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Crawford County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of USA IL
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1816
Seat Robinson
Largest city Robinson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

445.82 sq mi (1,155 km²)
443.63 sq mi (1,149 km²)
2.19 sq mi (6 km²), 0.49%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

19,817
46/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.crawfordcountycentral.com

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 19,817, which is a decrease of 3.1% from 20,452 in 2000.[1] Its county seat is Robinson.[2]

GeographyEdit

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 445.82 square miles (1,154.7 km2), of which 443.63 square miles (1,149.0 km2) (or 99.51%) is land and 2.19 square miles (5.7 km2) (or 0.49%) is water.[3] Some of the county's eastern border is defined by the Wabash River.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

HistoryEdit

Crawford County was formed in 1816 out of Edwards County. At the time of its formation, it encompassed about one third of the State, but it was reduced to its present borders by 1831 as it spawned new counties. It was named in honor of William H. Crawford, from Georgia, who was serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury at the time. Crawford County was home to several battles between the settlers and Indians, and also the location of the only woman ever hanged in Illinois.

Municipalities Edit

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VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Crawford County is divided into ten townships:

DemographicsEdit

USA Crawford County, Illinois age pyramid

2000 census age pyramid for Crawford County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 19,240
1910 26,281 36.6%
1920 22,771 −13.4%
1930 21,085 −7.4%
1940 21,294 1.0%
1950 21,137 −0.7%
1960 20,751 −1.8%
1970 19,824 −4.5%
1980 20,818 5.0%
1990 19,464 −6.5%
2000 20,452 5.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 20,452 people, 7,842 households, and 5,450 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 8,785 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.58% White, 4.53% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.5% were of American, 23.1% German, 11.6% English and 8.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.9% spoke English and 2.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 7,842 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 107.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,531, and the median income for a family was $40,418. Males had a median income of $30,339 versus $21,604 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,869. About 8.50% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.

Climate and weather Edit

Climate chart for Robinson, Illinois
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temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[5]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Robinson have ranged from a low of 21 °F (−6 °C) in January to a high of 89 °F (32 °C) in July, although a record low of −23 °F (−30.6 °C) was recorded in December 1989 and a record high of 114 °F (46 °C) was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.45 inches (62 mm) in January to 4.67 inches (119 mm) in May.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Crawford County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/17033.html. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/files/Gaz_counties_national.txt. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Robinson, Illinois". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USIL1006. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 

External links Edit

Coordinates: 39°00′N 87°46′W / 39.00, -87.76


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