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Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 12, 1800
Seat Meadville
Largest City Meadville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,038 sq mi (2,688 km²)
1,012 sq mi (2,621 km²)
25 sq mi (65 km²), 2.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

86,484
85/sq mi (33/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.crawfordcountypa.net
Named for: William Crawford
Pennsylvania Historical Marker
Designated: May 12, 1982

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,765. Its county seat is Meadville. The county was created on March 12, 1800, from part of Allegheny County and named for Colonel William Crawford.

Crawford County comprises the Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,038 square miles (2,690 km2), of which 1,012 square miles (2,620 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (2.4%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

National protected area

  • Erie National Wildlife Refuge

State protected area

Pymatuning State Park is on Pymatuning Reservoir.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 2,346
1810 6,178 163.3%
1820 9,397 52.1%
1830 16,030 70.6%
1840 31,724 97.9%
1850 37,849 19.3%
1860 48,755 28.8%
1870 63,832 30.9%
1880 68,607 7.5%
1890 65,324 −4.8%
1900 63,643 −2.6%
1910 61,565 −3.3%
1920 60,667 −1.5%
1930 62,980 3.8%
1940 71,644 13.8%
1950 78,948 10.2%
1960 77,956 −1.3%
1970 81,342 4.3%
1980 88,869 9.3%
1990 86,169 −3.0%
2000 90,367 4.9%
2010 88,765 −1.8%
Est. 2015 86,484 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 90,366 people, 34,678 households, and 23,858 families residing in the county. The population density was 89 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 42,416 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.00% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.7% were of German, 11.7% American, 11.3% Irish, 10.8% English, 7.6% Italian and 5.4% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 34,678 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

Micropolitan Statistical Area

Erie-Meadville, PA CSA 2014
Map of the Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), composed of the following parts:      Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area      Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area
See also: List of Micropolitan Statistical Areas and List of Combined Statistical Areas

The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Crawford County as the Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 5th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 52nd most populous in the United States with a population of 88,765. Crawford County is also a part of the Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), which combines the population of both Crawford County and the Erie County areas. The Combined Statistical Area ranked 7th in the State of Pennsylvania and 102nd most populous in the United States with a population of 369,331.

Communities

Map of Crawford County Pennsylvania With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Crawford County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Crawford County:

Cities

Boroughs

Townships

  • Athens
  • Beaver
  • Bloomfield
  • Cambridge
  • Conneaut
  • Cussewago
  • East Fairfield
  • East Fallowfield
  • East Mead
  • Fairfield
  • Greenwood
  • Hayfield
  • North Shenango
  • Oil Creek
  • Pine
  • Randolph
  • Richmond
  • Rockdale
  • Rome
  • Sadsbury
  • South Shenango
  • Sparta
  • Spring
  • Steuben
  • Summerhill
  • Summit
  • Troy
  • Union
  • Venango
  • Vernon
  • Wayne
  • West Fallowfield
  • West Mead
  • West Shenango
  • Woodcock

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law.

Unincorporated communities

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 Meadville City 13,388
2 Titusville City 5,601
3 Cambridge Springs Borough 2,595
4 Conneaut Lakeshore CDP 2,395
5 Pymatuning Central CDP 2,269
6 Cochranton Borough 1,136
7 Linesville Borough 1,040
8 Saegertown Borough 997
9 Conneautville Borough 774
10 Fredericksburg CDP 733
11 Conneaut Lake Borough 653
12 Hydetown Borough 526
13 Canadohta Lake CDP 516
14 Pymatuning South CDP 479
15 Springboro Borough 477
16 Harmonsburg CDP 401
17 Blooming Valley Borough 337
18 Townville Borough 323
19 Pymatuning North CDP 311
T-20 Spartansburg Borough 305
T-20 Kerrtown CDP 305
21 Venango Borough 239
22 Centerville Borough 218
23 Hartstown CDP 201
24 Woodcock Borough 157
25 Guys Mills CDP 124
26 Geneva CDP 109
27 Lincolnville CDP 96
28 Atlantic CDP 77
29 Riceville CDP 68
30 Adamsville CDP 67

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