Crawfordsville, Arkansas

Crawfordsville, historically Crawfordville, is a town[3] in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 479 at the 2010 census.[4]

Crawfordsville, Arkansas
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Location of Crawfordsville in Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Location of Crawfordsville in Crittenden County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°13′33″N 90°19′35″W / 35.22583°N 90.32639°W / 35.22583; -90.32639Coordinates: 35°13′33″N 90°19′35″W / 35.22583°N 90.32639°W / 35.22583; -90.32639
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation220 ft (67 m)
 • Total462
 • Density826.48/sq mi (319.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code870
FIPS code05-15940
GNIS feature ID0057604[2]


Crawfordsville is located near the center of Crittenden County at 35°13′33″N 90°19′35″W / 35.22583°N 90.32639°W / 35.22583; -90.32639 (35.225741, -90.326318).[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, Crawfordsville has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), all land.[4]

Ecologically, Crawfordsville is located within the Northern Backswamps ecoregion within the larger Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The Northern Backswamps are a network of low-lying overflow areas and floodplains historically dominated by bald cypress, water tupelo, overcup oak, water hickory, and Nuttall oak forest subject to year-round or seasonal inundation.[6] The Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge, which preserves some of the year-round flooded bald cypress forest typical of this ecoregion prior to development for row agriculture lies northeast of Crawfordsville.

U.S. Route 64 passes just north of the town, leading east 8 miles (13 km) to Marion and 19 miles (31 km) to Memphis, Tennessee, and west 9 miles (14 km) to Earle.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2018 Estimate[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 514 people, 202 households, and 142 families residing in the town. The population density was 451.0/km2 (1,167.1/mi2). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 194.8/km2 (504.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 49.81% White, 49.42% Black or African American, 0.19% Asian, and 0.58% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 202 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 22.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,518, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $19,205 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,176. About 19.4% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.9% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.


Marion School District, including Marion High School, serves Crawfordsville.[10] On July 1, 2004 the Crawfordsville School District consolidated into the Marion School District.[11]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crawfordsville, Arkansas
  3. ^ - Crawfordsville, retrieved September 3, 2012
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Crawfordsville town, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^   This article incorporates public domain material from Woods, A.J., Foti, T.L., Chapman, S.S., Omernik, J.M.; et al. Ecoregions of Arkansas (PDF). United States Geological Survey.{{citation}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) (color poster with map, descriptive text, summary tables, and photographs).
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Crittenden County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  11. ^ "ConsolidationAnnex_from_1983.xls" (Archive). Arkansas Department of Education. Retrieved on October 13, 2017.

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