Crawford County, Ohio

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Crawford County, Ohio
Crawford County Ohio Courthouse 2.JPG
Seal of Crawford County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1820[1]
Named for Colonel William Crawford
Seat Bucyrus
Largest city Bucyrus
Area
 • Total 402.70 sq mi (1,043 km2)
 • Land 401.79 sq mi (1,041 km2)
 • Water 0.91 sq mi (2 km2), 0.23%
Population
 • (2010) 43,784
 • Density 109.0/sq mi (42/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.crawford-co.org

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 43,784, which is a decrease of 6.8% from 46,966 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Bucyrus.[3] It was named for Colonel William Crawford, a soldier during the American Revolution.[4]

Crawford County comprises the Bucyrus, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 402.70 square miles (1,043.0 km2), of which 401.79 square miles (1,040.6 km2) (or 99.77%) is land and 0.91 square miles (2.4 km2) (or 0.23%) is water.[5]

The county is drained by the Sandusky and Olentangy Rivers.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 4,791
1840 13,152 174.5%
1850 18,177 38.2%
1860 23,881 31.4%
1870 25,556 7.0%
1880 30,583 19.7%
1890 31,927 4.4%
1900 33,915 6.2%
1910 34,036 0.4%
1920 36,054 5.9%
1930 35,345 −2.0%
1940 35,571 0.6%
1950 38,738 8.9%
1960 46,775 20.7%
1970 50,364 7.7%
1980 50,075 −0.6%
1990 47,870 −4.4%
2000 46,966 −1.9%
2010 43,784 −6.8%
Est. 2012 42,849 −2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 46,966 people, 18,957 households, and 13,175 families residing in the county. The population density was 117 people per square mile (45/km²). There were 20,178 housing units at an average density of 50 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.99% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.4% were of German, 21.4% American, 8.1% English and 7.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18,957 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,227, and the median income for a family was $43,169. Males had a median income of $33,319 versus $21,346 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,466. About 7.80% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Crawford County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Crawford County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Crawford County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 95. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°51′N 82°55′W / 40.85°N 82.92°W / 40.85; -82.92