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Crows Landing
Location of Crows Landing in Stanislaus County, California.
Location of Crows Landing in Stanislaus County, California.
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Country  United States
State  California
County Stanislaus
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
 • Land 1.65 sq mi (4.28 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
128 ft (39 m)
 • Total 322
 • Density 194.68/sq mi (75.19/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 209
GNIS feature ID 2582988

Crows Landing is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California. Crows Landing is about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Modesto. Crows Landing sits at an elevation of 128 feet (39 m). The 2010 United States census reported Crows Landing's population was 355.


Crows Landing was founded on the San Joaquin River, as a river landing or crossing, by the Crow family. Crows Landing was relocated 4 miles (6.4 km) west to be established on the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks in 1887.

There is a small airport west of town that was used as an auxiliary landing site for training World War II pilots from Naval Air Station Alameda, and later for NASA's experimental aircraft from the Ames Research Center in Mountain View. It was transferred to Stanislaus County in 2000.

In 2011, KCRA-TV reported that NASA Crows Landing Airport, after closure, will be demolished and converted into a film studio, thanks to Mare Island Studios.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 322
U.S. Decennial Census

The 2010 United States Census reported that Crows Landing had a population of 355. The population density was 112.0 people per square mile (43.3/km2). The racial makeup of Crows Landing was 162 (45.6%) White, 5 (1.4%) African American, 1 (0.3%) Native American, 0 (0.0%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 182 (51.3%) from other races, and 5 (1.4%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 248 persons (69.9%).

The Census reported that 355 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 121 households, out of which 44 (36.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 66 (54.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 9 (7.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 8 (6.6%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 3 (2.5%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 36 households (29.8%) were made up of individuals, and 19 (15.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93. There were 83 families (68.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.73.

The population was spread out, with 99 people (27.9%) under the age of 18, 34 people (9.6%) aged 18 to 24, 85 people (23.9%) aged 25 to 44, 81 people (22.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 56 people (15.8%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

There were 143 housing units at an average density of 45.1 per square mile (17.4/km2), of which 77 (63.6%) were owner-occupied, and 44 (36.4%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.5%; the rental vacancy rate was 6.4%. 214 people (60.3% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 141 people (39.7%) lived in rental housing units.

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