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Crawford County, Wisconsin (WI)


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County population in 2012: 16,560 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 17,243 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,822
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,329
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,133
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,661 (it was 1,544 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 573 sq. mi.
Water area: 26.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Crawford County: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Manufacturing (18.1%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Crawford County, Wisconsin:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years

Males: 8,575  (52.4%)
Females: 8,069  (47.6%)

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Crawford County,WI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Crawford County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,969 ($34,135 in 1999)
This county:

$38969
Wisconsin:

$49993

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $282, upper quartile is $492)
This county:

$411
State:

$599


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $114,861 (it was $77,100 in 2000)
Crawford County:

$114,861
Wisconsin:

$170,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,094 - $173,170

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $160,956
Here:

$160,956
State:

$212,450

Townhouses or other attached units: $154,239
Here:

$154,239
State:

$187,116

In 2-unit structures: $92,399
Here:

$92,399
State:

$165,377

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,130,825
Here:

$1,130,825
State:

$158,801

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $76,241
Here:

$76,241
State:

$176,160

Mobile homes: $78,544
Here:

$78,544
State:

$36,669

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,635
Here:

$12,635
State:

$116,376
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,086
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Institutionalized population: 727

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crawford County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,161 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $2,059 (2.1%)


Crawford County household income distribution in 2009 Crawford County home values distribution


Crawford County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.4%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

10.2%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.1%
Whole state:

3.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Crawford County is $447 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Prairie du Chien, Clayton, Bridgeport, Seneca, Eastman, Wauzeka, Freeman, Utica, Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills.

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Crawford County: Prairie du Chien Country Club (A), Cold Spring Landing (B), Hillcrest Orchard (C), Shihata Orchard (D), Starry Ridge Orchard (E), Turkey Ridge Orchard (F), West Ridge Orchard (G), Hazen Corners (H), Carlin Dairy (I), Dremsa Farm (J), Holliday Farm (K), Windward Farms (L), Seneca Volunteer Fire Department (M), Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department (N), Dolans Pavilion (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Crawford County include: Pine Knob Church (A), West Prairie Church (B), Utica Church (C), Maple Ridge Bible Church (D), Saint Philips Church (E), Saint Patricks Church (F), Freeman Church (G), Saint James Church (H), Haney Ridge Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Haney Valley Cemetery (1), Steele Cemetery (2), Stewart Cemetery (3), Boydtown Cemetery (4), Gran Grae Cemetery (5), Dickson Cemetery (6), Barnum Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Sunfish Lake (A), Spring Lake (B), Chain of Lakes (C), Clear Lake (D), Upper Marais (E), Columbus Lake (F), Lake Winneshiek (G), Garnet Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Rush Creek (B), Plum Creek (C), Sugar Creek (D), Tainter Creek (E), Otter Creek (F), Richland Creek (G), Leitner Creek (H), Halls Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Crawford County include: Limery Ridge Savanna State Natural Area (1), Rush Creek State Natural Area (2), Wauzeka Bottoms State Natural Area (3), Husher Wayside Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Allamakee County, Iowa , Clayton County, Iowa , Grant County , Richland County , Vernon County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 432
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 122 (77% naturalized citizens)

Crawford County:

0.7%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.5%

Crawford County marital status for males
Crawford County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Crawford County with a mortgage: 1,701 (242 second mortgage, 144 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,344

Here:

55.9% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.39%
Here59.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 10,241
Total congregations: 36

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents5,892 (57.5%)2,200 (21.5%)822 (8.0%)222 (2.2%)181 (1.8%)
Congregations7 (19.4%)7 (19.4%)8 (22.2%)2 (5.6%)1 (2.8%)
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents148 (1.4%)140 (1.4%)124 (1.2%)114 (1.1%)398 (3.9%)
Congregations1 (2.8%)1 (2.8%)1 (2.8%)1 (2.8%)7 (19.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Crawford County - Prairie du Chien, Clayton, Bridgeport, Seneca, Eastman

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Crawford County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Crawford County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Crawford County:

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Crawford County:

11.3%
State:

13.0%


Agriculture in Crawford County:

Average size of farms: 199 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,649
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $148.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.17%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,523
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.77%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,850
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.16%
Corn for grain: 27794 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 348 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 11910 harvested acres
Vegetables: 83 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 707 acres

Tornado activity:

Crawford County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 1.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/24/1971, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Crawford County (%):





Crawford County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,931 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 931 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 43 (1%)
  • Walked: 407 (5%)
  • Other means: 47 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 722 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Crawford County, Wisconsin in 2000:

People in group quarters in Crawford County, Wisconsin in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,331.

6.25% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.81% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($22,558 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($13,193 average AGI)
Crawford County:

2.44%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Grant County, WI  1.23% ($26,388 average AGI)
from Clayton County, IA  0.59% ($22,079)
from Dane County, WI  0.45% ($54,310)
from La Crosse County, WI  0.40% ($21,231)
from Vernon County, WI  0.35% ($33,826)
from Allamakee County, IA  0.17% ($27,455)


6.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,952 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.91% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($18,550 average AGI)
2.52% relocated to other states ($11,402 average AGI)
Crawford County:

2.52%
Wisconsin average:

2.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Grant County, WI  1.08% ($28,229 average AGI)
to La Crosse County, WI  0.63% ($29,073)
to Clayton County, IA  0.54% ($28,686)
to Dane County, WI  0.45% ($37,724)
to Vernon County, WI  0.42% ($22,667)
to Allamakee County, IA  0.29% ($25,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Crawford County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Crawford County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Crawford County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,020 (2,621 aged, 399 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9259.910
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 141.190
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45375.93

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 968.830
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1161.430
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.84

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 75.87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.67

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,859

Size of family households: 2,359 2-persons, 878 3-persons, 707 4-persons, 349 5-persons, 128 6-persons, 58 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,998 1-person, 302 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 3 6-persons.

97.1% of residents of Crawford County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 34% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $97,996,000 ($5765 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,284,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $41,894,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,829,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,358,000
Federal grants: $23,555,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,538,000 ($3,678,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,822,000 ($5,481,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,815,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,718,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,501,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,069
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 912
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -245
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State +3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Crawford County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Crawford County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 164
  • 4 rooms: 601
  • 5 rooms: 1,287
  • 6 rooms: 1,293
  • 7 rooms: 775
  • 8 rooms: 506
  • 9+ rooms: 463
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 121
  • 3 rooms: 297
  • 4 rooms: 391
  • 5 rooms: 353
  • 6 rooms: 151
  • 7 rooms: 98
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Crawford County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 180
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,339
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,474
  • 4 bedrooms: 882
  • 5+ bedrooms: 248
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 408
  • 2 bedrooms: 619
  • 3 bedrooms: 335
  • 4 bedrooms: 125
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Crawford County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 234
  • 1 vehicle: 1,357
  • 2 vehicles: 2,255
  • 3 vehicles: 972
  • 4 vehicles: 260
  • 5+ vehicles: 55
  • no vehicle: 232
  • 1 vehicle: 717
  • 2 vehicles: 449
  • 3 vehicles: 127
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

62% of Crawford County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Wisconsin.

Crawford County:

62.1%
State average:

57.2%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $68,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Crawford County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.6%)
  • Wood (12.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.8%)
  • Electricity (4.1%)
  • Utility gas (43.5%)
  • Electricity (25.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.7%)
  • Wood (5.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 378
Here:

18.7%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 62
Here:

17.0%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Crawford County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Crawford County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Crawford County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Crawford County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Crawford County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Crawford County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16576.5 years
William13176.5 years
Mary12582.1 years
Charles9276.5 years
Robert9271.4 years
Edward7876.1 years
James7870.7 years
George7675.2 years
Joseph6777.4 years
Anna6784.4 years
Most common last names in Crawford County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olson8080.6 years
Johnson7077.0 years
Anderson4974.4 years
Smith3978.6 years
Mezera3777.0 years
Martin3176.5 years
Peterson2979.7 years
Kramer2778.5 years
Gander2677.6 years
White2578.9 years
Businesses in Crawford County, WI
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
FedEx1Slumberland1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Super 81
La-Z-Boy2True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
Maurices1UPS1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Microtel1Walmart1
New Balance3
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