Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Crawford County, Pennsylvania

The Crawford County Courthouse in Meadville

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Crawford County
Location in the U.S. 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%
Population (est.)
  (2015) 86,484
  Density 85/sq mi (33/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4


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.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201586,484[6]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]

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:

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

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
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

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

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Crawford County.[15]

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

See also


  1. "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  2. 1 2 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. 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. "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. 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". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  14. "Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI)". Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  15. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
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