Coshocton County, Ohio

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Coshocton County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Coshocton County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded January 31, 1810[1]
Named for "union of waters" or "black bear crossing" in Delaware (Lenape) language
Seat Coshocton
Largest city Coshocton
Area
 • Total 567.48 sq mi (1,470 km2)
 • Land 563.91 sq mi (1,461 km2)
 • Water 3.57 sq mi (9 km2), 0.63%
Population
 • (2010) 36,901
 • Density 65.4/sq mi (25/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.coshoctoncounty.net

Coshocton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,901, which is an increase of 0.7% from 36,655 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Coshocton.[3] Its name comes from the Delaware Indian language and has been translated as "union of waters" or "black bear crossing".[4]

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

Geography[edit]

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.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

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."[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

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. 2012 36,779 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] 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.[8]

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.

Government[edit]

The county courts meet in the courthouse located in Coshocton. Built in 1875, it is still in use today.

Communities[edit]

Map of Coshocton County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Historical communities[edit]

  • Carpenter's Fort or Carpenter's Station as it was sometimes called, was established in the summer of 1781 when John Carpenter built a fortified house above the mouth of Short Creek on the Ohio side of the Ohio River in Coshocton County, but now in Jefferson County, Ohio, near Marietta, Ohio.[9][10]

This information is misleading. Marietta Ohio is in Washington County Ohio, not Jefferson County and it is very far away from Coshocton County. Coshocton County was formed from Tuscarawas and Muskingum County.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Coshocton County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Coshocton County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Coshocton County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ results (reference does not show any data)
  9. ^ J. A. Caldwell: History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio, Historical Publishing Co., Wheeling, W.Va., 1880, p. 605, reprinted 1983.
  10. ^ 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.

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomas William Lewis, History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, 1788-1928. In Three Volumes. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1928.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°18′N 81°55′W / 40.30°N 81.92°W / 40.30; -81.92