
Incorporated December 19, 1910[3]
Government
 • Type Statutory Town[2]
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[4] 6,558 ft (1,999 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 431
 • Density 1,400/sq mi (620/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code[5] 81415
Area code(s) 970
INCITS place code 0817925
GNIS feature ID 0186721

The Town of Crawford is a Statutory Town in Delta County, Colorado, United States. It is sixty miles southeast of Grand Junction. This town population was 431 at the 2010 United States Census.

History[edit]

Crawford was founded in 1882.[6] It was named for George A. Crawford, governor-elect of Kansas.[7] A post office has been in operation at Crawford since 1883.[8]

Geography[edit]

Crawford is located at 38°42′15″N 107°36′39″W / 38.70417°N 107.61083°W / 38.70417; -107.61083 (38.704235, -107.610925).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land. The northern shore of Crawford Reservoir stands about a mile south.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 366 people, 147 households, and 104 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,409.8 people per square mile (543.5/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 689.5 per square mile (265.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.72% White, 1.64% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,281, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,284. About 23.5% of families and 29.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.8% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places". United States Census Bureau. July 1, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup" (JAVASCRIPT/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 6, 2007. 
  6. ^ Bright, William (2004). Colorado Place Names. Big Earth Publishing. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-55566-333-9. 
  7. ^ Capace, Nancy (1 March 1999). Encyclopedia of Colorado. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-403-09813-2. 
  8. ^ "Delta County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ Joe Cocker's 243-acre ranch is on the market in Colorado Los Angeles Times. 19 February 2015.

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