Coshocton County, Ohio
|Coshocton County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 31, 1810|
|Named for||"union of waters" or "black bear crossing" in Delaware (Lenape) language|
567.48 sq mi (1,470 km²)
563.91 sq mi (1,461 km²)
3.57 sq mi (9 km²), 0.63%
65.4/sq mi (25/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Coshocton County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,901, which is an increase of 0.7% from 36,655 in 2000. Its county seat is Coshocton. Its name comes from the Delaware Indian language and has been translated as "union of waters" or "black bear crossing".
The Coshocton Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Coshocton County.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 567.48 square miles (1,469.8 km2), of which 563.91 square miles (1,460.5 km2) (or 99.37%) is land and 3.57 square miles (9.2 km2) (or 0.63%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Holmes County (north)
- Tuscawaras County (east)
- Guernsey County (southeast)
- Muskingum County (south)
- Licking County (southwest)
- Knox County (west)
Coshocton County was formed on January 31, 1810 from portions of Muskingum and Tuscarawas counties. Its name is derived from a Delaware Indian word that roughly means "union of waters."
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.
The county courts meet in the courthouse located in Coshocton. Built in 1875, it is still in use today.
Unincorporated communities 
Historical communities 
See also 
- "Ohio County Profiles: Coshocton County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Coshocton County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Coshocton County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28.[dead link]
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- J. A. Caldwell: History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, Historical Publishing Co., Wheeling, W.Va., 1880, p. 605, reprinted 1983.
- Julie Minot Overton, with Kay Ballantyne Hudson and Sunda Anderson Peters eds.: Ohio Towns and Townships to 1900: A Location Guide, The Ohio Genealogical Society, Mansfield, O. (Penobscot Press), 2000, p. 59.
|Knox County||Tuscarawas County|
|Licking County||Muskingum County||Guernsey County|