Crawford County, Pennsylvania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Crawford County Pennsylvania Courthouse.jpg
The Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville
Seal of Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 12, 1800
Named for William Crawford
Seat Meadville
Largest city Meadville
 • Total 1,038 sq mi (2,688 km2)
 • Land 1,013 sq mi (2,624 km2)
 • Water 25 sq mi (65 km2), 2.41%
 • (2010) 88,765
 • Density 88/sq mi (33.8/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Designated: May 12, 1982[1]

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,765.[2] Its county seat is Meadville.[3] The county was created on March 12, 1800, from part of Allegheny County and named for Colonel William Crawford.[4]

Crawford County comprises the Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area.

County Officials[edit]

County Commissioners[edit]

  • Francis Weiderspahn, Jr - Chairman (R)
  • John "Jack" P. Lynch - Vice Chairman (R)
  • C. Sherman Allen - Secretary/Treasurer (D)

Judges of the Court of Common Pleas[edit]

  • Anthony J. Vardaro, President Judge
  • John F. Spataro, Judge
  • Mark Stevens, Judge


Clerk of Courts/Clerk of the Orphans Court[edit]

  • Patricia Wetherbee (R)


  • Scott Schell (R)

District Attorney[edit]

  • Francis Schultz (R)

Jury Commissioners[edit]

  • David Kennedy (R)
  • Samantha Staab (D)


  • Emmy Arnett (R)

Register of Wills/Recorder of Deeds[edit]

  • Deborah Curry (R)


  • Walter "Nick" Hoke (R)


  • Christine Krzysiak (R)

State Representation[edit]

Pennsylvania State Senate[edit]

District Senator Party
50 Robert Robbins Republican

Pennsylvania House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party
5 Greg Lucas Republican
6 Brad Roae Republican
17 Michele Brooks Republican

Federal Representation[edit]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party
3 Mike Kelly Republican

United States Senate[edit]

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democrat


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,038 square miles (2,688.4 km2), of which 1,013 square miles (2,623.7 km2) is land and 25 square miles (64.7 km2) (2.41%) is water.[5]

Micropolitan and Combined Statistical Area[edit]

The United States Office of Management and Budget[6] has designated Crawford County as the Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census[7] the micropolitan area ranked 5th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 52nd most populous in the United States with a population of 88,765. Crawford County is also a part of the Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which combines the population of both Crawford County and the Erie County areas. The Combined Statistical Area ranked 7th in the State of Pennsylvania and 102nd most populous in the United States with a population of 369,331.

Map of the Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), composed of the following parts:

Adjacent Counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]


Pymatuning State Park is on Pymatuning Reservoir.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 2,346
1810 6,178 163.3%
1820 9,397 52.1%
1830 16,030 70.6%
1840 31,724 97.9%
1850 37,849 19.3%
1860 48,755 28.8%
1870 63,832 30.9%
1880 68,607 7.5%
1890 65,324 −4.8%
1900 63,643 −2.6%
1910 61,565 −3.3%
1920 60,667 −1.5%
1930 62,980 3.8%
1940 71,644 13.8%
1950 78,948 10.2%
1960 77,956 −1.3%
1970 81,342 4.3%
1980 88,869 9.3%
1990 86,169 −3.0%
2000 90,367 4.9%
2010 88,765 −1.8%
Est. 2013 87,376 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 90,366 people, 34,678 households, and 23,858 families residing in the county. The population density was 89 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 42,416 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.7% were of German, 11.7% American, 11.3% Irish, 10.8% English, 7.6% Italian and 5.4% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 34,678 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.


Map of Crawford County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Crawford County:




Census-designated places[edit]

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law.

Other localities[edit]

Like census-designated places, these have no official jurisdiction, but unlike census-designated places, these have no official role in other ways either. They are simply locations with traditional names.


Colleges and universities[edit]

Map of Crawford County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Community, Junior and Technical Colleges[edit]

  • Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI)[10]

Public School Districts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  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. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI)". Retrieved 2007-04-07. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°41′N 80°07′W / 41.68°N 80.11°W / 41.68; -80.11