Crawford County, Iowa

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Crawford County, Iowa
Crawford courthouse denison iowa.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for William Harris Crawford
Seat Denison
Largest city Denison
Area
 • Total 714.99 sq mi (1,852 km2)
 • Land 714.36 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water 0.63 sq mi (2 km2), 0.09%
Population
 • (2010) 17,096
 • Density 23.9/sq mi (9.2/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.crawfordcounty.org

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 17,096 in the 2010 census, an increase from 16,942 in 2000.[1] Its county seat is Denison.[2] The county was named for William Harris Crawford,[3] U.S. senator from Georgia and United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 714.99 square miles (1,851.8 km2), of which 714.36 square miles (1,850.2 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.63 square miles (1.6 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 383
1870 2,530 560.6%
1880 12,413 390.6%
1890 18,894 52.2%
1900 21,685 14.8%
1910 20,041 −7.6%
1920 20,614 2.9%
1930 21,028 2.0%
1940 20,538 −2.3%
1950 19,741 −3.9%
1960 18,569 −5.9%
1970 19,116 2.9%
1980 18,935 −0.9%
1990 16,775 −11.4%
2000 16,942 1.0%
2010 17,096 0.9%
Est. 2012 17,309 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 17,096 in the county, with a population density of 23.944/sq mi (9.245/km2). There were 6,943 housing units, of which 6,413 were occupied.[1]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Crawford County

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 16,942 people, 6,441 households, and 4,489 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,958 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.10% White, 0.76% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.59% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 8.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,441 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,922, and the median income for a family was $40,231. Males had a median income of $28,696 versus $19,798 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,851. About 6.90% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over.

Localities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Crawford County is divided into these townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 95. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 42°02′14″N 95°22′43″W / 42.03722°N 95.37861°W / 42.03722; -95.37861