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Crawford County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Crawford County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded January 23, 1829
Named for William H. Crawford, U.S. Senator of Georgia
Seat Steelville
Largest city Sullivan
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

744 sq mi (1,926 km²)
743 sq mi (1,923 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.17
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Crawford County Courthouse

Crawford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri, and determined by the U.S. Census Bureau to include the mean center of U.S. population in 1990. As of 2000, the population was 22,804. Its county seat is Steelville. The county was organized in 1829 and is named after Georgia U.S. Senator William H. Crawford. The current county commissioner is Edwin Worley, first elected in 2002 and completing his first term in January 2007.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,926 km² (744 sq mi). 1,923 km² (743 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.17%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,804 people, 8,858 households, and 6,351 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 10,850 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.26% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,858 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,860, and the median income for a family was $36,558. Males had a median income of $28,005 versus $18,736 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,825. About 12.70% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.30% of those under age 18 and 14.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 37°59′N 91°18′W / 37.98, -91.30

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