Crawford County, Kansas

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Crawford County
Crawford County Courthouse in Girard
Crawford County Courthouse in Girard
Map of Kansas highlighting Crawford County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: Coordinates: 37°31′N 94°51′W / 37.517°N 94.850°W / 37.517; -94.850
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 13, 1867
Named forSamuel J. Crawford
SeatGirard
Largest cityPittsburg
Area
 • Total595 sq mi (1,540 km2)
 • Land590 sq mi (1,500 km2)
 • Water5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
39,164
 • Density66/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code620
Congressional district2nd
WebsiteCrawfordCountyKansas.org

Crawford County (county code CR) is a county in Southeast Kansas. In 2010 census, 39,134 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Girard.[2] Its biggest city is Pittsburg. The county was named after Samuel J. Crawford,[3] Governor of Kansas.

It is in the Osage Cuestas and Cherokee Lowlands. It is halfway between Kansas City, Missouri and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pittsburg State University is located in Crawford County.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 595 square miles (1,540 km2). Of that, 590 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18708,160
188016,851106.5%
189030,28679.7%
190038,80928.1%
191051,17831.9%
192061,80020.8%
193049,329−20.2%
194044,191−10.4%
195040,231−9.0%
196037,032−8.0%
197037,8502.2%
198037,9160.2%
199035,568−6.2%
200038,2427.5%
201039,1342.3%
Est. 201639,164[5]0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

The Pittsburg Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Crawford County.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 57.9% 8,624 34.9% 5,199 7.2% 1,068
2012 51.3% 7,708 45.4% 6,826 3.4% 506
2008 48.1% 7,735 49.5% 7,957 2.4% 383
2004 52.2% 8,626 46.1% 7,617 1.7% 284
2000 47.6% 7,160 47.1% 7,076 5.3% 798
1996 40.6% 6,447 47.3% 7,504 12.2% 1,929
1992 33.0% 5,468 44.4% 7,366 22.7% 3,757
1988 46.7% 6,940 52.4% 7,783 0.9% 127
1984 58.1% 9,518 41.0% 6,722 0.9% 141
1980 47.8% 8,058 45.4% 7,658 6.8% 1,139
1976 43.8% 7,225 54.7% 9,021 1.6% 258
1972 58.0% 9,652 40.2% 6,683 1.8% 302
1968 45.3% 7,344 44.4% 7,191 10.4% 1,678
1964 37.8% 6,286 61.8% 10,282 0.5% 76
1960 52.8% 9,383 46.8% 8,325 0.4% 69
1956 54.9% 9,578 44.7% 7,799 0.3% 60
1952 55.8% 10,646 43.8% 8,349 0.4% 79
1948 46.2% 8,229 50.6% 9,005 3.3% 581
1944 52.1% 9,017 47.4% 8,211 0.5% 83
1940 47.7% 10,143 51.7% 11,002 0.6% 130
1936 39.7% 8,596 60.0% 12,974 0.3% 66
1932 37.4% 6,884 59.8% 10,994 2.8% 523
1928 62.3% 10,992 36.0% 6,351 1.7% 299
1924 50.3% 9,063 19.1% 3,433 30.6% 5,509
1920 54.7% 7,957 36.8% 5,362 8.5% 1,234
1916 38.1% 7,067 43.5% 8,064 18.4% 3,408
1912 25.2% 2,676 26.1% 2,781 48.7% 5,180[a]
1908 46.6% 5,152 38.2% 4,230 15.2% 1,686
1904 58.4% 5,910 20.3% 2,057 21.4% 2,162
1900 48.7% 4,722 49.7% 4,824 1.6% 158
1896 44.4% 3,868 54.6% 4,757 1.0% 87
1892 41.9% 3,064 58.1% 4,250
1888 48.5% 3,156 28.8% 1,875 22.8% 1,482

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Crawford County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 95.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  10. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. This includes 3,753 votes for Socialist Eugene V. Debs and 1,427 votes for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt.

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