Crawford, Texas

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Crawford, Texas
A billboard just outside Crawford.
A billboard just outside Crawford.
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
Country United States
State Texas
County McLennan
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 689 ft (210 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 705
 • Density 763.1/sq mi (294.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76638
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-17564[1]
GNIS feature ID 1355320[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 2000 census, the town had a total population of 705. The 2005 census estimates Crawford's population at 789.[4]

The town was incorporated on August 12, 1897.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 443
1910 516 16.5%
1920 573 11.0%
1930 491 −14.3%
1940 471 −4.1%
1950 423 −10.2%
1960 480 13.5%
1970 477 −0.6%
1980 610 27.9%
1990 631 3.4%
2000 705 11.7%
2010 717 1.7%
Est. 2015 741 [5] 3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 705 people in the town, organized into 260 households and 192 families. The population density is 763.1 inhabitants per square mile (295.9/km2). There are 277 housing units at an average density of 299.8 per square mile (116.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 260 households out of which 41.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% are non-families. 23.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the town, the population is spread out with 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $38,015, and the median income for a family is $39,732. Males have a median income of $31,765 versus $19,653 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,421. 6.2% of the population and 6.4% of families are 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 are 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.[7] Crawford is the subject of a 2008 documentary film, also called Crawford, about the change brought to the town by Bush's arrival.


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