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The 2000 Census showed that Crawford County had a population of 17,243 people. This represented 0.32% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 57th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Crawford had a population of 16,731 people. This is a decrease of 2.97% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,644-3.47%-0.52% since 2009
200916,731-2.97%-0.38% since 2008
200816,794-2.6%-0.6% since 2007
200716,896-2.01%-0.21% since 2006
200616,932-1.8%+0.34% since 2005
200516,874-2.14%-0.58% since 2004
200416,972-1.57%+0.63% since 2003
200316,865-2.19%-0.68% since 2002
200216,980-1.53%-0.24% since 2001
200117,021-1.29%-1.29% since 2000
200017,243The Last Census

Crawford County had 8,480 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Crawford County has a total area<3> of 599 square miles [1,551 km²]. Of this total, 572 square miles [1,483 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (4.43%) being water (26.53 square miles [68.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Crawford County had a population density of 30.11 people per square mile [11.63 people/km²], making it the state's 52nd most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Crawford County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Crawford and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Crawford County QuickFact (QF-55023).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Crawford County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Prairie du ChienQF-55650505,6406,018-6.28%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Crawford County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Allamakee (IA)QF-19005   W14,40714,675-1.83%
Clayton (IA)QF-19043   SW17,46318,678-6.5%
GrantQF-55043   SE48,96549,597-1.27%
RichlandQF-55103   E17,84817,924-0.42%
VernonQF-55123   N29,32428,0564.52%

The Mississippi River runs along the western border of the county.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Crawford. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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