Crawford County, Iowa

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Crawford County, Iowa
Crawford courthouse denison iowa.jpg
Map of Iowa highlighting Crawford County
Location in the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Named for William Harris Crawford
Seat Denison
Largest city Denison
Area
 • Total 715 sq mi (1,852 km2)
 • Land 714 sq mi (1,849 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 17,094
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.crawfordcounty.org

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,096.[1] Its county seat is Denison.[2] The county was named for William Harris Crawford,[3] U.S. senator from Georgia and United States Secretary of the Treasury. It was established in January 1, 1851.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 715 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 714 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 383
1870 2,530 560.6%
1880 12,413 390.6%
1890 18,894 52.2%
1900 21,685 14.8%
1910 20,041 −7.6%
1920 20,614 2.9%
1930 21,028 2.0%
1940 20,538 −2.3%
1950 19,741 −3.9%
1960 18,569 −5.9%
1970 19,116 2.9%
1980 18,935 −0.9%
1990 16,775 −11.4%
2000 16,942 1.0%
2010 17,096 0.9%
Est. 2016 16,940 [5] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 17,096 in the county, with a population density of 23.944/sq mi (9.245/km2). There were 6,943 housing units, of which 6,413 were occupied.[10]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Crawford County

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 16,942 people, 6,441 households, and 4,489 families residing in the county. The population density was 24 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 6,958 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.10% White, 0.76% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.59% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 8.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,441 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.30% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,922, and the median income for a family was $40,231. Males had a median income of $28,696 versus $19,798 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,851. About 6.90% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Former Cities[edit]

Berne

Kenwood

Astor

Boyer

Townships[edit]

Crawford County is divided into these townships:


Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Crawford County.[12]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Denison City 8,298
2 Schleswig City 882
3 Manilla City 776
4 Dow City City 510
5 Charter Oak City 502
6 Vail City 436
7 Westside City 299
8 Kiron City 279
9 Deloit City 264
10 Ricketts City 145
11 Arion City 108
12 Buck Grove City 43
13 Aspinwall City 40

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.6% 4,617 28.7% 1,991 4.7% 327
2012 53.2% 3,595 45.4% 3,066 1.4% 91
2008 46.5% 3,345 51.7% 3,715 1.8% 131
2004 54.6% 3,955 44.5% 3,220 0.9% 67
2000 53.1% 3,482 43.3% 2,838 3.6% 235
1996 40.0% 2,686 46.8% 3,140 13.2% 889
1992 35.1% 2,693 39.2% 3,004 25.7% 1,975
1988 46.2% 3,375 52.9% 3,868 0.9% 68
1984 56.5% 4,552 42.2% 3,396 1.3% 105
1980 61.0% 4,883 31.2% 2,500 7.7% 619
1976 48.8% 3,879 49.1% 3,903 2.1% 166
1972 58.6% 4,493 39.4% 3,018 2.0% 156
1968 55.4% 4,287 36.8% 2,851 7.8% 606
1964 37.3% 2,999 62.5% 5,024 0.2% 14
1960 56.3% 4,791 43.7% 3,720 0.1% 7
1956 55.0% 4,608 44.8% 3,749 0.2% 17
1952 63.7% 5,646 35.0% 3,107 1.3% 115
1948 43.7% 3,267 53.2% 3,983 3.1% 235
1944 56.5% 4,242 42.9% 3,218 0.7% 49
1940 55.9% 5,284 43.7% 4,130 0.4% 35
1936 37.0% 3,514 60.2% 5,720 2.8% 268
1932 26.1% 2,334 68.0% 6,084 5.9% 524
1928 43.1% 3,436 56.3% 4,495 0.6% 50
1924 36.3% 2,882 15.8% 1,255 48.0% 3,812
1920 68.7% 5,473 27.0% 2,151 4.4% 348
1916 58.3% 2,756 40.6% 1,919 1.2% 55
1912 25.0% 1,169 47.0% 2,193 28.0% 1,308
1908 47.3% 2,169 50.6% 2,322 2.1% 97
1904 54.1% 2,530 42.8% 2,004 3.1% 144
1900 45.7% 2,268 52.0% 2,578 2.3% 115
1896 47.0% 2,189 51.4% 2,396 1.6% 74

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 95. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - State -- County". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved March 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°02′14″N 95°22′43″W / 42.03722°N 95.37861°W / 42.03722; -95.37861