Crawford County, Ohio facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
|Founded||April 1, 1826|
|Named for||Colonel William Crawford|
|• Total||403 sq mi (1,040 km2)|
|• Land||402 sq mi (1,040 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2 km2) 0.2%%|
|• Density||104.28/sq mi (40.26/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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. Its county seat is Bucyrus. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1836. It was named for Colonel William Crawford, a soldier during the American Revolution.
Crawford County comprises the Bucyrus, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH Combined Statistical Area.
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. It is the fourth-smallest county in Ohio by total area.
The county is drained by the Sandusky and Olentangy Rivers.
- Seneca County (north)
- Huron County (northeast)
- Richland County (east)
- Morrow County (southeast)
- Marion County (southwest)
- Wyandot County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 43,784 people, 18,099 households, and 12,108 families living in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 43.3% were German, 14.3% were Irish, 13.7% were American, and 11.0% were English.
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.
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.
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