Crawford County, Ohio


Crawford County, Ohio
Crawford County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1820[1]
Named for Colonel William Crawford
Seat Bucyrus
Largest city Bucyrus
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

403 sq mi (1,043 km²)
402 sq mi (1,041 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.18
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

46,966
117/sq mi (45/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.crawford-co.org
Historical populations
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%
Est. 2007 44,227 −5.8%
Population 1800-2007.[1]

Crawford County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. It was named for Colonel William Crawford, a soldier during the American Revolution.[2]

As of 2010, the population was 43,784. [1] Its county seat is Bucyrus.[3] The Bucyrus Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Crawford County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 403 square miles (1,043.8 km2).402 square miles (1,041.2 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.18%) is water.

The county is drained by the Sandusky and Olentangy Rivers.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] 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, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 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.

Government

Communities

Map of Crawford County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

  • Auburn Center
  • Benton
  • Brandywine
  • Brokensword
  • DeKalb
  • Gardner
  • Jackson
  • Leesville
  • Lemert
  • Lykens
  • Mechanicsburg

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Crawford County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Crawford.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Crawford County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39033&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

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


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