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Crawford County
County Courthouse, Denison
Map of Iowa highlighting Crawford County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Founded 1851/1855
Named for William Harris Crawford
Seat Denison
Largest city Denison
Area
 • Total 715 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Land 714 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 16,525
 • Density 23.112/sq mi (8.924/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 16,525. Its county seat is Denison. The county was named for William Harris Crawford, U.S. senator from Georgia and United States Secretary of the Treasury.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • US 30 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 30
  • US 59 (IA).svg U.S. Highway 59
  • Iowa 37.svg Iowa Highway 37
  • Iowa 39.svg Iowa Highway 39
  • Iowa 141.svg Iowa Highway 141

Adjacent counties

Demographics

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%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2018
CrawfordCountyIowaPop2020
Population of Crawford County from US census data

2020 census

The 2020 census recorded a population of 16,525 in the county, with a population density of 23.1349/sq mi (8.9324/km2). 89.34% of the population reported being of one race. 38.43% were non-Hispanic White, 2.38% were Black, 29.72% were Hispanic, 0.98% were Native American, 1.86% were Asian, 0.02% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 26.60% were some other race or more than one race. There were 6,855 housing units of which 6,255 were occupied.

2010 census

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.

Communities

Cities

Townships

Crawford County is divided into these townships:

  • Boyer
  • Charter Oak
  • Denison
  • East Boyer
  • Goodrich
  • Hanover
  • Hayes
  • Iowa
  • Jackson
  • Milford
  • Morgan
  • Nishnabotny
  • Otter Creek
  • Paradise
  • Soldier
  • Stockholm
  • Union
  • Washington
  • West Side
  • Willow

Population ranking

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

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
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