Crawford, Texas

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Crawford, Texas
A billboard just outside Crawford (c. 2006)
A billboard just outside Crawford (c. 2006)
Location of Crawford, Texas
Location of Crawford, Texas
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 31°32′4″N 97°26′38″W / 31.53444°N 97.44389°W / 31.53444; -97.44389Coordinates: 31°32′4″N 97°26′38″W / 31.53444°N 97.44389°W / 31.53444; -97.44389
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
689 ft (210 m)
 • Total717
 • Density763.1/sq mi (294.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)254
FIPS code48-17564[1]
GNIS feature ID1355320[2]

Crawford is a town located in western McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is best known as the home of former President of the United States George W. Bush. He currently resides part-time at the Prairie Chapel Ranch, which is located just outside Crawford, Texas.[3]

Crawford is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 717. The 2018 census estimates Crawford's population at 755.[4]

The town was incorporated on August 12, 1897.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2018755[4]5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

At the 2000 census there were 705 people in the town, organized into 260 households and 192 families. The population density was 763.1 inhabitants per square mile (295.9/km2). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 299.8 per square mile (116.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.37% White, 4.40% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 5.96% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 11.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[1] There were 260 households, 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.8% of households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.23.

The age distribution was 30.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median household income was $38,015 and the median family income was $39,732. Males had a median income of $31,765 versus $19,653 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,421. 6.2% of the population and 6.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.9% of those under the age of 18 and 24.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


Crawford is served by the Crawford Independent School District.

Notable residents[edit]

George W. Bush[edit]

The Waco suburb is best known for President George W. Bush's Prairie Chapel Ranch, located just outside the town. Crawford was the site of many anti-Iraq War demonstrations including Camp Casey, when Cindy Sheehan purchased five acres (2 ha) just outside Crawford and intended to stay until she was granted a face-to-face meeting with the President, but left soon after.[6] Crawford is the subject of a 2008 documentary film, also called Crawford, about the change brought to the town by Bush's arrival.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "George W. and Laura Bush buy future home in Preston Hollow, Texas". Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Mom of soldier killed in Iraq stages protest near Bush's ranch". Archived from the original on June 24, 2007.

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