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 U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1826
Named for Colonel William Crawford
Seat Bucyrus
Largest city Bucyrus
Area
 • Total 403 sq mi (1,044 km2)
 • Land 402 sq mi (1,041 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 43,784
 • Density 109/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. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,784.[1] The approximate population as of 2014 is 42,480, causing a -3.00% change over the past 4 years, according to the United States Census Bureau. Its county seat is Bucyrus.[2] The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1836.[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 U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 403 square miles (1,040 km2), of which 402 square miles (1,040 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.2%) is water.[5] It is the fourth-smallest county in Ohio by total area.

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. 2016 42,083 [6] −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] 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, 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.

According to the United States Census Bureau, women make up about 51.3% of the population, as of 2014.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 43,784 people, 18,099 households, and 12,108 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 109.0 inhabitants per square mile (42.1/km2). There were 20,167 housing units at an average density of 50.2 per square mile (19.4/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 97.2% white, 0.9% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 43.3% were German, 14.3% were Irish, 13.7% were American, and 11.0% were English.[14]

Of the 18,099 households, 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families, and 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.89. The median age was 41.9 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,228 and the median income for a family was $49,647. Males had a median income of $40,304 versus $28,118 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,590. About 10.8% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.4% 13,611 23.9% 4,625 5.7% 1,093
2012 59.7% 11,852 37.8% 7,507 2.5% 488
2008 58.0% 12,316 39.1% 8,289 2.9% 620
2004 63.7% 13,885 35.7% 7,773 0.7% 143
2000 60.8% 11,666 35.1% 6,721 4.1% 789
1996 44.9% 8,730 38.3% 7,449 16.8% 3,272
1992 41.4% 8,618 30.5% 6,351 28.2% 5,866
1988 66.7% 12,472 32.2% 6,018 1.1% 210
1984 74.1% 14,682 24.9% 4,932 1.0% 206
1980 62.9% 12,424 30.7% 6,058 6.4% 1,273
1976 57.2% 10,801 40.0% 7,553 2.7% 516
1972 69.5% 14,632 26.2% 5,518 4.3% 903
1968 56.6% 11,898 32.1% 6,737 11.3% 2,373
1964 42.8% 8,970 57.2% 11,968
1960 67.6% 14,558 32.4% 6,981
1956 70.5% 13,763 29.5% 5,769
1952 66.1% 13,370 33.9% 6,852
1948 53.7% 8,862 46.1% 7,600 0.3% 41
1944 59.7% 10,464 40.4% 7,079
1940 53.6% 10,336 46.5% 8,966
1936 36.0% 6,638 59.5% 10,955 4.5% 826
1932 37.3% 6,538 60.5% 10,593 2.2% 386
1928 66.9% 11,235 32.6% 5,472 0.5% 86
1924 40.8% 5,896 30.4% 4,384 28.8% 4,160
1920 44.7% 7,082 53.5% 8,467 1.8% 280
1916 29.8% 2,673 67.1% 6,014 3.2% 283
1912 17.8% 1,432 58.8% 4,733 23.4% 1,879
1908 32.8% 3,061 64.4% 6,006 2.7% 253
1904 39.9% 3,314 54.1% 4,493 6.0% 499
1900 31.7% 3,150 60.0% 5,968 8.3% 825
1896 34.4% 3,150 64.5% 5,915 1.1% 101
1892 32.3% 2,479 63.2% 4,858 4.5% 349
1888 33.6% 2,681 63.7% 5,085 2.7% 219
1884 35.4% 2,731 62.9% 4,851 1.7% 133
1880 36.1% 2,622 62.9% 4,567 1.0% 75
1876 34.5% 2,312 65.2% 4,365 0.2% 16
1872 36.4% 2,081 62.8% 3,595 0.8% 48

Communities[edit]

Map of Crawford County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 95. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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