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Crawfordsville, Arkansas
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Location of Crawfordsville in Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Location of Crawfordsville in Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Crittenden
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
220 ft (67 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 462
 • Density 826.48/sq mi (319.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72327
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-15940
GNIS feature ID 0057604

Crawfordsville, historically Crawfordville, is a town in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 479 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Crawfordsville is located near the center of Crittenden County at 35°13′33″N 90°19′35″W / 35.22583°N 90.32639°W / 35.22583; -90.32639 (35.225741, -90.326318). U.S. Route 64 passes just north of the town, leading east 8 miles (13 km) to Marion and 19 miles (31 km) to Memphis, Tennessee, and west 9 miles (14 km) to Earle.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Crawfordsville has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 605
1930 612 1.2%
1940 656 7.2%
1950 680 3.7%
1960 744 9.4%
1970 831 11.7%
1980 685 −17.6%
1990 617 −9.9%
2000 514 −16.7%
2010 479 −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

As of the census of 2000, there were 514 people, 202 households, and 142 families residing in the town. The population density was 451.0/km2 (1,167.1/mi2). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 194.8/km2 (504.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 49.81% White, 49.42% Black or African American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 202 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,518, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $19,205 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,176. About 19.4% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.9% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

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Education

Marion School District, including Marion High School, serves Crawfordsville. On July 1, 2004 the Crawfordsville School District consolidated into the Marion School District.

Notable people

  • Fred Smith, a former basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters and the only Green Party member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, serving from District 50, is a Crawfordsville native and a graduate of Crawfordsville High School.
  • James C. Taylor, Illinois state legislator; born in Crawfordsville
  • Johnnie Taylor, singer; born in Crawfordsville
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