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Coshocton County, Ohio
Seal of Coshocton County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Coshocton County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded April 1, 1811
Seat Coshocton
Largest City Coshocton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

567 sq mi (1,469 km²)
564 sq mi (1,461 km²)
3.6 sq mi (9 km²), 0.6%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

36,901
65/sq mi (25/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.coshoctoncounty.net/
Named for: "union of waters" or "black bear crossing" in Delaware (Lenape) language

Coshocton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,901. Its county seat is Coshocton. The county was formed on January 31, 1810 from portions of Muskingum and Tuscarawas Counties and later organized in 1811. Its name comes from the Delaware Indian language and has been translated as "union of waters" or "black bear crossing".

The Coshocton, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Coshocton County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 567 square miles (1,470 km2), of which 564 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 7,086
1830 11,161 57.5%
1840 21,590 93.4%
1850 25,674 18.9%
1860 25,032 −2.5%
1870 23,600 −5.7%
1880 26,642 12.9%
1890 26,703 0.2%
1900 29,337 9.9%
1910 30,121 2.7%
1920 29,595 −1.7%
1930 28,976 −2.1%
1940 30,594 5.6%
1950 31,141 1.8%
1960 32,224 3.5%
1970 33,486 3.9%
1980 36,024 7.6%
1990 35,427 −1.7%
2000 36,655 3.5%
2010 36,901 0.7%
Est. 2015 36,569 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 36,655 people, 14,356 households, and 10,164 families residing in the county. The population density was 65 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 16,107 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.35% White, 1.09% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.4% were of German, 23.4% American, 11.6% English and 9.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 93.9% spoke English, 2.4% German, 1.5% Pennsylvania Dutch, and 0.9% Dutch as their first language.

There were 14,356 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,701, and the median income for a family was $41,676. Males had a median income of $31,095 versus $21,276 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,364. About 7.00% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 9.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 36,901 people, 14,658 households, and 10,089 families residing in the county. The population density was 65.4 inhabitants per square mile (25.3/km2). There were 16,545 housing units at an average density of 29.3 per square mile (11.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.0% white, 1.1% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 29.5% were German, 14.2% were Irish, 11.2% were English, and 10.3% were American.

Of the 14,658 households, 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.2% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 40.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,469 and the median income for a family was $47,931. Males had a median income of $39,701 versus $26,706 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,635. About 12.4% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Coshocton County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Coshocton County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

  • Adams
  • Bedford
  • Bethlehem
  • Clark
  • Crawford
  • Franklin
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Keene
  • Lafayette
  • Linton
  • Mill Creek
  • Monroe
  • Newcastle
  • Oxford
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Tiverton
  • Tuscarawas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • White Eyes

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities


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