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Overview

Introduction to Crawfordsville, Indiana

Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery county, is 26 miles S of Lafayette, Indiana and 42 miles NW of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Crawfordsville History

Henry Ristine, Major Ambrose Whitlock and Williamson Dunn first visited this region in 1813 and noted that it was an excellent place for a settlement. It was surrounded by fertile land and a deciduous forest, and there was also a creek nearby, which is now known as Sugar Creek. In 1821, William and Jennie Offield built a cabin by Offield Creek, which was four miles away from the present day city of Crawfordsville. Major Ambrose Whitlock returned here in 1823 and laid out the town. He named it Crawfordsville after Col. William H. Crawford. The area was incorporated as a town in 1834 and achieved the status of a city in 1865.

Crawfordsville and nearby Attractions

  • General Lew Wallace Study & Museum
  • Shades State Park
  • Clements Canoeing
  • Sugar Creek
  • Pine Hills Nature Preserve
  • Milligan Park Pool

Things To Do In Crawfordsville

At the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, items collected by General Lew Wallace, who wrote "Ben Hur," are on display. Those who enjoy the outdoors can take kayak, canoe and tube trips at Sugar Creek. Shades State Park and Pine Hills Nature Preserve have peaceful hiking trails and are also very popular among residents. One can also swim and fish at Lake Waveland.

Crawfordsville Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport offers domestic and international air transportation.

Crawfordsville Higher Education

Wabash College is the local institution and provides facilities for higher education. Purdue University and Depauw University are also in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,996
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+6,788
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,303
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,365
% Above Poverty Level79.4%
% Below Poverty Level20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$636
Median House Value$87,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.2%
German20%
Irish15.1%
English10.1%
Polish3.4%
French Except Basque3.1%
Dutch2%
Scottish1.3%
Italian1.2%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Crawfordsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes47933
Company Zip Codes47934, 47935, 47936, 47937, 47938, 47939
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.04
Approximate Longitude-86.89

Crawfordsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCRAWFORDSVILLE 5 S
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.7 inches
StationFRANKFORT DISPOSAL PLANT
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
StationROCKVILLE
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Darlington780$56,000
Ladoga1,150$46,042
Linden761$63,750
New Market494$61,875
New Ross377$52,031
Waynetown1,058$53,750

Crawfordsville Public Libraries

Crawfordsville District Public Library
205 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET
Crawfordsville, Indiana
(765) 362-2242

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Crawfordsville Hospitals

Franciscan St Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville
(Non-profit)
1710 Lafayette Rd
(765) 362-2800

Crawfordsville Public Schools

Crawfordsville Middle School
705 Wallace Ave
ZIP: 47933
(765) 362-2992
Middle
Total Enrollment 538
Crawfordsville Sr High School
One Athenian Dr
ZIP: 47933
(765) 362-2340
High
Total Enrollment 653
Laura Hose Elementary School
800 Fairview Ave
ZIP: 47933
(765) 362-2886
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Lester B Sommer Elem Sch
3794 W Us 136
ZIP: 47933
(765) 362-3979
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Meredith Nicholson Elem Sch
1010 Lane Ave
ZIP: 47933
(765) 362-2607
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Mollie B Hoover Elem Sch
1301 Elm St
ZIP: 47933
(765) 362-2691
Middle
Total Enrollment 356
North Montgomery High School
5945 Us 231 N
ZIP: 47933
(765) 362-5140
High
Total Enrollment 622
Northridge Middle School
482 W 580 N
ZIP: 47933
(765) 364-1071
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
6895 N 100 W
ZIP: 47933
(765) 339-4403
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Southmont Jr High School
6425 Us 231 S
ZIP: 47933
(765) 866-2023
Middle
Total Enrollment 277
Southmont Sr High School
6425 Us 231 S
ZIP: 47933
(765) 866-0350
High
Total Enrollment 519
Sugar Creek Elem Sch
4702 E 300 N
ZIP: 47933
(765) 794-4855
Primary
Total Enrollment 281

Crawfordsville Private Schools

Maranatha Christian School
915 N Whitlock
ZIP: 47933
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
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