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:
Land area: 573 sq. mi. Water area: 26.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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:
Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1768): June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1719): August 26, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3249): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 7, 2004 to July 3, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1526): June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 6, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1369): May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1332): June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Wisconsin Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes, Heavy Rain And Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 1998 to June 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1236): July 24, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 7, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-994): July 2, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: September 14, 1992 to September 24, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-964): September 30, 1992, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-964, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: June 22, 1990 to July 19, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-874): July 13, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-874, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 13,137 (3,439 male householders, 1,040 female householders)
3,525 spouses, 4,338 children (4,082 natural, 79 adopted, 177 stepchildren), 195 grandchildren, 74 brothers or sisters, 69 parents, 60 other relatives, 357 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,722 (1,145 male householders (943 living alone)), 1,188 female householders (1,055 living alone)), 389 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 785 (727 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
62 per 1000 residents
65 per 1000 residents
53 per 1000 residents
44 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +4
+0 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -245
-14 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 153
2000 to 2004: 633
1990 to 1999: 1,228
1980 to 1989: 1,009
1970 to 1979: 1,633
1960 to 1969: 637
1950 to 1959: 763
1940 to 1949: 592
1939 or earlier: 2,388
Rooms in houses/apartments in Crawford County, Wisconsin
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13255
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