Crawford County
The Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville
The Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville
Official seal of Crawford County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Crawford County
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°41′N 80°07′W / 41.68°N 80.11°W / 41.68; -80.11
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
FoundedMarch 12, 1800
Named forWilliam Crawford
SeatMeadville
Largest cityMeadville
Area
 • Total1,038 sq mi (2,690 km2)
 • Land1,012 sq mi (2,620 km2)
 • Water25 sq mi (60 km2)  2.4%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total83,938
 • Density81/sq mi (31/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district16th
Websitewww.crawfordcountypa.net
DesignatedMay 12, 1982[1]

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 83,938.[2] Its county seat is Meadville.[3] The county was created on March 12, 1800, from part of Allegheny County and named for Colonel William Crawford.[4]

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.[5] It has a warm-summer humid continental climate (Dfb) and average monthly temperatures in Meadville range from 24.9 °F in January to 69.5 °F in July, while in Titusville they range from 24.2 °F in January to 68.8 °F in July. [1]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

State protected area

Pymatuning State Park is on Pymatuning Reservoir.

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18002,346
18106,178163.3%
18209,39752.1%
183016,03070.6%
184031,72497.9%
185037,84919.3%
186048,75528.8%
187063,83230.9%
188068,6077.5%
189065,324−4.8%
190063,643−2.6%
191061,565−3.3%
192060,667−1.5%
193062,9803.8%
194071,64413.8%
195078,94810.2%
196077,956−1.3%
197081,3424.3%
198088,8699.3%
199086,169−3.0%
200090,3674.9%
201088,765−1.8%
202083,938−5.4%
[6]

As of the 2000 census, there were 90,366 people, 34,678 households, and 23,858 families residing in the county.[7] 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. 45.1% English or Welsh, 10.9% American, 10.3% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 7.8% Scotch-Irish or Scottish, 3.8% Italian 2.6% Dutch, and 2.3% French ancestry.

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

The United States Office of Management and Budget[8] has designated Crawford County as the Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 census[9] 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.

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Map of the Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area (CSA), composed of the following parts:

Government

United States presidential election results for Crawford County, Pennsylvania[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 28,561 67.82% 12,924 30.69% 629 1.49%
2016 24,987 66.08% 10,971 29.01% 1,855 4.91%
2012 20,901 58.75% 13,883 39.02% 791 2.22%
2008 20,750 54.17% 16,780 43.80% 777 2.03%
2004 21,965 57.32% 16,013 41.79% 344 0.90%
2000 18,858 56.58% 13,250 39.76% 1,220 3.66%
1996 14,659 46.62% 12,943 41.16% 3,844 12.22%
1992 14,112 40.75% 12,813 37.00% 7,703 22.25%
1988 17,249 56.32% 13,021 42.51% 358 1.17%
1984 20,181 60.80% 12,792 38.54% 222 0.67%
1980 16,552 53.55% 11,778 38.11% 2,579 8.34%
1976 15,301 49.99% 14,712 48.06% 597 1.95%
1972 18,393 64.38% 9,371 32.80% 805 2.82%
1968 14,991 53.11% 11,345 40.19% 1,890 6.70%
1964 10,664 36.78% 18,212 62.82% 115 0.40%
1960 18,754 60.68% 12,050 38.99% 102 0.33%
1956 18,887 66.65% 9,346 32.98% 104 0.37%
1952 19,079 65.49% 9,874 33.89% 181 0.62%
1948 14,161 60.69% 9,174 39.31% 0 0.00%
1944 15,205 61.83% 9,216 37.48% 170 0.69%
1940 15,891 60.62% 10,197 38.90% 125 0.48%
1936 14,463 51.31% 12,788 45.37% 938 3.33%
1932 10,918 51.72% 9,382 44.44% 811 3.84%
1928 17,072 71.17% 6,718 28.00% 199 0.83%
1924 10,918 63.09% 2,969 17.16% 3,418 19.75%
1920 10,032 62.31% 4,175 25.93% 1,892 11.75%
1916 5,487 44.18% 5,814 46.81% 1,119 9.01%
1912 2,497 20.56% 3,908 32.17% 5,742 47.27%
1908 7,679 52.58% 5,668 38.81% 1,258 8.61%
1904 7,450 59.03% 3,645 28.88% 1,525 12.08%
1900 7,705 49.97% 7,000 45.40% 713 4.62%
1896 7,851 47.26% 8,383 50.47% 377 2.27%
1892 7,152 47.30% 6,166 40.78% 1,804 11.93%
1888 8,040 53.59% 5,964 39.75% 999 6.66%


As of February 21, 2022, there were 52,493 registered voters in Crawford County.[11]

Chart of Voter Registration

  Republican (56.34%)
  Democratic (31.29%)
  Independent (8.25%)
  Third Party (4.11%)










County Commissioners

Other county officials

Pennsylvania Senate

District Senator Party
50 Michele Brooks Republican

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

District Representative Party
6 Brad Roae Republican
17 Parke Wentling Republican
65 Kathy Rapp Republican

United States House of Representatives

District Representative Party
16 Mike Kelly Republican

United States Senate

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democrat

Education

Colleges and universities

Map of Crawford County, Pennsylvania School Districts
Map of Crawford County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Community, junior and technical colleges

Laurel Technical Institute (LTI)

Public school districts

Communities

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

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.[9]

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

Distinguished residents

See also

References

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search". Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on November 13, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Census - Geography Profile: Crawford County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2022.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 95.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Census 2020".
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ "Office of Management and Budget". whitehouse.gov.
  9. ^ a b "2010 U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.
  11. ^ "Voter registration statistics by county". Dos.state.pa.us. Retrieved February 23, 2022.
  12. ^ "Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI)". Retrieved April 7, 2007.

Coordinates: 41°41′N 80°07′W / 41.68°N 80.11°W / 41.68; -80.11