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Welcome to Crescent ...

The city of Crescent is located in Pottawattamie County.

The location of Crescent has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Crescent has a population of 616 people<2> (see below for details).

Crescent is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Crescent lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Crescent is located in the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Crescent: 51526<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Crescent had a population of 617 people. This makes Crescent the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Crescent represents 0.02% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 408th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 617 people, the population of Crescent increased 14.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 537 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Crescent had an population of 616 people. This is a decrease of 0.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.71% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Crescent.

Communities near Crescent ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Omaha   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Crescent

Located in Douglas County (NE)

Council Bluffs   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Crescent

Bellevue   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Crescent

Located in Sarpy County (NE)

Papillion   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Crescent

Located in Sarpy County (NE)

La Vista   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Crescent

Located in Sarpy County (NE)

Blair   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Crescent

Located in Washington County (NE)

Ralston   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Crescent

Located in Douglas County (NE)

Carter Lake   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Crescent

Missouri Valley   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Crescent

Located in Harrison County

Bennington   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Crescent

Located in Douglas County (NE)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Crescent.

Communities Also Named Crescent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Crescent - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana, Nevada (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah (2), Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Crescent.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Crescent. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Crescent. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Crescent.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Crescent:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crescent ...

Looking for more information about Crescent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Crescent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Crescent.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pottawattamie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Crescent. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pottawattamie County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Crescent.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Crescent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Crescent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Crescent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crescent) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crescent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crescent

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crescent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3651, Longitude: -95.8583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Crescent have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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