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Crawford County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Van Buren
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

604 sq mi (1,564 km²)
595 sq mi (1,541 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²),
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

53,247
Founded 1820
Crawford County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Crawford County courthouse in Van Buren, Arkansas

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 53,247. The county seat is Van Buren.[1] Crawford County was formed on October 18, 1820, and named for William H. Crawford who was United States Secretary of War in 1815. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Crawford County was established in 1820.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,565 km² (604 mi²). 1,542 km² (595 mi²) of it is land and 23 km² (9 mi²) of it (1.46%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 53,247 people, 19,702 households, and 15,150 families residing in the county. The population density was 35/km² (89/mi²). There were 21,315 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.19% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 2.01% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 3.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,702 households out of which 37.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 20.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,871, and the median income for a family was $36,741. Males had a median income of $29,581 versus $20,352 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,015. About 10.90% of families and 14.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.30% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Controversy

Some thousands of self-claimed "Western Band of Cherokee" or Arkansas Cherokees fought for either state and federal recognition as a political entity of Native Americans by partial blood quantum degree. Crawford County was historically part of the Cherokee Nation lost its tribal sovereignty status as a result of the U.S. Civil war in the 1860s, located to the west in the present-state of Oklahoma.

Local rumors circulate on the "NAFTA corridor Superhighway", a proposed 12-lane expressway plan not fully proven by the US Department of Commerce nor the Arkansas Department of Transportation will cross the county, especially by the newly commissioned Interstate 540 that runs from Van Buren through Fayetteville home to commerce trucking facilities associated with Wal-Mart to Joplin, Missouri.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 35°34′07″N 94°15′10″W / 35.56861°N 94.25278°W / 35.56861; -94.25278


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Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 53,247. The county seat is Van Buren. Crawford County was formed on October 18, 1820 and named for William H. Crawford who was United States Secretary of War in 1815. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Image:Crawford County Arkansas.png

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,565 km² (604 mi²). 1,542 km² (595 mi²) of it is land and 23 km² (9 mi²) of it (1.46%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 53,247 people, 19,702 households, and 15,150 families residing in the county. The population density was 35/km² (89/mi²). There were 21,315 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.19% White, 0.87% Black or African American, 2.01% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 3.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 19,702 households out of which 37.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 20.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,871, and the median income for a family was $36,741. Males had a median income of $29,581 versus $20,352 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,015. About 10.90% of families and 14.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.30% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 35°34′07″N, 94°15′10″WLatitude: 35°34′7″N
Longitude: 94°15′10″W

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Crawford County, Arkansas
Map

Location in the state of Arkansas

Arkansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1820 [1]
Seat Van Buren
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

605 sq mi (1,567 km²)
596 sq mi (1,544 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²),
Population
 - (2008)
 - Density

53,247

Crawford County is a county found in the state of Arkansas. About 53,200 people were living in Crawford County as of 2000.

Cities and towns

These are the cities and towns of Crawford County:

  • Alma
  • Cedarville
  • Chester
  • Dora
  • Dyer
  • Kibler

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