Crawford is a town located
in western McLennan
County, Texas, United States.
The old city jail in
It is best-known as the home of former
President of the United
States George W. Bush
. He currently resides at the Prairie Chapel
Ranch, which is located just outside Crawford,
is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the 2000 census
town had a total population of 705. The 2005 census estimates
Crawford's population at 789.
The town was incorporated on August 12
As of the census
of 2000, there are 705
people in the town, organized into 260 households and 192 families.
The population density
). There are 277 housing
units at an average density of 116.3/km2
). The racial makeup of the town is 88.37%
, 4.40% African American
, 0.00% Pacific Islander
, 5.96% from
, and 1.13% from two
or more races. 11.49% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 260 households out of which 41.2% have children under the
age of 18 living with them, 59.6% are married
living together, 10.4% have a female householder with
no husband present, and 25.8% are non-families. 23.8% of all
households are made up of individuals and 13.1% have someone living
alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size
is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.23.
In the town the population is spread out with 30.8% under the age
of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to
64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is
35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100
females age 18 and over, there are 88.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $38,015, and the
median income for a family is $39,732. Males have a median income
of $31,765 versus $19,653 for females. The per capita income
for the town is $15,421.
6.2% of the population and 6.4% of families are below the poverty line
. Out of the total population, 2.9%
of those under the age of 18 and 24.7% of those 65 and older are
living below the poverty line.
Crawford is served by the Crawford Independent School
George W. Bush
The Waco suburb is best known for President George W. Bush's Prairie Chapel
Ranch, located just outside the town.
the site of many anti-Iraq War
demonstrations including Camp Casey
, when Cindy Sheehan
purchased just outside of
Crawford and intended to stay until she is granted a face-to-face
meeting with the former President. Crawford is the subject of a
2008 documentary film
) about the change
brought to the town by Bush's arrival.
- Mom of soldier killed in Iraq stages protest near