Crawford, Nebraska

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Crawford is a city in Dawes County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,107 at the 2000 census. It was incorporated in 1886 and was named for the late Captain Emmet Crawford who had previously been stationed at nearby Fort Robinson.



Crawford is located at 42°41′1″N 103°24′44″W / 42.68361°N 103.41222°W / 42.68361; -103.41222 (42.683617, -103.412297)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

In Crawford Hill [4] there is a climb with twin horseshoe curves [5][6][7], best view from Breezy Point (Windy Point). Crawford Hill is the BNSF's Nebraska helper district, with helpers based in Crawford [8]. The railroad has track through the west part of the Ponderosa Ranch.[9]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,107 people, 473 households, and 295 families residing in the city. The population density was 969.9 people per square mile (374.9/km²). There were 537 housing units at an average density of 470.5/sq mi (181.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.68% White, 0.09% African American, 3.43% Native American, 0.90% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 473 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.92.

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