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Muskingum County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Muskingum County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat Zanesville
Largest city Zanesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

673 sq mi (1,742 km²)
665 sq mi (1,721 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 1.18%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

84,585
127/sq mi (49/km²)
Founded March 1, 1804[1]
Named for a Native American word meaning either "by the river-side" or "elk's eye"
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.muskingumcounty.org

Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 84,585. Its county seat is Zanesville[2]. Nearly bisected by the Muskingum River, it is based on a Delaware American Indian word translated as "town by the river" [3] or "elk's eye".[4]

The Zanesville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Muskingum County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 673 square miles (1,742 km²).665 square miles (1,721 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) of it (1.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 84,585 people, 32,518 households, and 22,860 families residing in the county. The population density was 127 people per square mile (49/km²). There were 35,163 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (20/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.91% White, 4.01% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 32,518 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,185, and the median income for a family was $41,938. Males had a median income of $31,537 versus $22,151 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,533. About 9.90% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Culture

The Muskingum County Library System serves the communities of Muskingum County from its administrative offices in Zanesville, Ohio. This includes service to Dresden, Duncan Falls, New Concord, and Roseville. In 2005, the library loaned more than 918,000 items to its 73,000 cardholders. Total holding are over 328,000 volumes with over 190 periodical subscriptions.[6]

The Wilds is a 9,154-acre (37.04 km²) wildlife preserve open to visitation for a fee.

Government

Muskingum County Courthouse, Zanesville (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade).

Communities

Map of Muskingum County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

Census-designated places

Other communities

Historical places

  • Irville - Former populated place in Licking Township, removed for the creation of Dillon Lake.
  • Mattingly Settlement - Named for the many members of the Mattingly family who settled in Muskingum Towship.

References

External links

Coordinates: 39°58′N 81°57′W / 39.97°N 81.95°W / 39.97; -81.95


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Muskingum County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Muskingum County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1804[1]
Seat Zanesville
Largest City Zanesville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.18%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

84585
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.muskingumcounty.org
Named for: a Native American word meaning either "by the river-side" or "elk's eye"
Muskingum County Courthouse, Zanesville (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade).

Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 84,585. Its county seat is Zanesville6 and is named for an Indian word translated as "by the river-side" or "elk's eye".[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,742 km² (673 sq mi). 1,721 km² (665 sq mi) of it is land and 21 km² (8 sq mi) of it (1.18%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 84,585 people, 32,518 households, and 22,860 families residing in the county. The population density was 49/km² (127/sq mi). There were 35,163 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (53/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.91% White, 4.01% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 32,518 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,185, and the median income for a family was $41,938. Males had a median income of $31,537 versus $22,151 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,533. About 9.90% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.90% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Culture

The Muskingum County Library System serves the communities of Muskingum County from its administrative offices in Zanesville including Dresden, Duncan Falls, New Concord, and Roseville. In 2005, the library loaned more than 918,000 items to its 73,000 cardholders. Total holding are over 328,000 volumes with over 190 periodical subscriptions.[3]

Government

Map of Muskingum County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government

Localities

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated places

Unincorporated places

Historical places

Irville - Former populated place in Licking Township, removed for the creation of Dillon Lake.

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Muskingum County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39119&sid=0 |title = Muskingum County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ 2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town. State Library of Ohio. Retrieved on october 30, 2006.

External Links


Coordinates: 39°58′N 81°57′W / 39.97, -81.95

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