Crawford County, Ohio

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Crawford County
Crawford County Courthouse
Official seal of Crawford County
Map of Ohio highlighting Crawford County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°51′N 82°55′W / 40.85°N 82.92°W / 40.85; -82.92
Country United States
State Ohio
FoundedApril 1, 1826
Named forColonel William Crawford
SeatBucyrus
Largest cityBucyrus
Area
 • Total403 sq mi (1,040 km2)
 • Land402 sq mi (1,040 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total42,025
 • Density100/sq mi (40/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.crawford-co.org

Crawford County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 42,025.[1] 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.
18304,791
184013,152174.5%
185018,17738.2%
186023,88131.4%
187025,5567.0%
188030,58319.7%
189031,9274.4%
190033,9156.2%
191034,0360.4%
192036,0545.9%
193035,345−2.0%
194035,5710.6%
195038,7388.9%
196046,77520.7%
197050,3647.7%
198050,075−0.6%
199047,870−4.4%
200046,966−1.9%
201043,784−6.8%
202042,025−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2020 [10]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 46,966 people, 18,957 households, and 13,175 families living 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 living 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]

Prior to 1924, Crawford County was a strongly Democratic county. Since 1924, it has become strongly Republican, only backing Democratic candidates three times since then.

United States presidential election results for Crawford County, Ohio[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 15,436 74.52% 4,916 23.73% 361 1.74%
2016 13,611 70.42% 4,625 23.93% 1,093 5.65%
2012 11,852 59.72% 7,507 37.82% 488 2.46%
2008 12,316 58.03% 8,289 39.05% 620 2.92%
2004 13,885 63.69% 7,773 35.65% 143 0.66%
2000 11,666 60.84% 6,721 35.05% 789 4.11%
1996 8,730 44.88% 7,449 38.30% 3,272 16.82%
1992 8,618 41.36% 6,351 30.48% 5,866 28.15%
1988 12,472 66.70% 6,018 32.18% 210 1.12%
1984 14,682 74.08% 4,932 24.88% 206 1.04%
1980 12,424 62.89% 6,058 30.67% 1,273 6.44%
1976 10,801 57.24% 7,553 40.03% 516 2.73%
1972 14,632 69.50% 5,518 26.21% 903 4.29%
1968 11,898 56.64% 6,737 32.07% 2,373 11.30%
1964 8,970 42.84% 11,968 57.16% 0 0.00%
1960 14,558 67.59% 6,981 32.41% 0 0.00%
1956 13,763 70.46% 5,769 29.54% 0 0.00%
1952 13,370 66.12% 6,852 33.88% 0 0.00%
1948 8,862 53.70% 7,600 46.05% 41 0.25%
1944 10,464 59.65% 7,079 40.35% 0 0.00%
1940 10,336 53.55% 8,966 46.45% 0 0.00%
1936 6,638 36.04% 10,955 59.48% 826 4.48%
1932 6,538 37.32% 10,593 60.47% 386 2.20%
1928 11,235 66.90% 5,472 32.59% 86 0.51%
1924 5,896 40.83% 4,384 30.36% 4,160 28.81%
1920 7,082 44.74% 8,467 53.49% 280 1.77%
1916 2,673 29.80% 6,014 67.05% 283 3.15%
1912 1,432 17.80% 4,733 58.84% 1,879 23.36%
1908 3,061 32.84% 6,006 64.44% 253 2.71%
1904 3,314 39.90% 4,493 54.09% 499 6.01%
1900 3,150 33.98% 5,968 64.39% 151 1.63%
1896 3,150 34.37% 5,915 64.53% 101 1.10%
1892 2,479 32.25% 4,858 63.21% 349 4.54%
1888 2,681 33.58% 5,085 63.68% 219 2.74%
1884 2,731 35.40% 4,851 62.88% 133 1.72%
1880 2,622 36.10% 4,567 62.87% 75 1.03%
1876 2,312 34.54% 4,365 65.22% 16 0.24%
1872 2,081 36.36% 3,595 62.81% 48 0.84%
1868 2,019 35.89% 3,607 64.11% 0 0.00%
1864 1,955 38.34% 3,144 61.66% 0 0.00%
1860 2,064 41.69% 2,752 55.58% 135 2.73%
1856 1,685 43.53% 2,154 55.64% 32 0.83%


Communities[edit]

Map of Crawford County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2020 census
  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. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. 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. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  10. ^ 2020 census
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. 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. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. 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. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-05-01.

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External links[edit]

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