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Crawford County
Crawford County Courthouse in Steelville
Crawford County Courthouse in Steelville
Map of Missouri highlighting Crawford County
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Missouri's location within the U.S.
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Country  United States
State  Missouri
Founded January 23, 1829
Named for William H. Crawford
Seat Steelville
Largest city Cuba
Area
 • Total 744 sq mi (1,930 km2)
 • Land 743 sq mi (1,920 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)  0.2%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 24,696
 • Estimate 
(2018)
23,957
 • Density 33.194/sq mi (12.816/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 8th

Crawford County is a county located in the east-central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. At the 2010 Census, the population was 24,696. Its county seat is Steelville. The county was organized in 1829 and is named after U.S. Senator William H. Crawford of Georgia.

The section of Sullivan which is located in Crawford County is included in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 1990, the mean center of U.S. population was located in southwestern Crawford County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 744 square miles (1,930 km2), of which 743 square miles (1,920 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • I-44.svg Interstate 44
  • US 66.svg U.S. Route 66 (1926-1979)
  • MO-8.svg Route 8
  • MO-19.svg Route 19
  • MO-49.svg Route 49

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 1,712
1840 3,561 108.0%
1850 6,397 79.6%
1860 5,823 −9.0%
1870 7,982 37.1%
1880 10,756 34.8%
1890 11,961 11.2%
1900 12,959 8.3%
1910 13,576 4.8%
1920 12,355 −9.0%
1930 11,287 −8.6%
1940 12,693 12.5%
1950 11,615 −8.5%
1960 12,647 8.9%
1970 14,828 17.2%
1980 18,300 23.4%
1990 19,173 4.8%
2000 22,804 18.9%
2010 24,646 8.1%
2018 (est.) 23,957 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015

At the 2000 census, there were 22,804 people, 8,858 households and 6,351 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 per square mile (12/km2). There were 10,850 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.26% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Approximately 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,858 households, of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.30% 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 3.00.

26.30% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median household income was $37,554 and the median family income was $45,059. Males had a median income of $28,005 compared with $18,736 for females. The per capita income was $18,203. About 12.70% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.30% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Education

Public schools

    • Bourbon Elementary School (PK−4)
    • Bourbon Middle School (5−8)
    • Bourbon High School (9–12)
    • Cuba Elementary School (K−4)
    • Cuba Middle School (5−8)
    • Cuba High School (9–12)
    • Steelville Elementary School (PK−4)
    • Steelville Middle School (5−8)
    • Steelville High School (9–12)

Private schools

Public libraries

  • Bourbon Branch Library
  • Recklein Memorial Branch Library
  • Steelville Branch Library
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