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Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Crawford County, Pennsylvania
The Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville
Seal of Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 12, 1800
Named for William Crawford
Seat Meadville
Largest city Meadville
 • Total 1,038 sq mi (2,688 km2)
 • Land 1,012 sq mi (2,621 km2)
 • Water 25 sq mi (65 km2), 2.4%
 • (2010) 88,765
 • Density 88/sq mi (34/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .net.crawfordcountypawww
Designated May 12, 1982[1]

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 88,765.[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 1
    • Adjacent Counties 1.1
    • National protected area 1.2
    • State protected area 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Micropolitan Statistical Area 3
  • Government 4
    • County Commissioners 4.1
    • Other county officials 4.2
    • State Senate 4.3
    • State House of Representatives 4.4
    • United States House of Representatives 4.5
    • United States Senate 4.6
  • Education 5
    • Colleges and universities 5.1
    • Community, junior and technical colleges 5.2
    • Public school districts 5.3
  • Communities 6
    • Cities 6.1
    • Boroughs 6.2
    • Townships 6.3
    • Census-designated places 6.4
    • Unincorporated communities 6.5
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


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]

Adjacent Counties

National protected area

State protected area

Pymatuning State Park is on Pymatuning Reservoir.


As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 90,366 people, 34,678 households, and 23,858 families residing in the county. 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. 26.7% were of German, 11.7% American, 11.3% Irish, 10.8% English, 7.6% Italian and 5.4% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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

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

The United States Office of Management and Budget[12] has designated Crawford County as the Meadville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA). As of the 2010 U.S. Census[13] 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.


County Commissioners

  • Francis Weiderspahn, Jr - Chairman (R)
  • John "Jack" P. Lynch - Vice Chairman (R)
  • C. Sherman Allen - Secretary/Treasurer (D)

Other county officials

  • Anthony J. Vardaro, President Judge of the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
  • John F. Spataro, Judge of the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
  • Mark Stevens, Judge of the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
  • Kathryn Mutlu (R), Auditor
  • Diana Perry (R),Auditor
  • Christopher Seeley (D), Auditor
  • Patricia Wetherbee (R), Court Clerk
  • Scott Schell (R), Coroner
  • Francis Schultz (R), District Attorney
  • David Kennedy (R), Jury Commissioner
  • Samantha Staab (D), Jury Commissioner
  • Emmy Arnett (R), Prothonotary
  • Deborah Curry (R), Register of Wills/Recorder of Deeds
  • Walter "Nick" Hoke (R), Sheriff
  • Christine Krzysiak (R), Treasurer

State Senate

District Senator Party
50 Robert Robbins Republican

State House of Representatives

District Representative Party
5 Greg Lucas Republican
6 Brad Roae Republican
17 Michele Brooks Republican

United States House of Representatives

District Representative Party
3 Mike Kelly Republican

United States Senate

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democrat


Colleges and universities

Map of Crawford County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Community, junior and technical colleges

  • Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI)[14]

Laurel Technical Institute (LTI)

Public school districts


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:




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

See also


  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 95. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  12. ^
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI)". Retrieved 2007-04-07. 

External links

  • Crawford County Official Website
  • Crawford County Historical Society
  • History of Townships in Crawford County, PA
  • Crawford County's Historic Bridges

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