Muskingum County, Ohio

Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 84 585 inhabitants and a population density of 49 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Zanesville.


The County is located in east-central Ohio and has an area of ​​1742 square kilometers, of which 21 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Coshocton County, Guernsey County, Noble County, Morgan County, Perry County and Licking County.


Muskingum County was formed on January 7, 1804 from parts of Fairfield County and Washington County. It was named after an Indian term meaning as situated on the river or on the river bank so much.


Other attractions in the county include inter alia the Dillon State Park and the Zane Grey Museum.

In October 2011, the Muskingum County Animal Farm came into the headlines after her owner committed 56 large predators freely left and then suicide.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 84 585 people in Muskingum County. Of these, 2,474 people lived in collective centers, the other inhabitants living in 32 518 households, and 22,860 families. The population density was 49 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 93.91 percent White, 4.01 percent African American, 0.21 percent Native American, 0.27 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.20 percent from other races groups; 1.37 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.52 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 32 518 households out of which 33.3 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 54.3 percent were married couples living together, 12.0 percent were single mothers, 29.7 percent were non-families, 24.9 percent of all households and 10.9 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

Based on the county the population was spread from 25.9 percent population under 18 years, 9.4 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.6 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.3 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 35,185, and the median income for a family was $ 41,938. Males have a median income of $ 31,537, women $ 22,151. The per capita income was $ 17,533. 9.9 percent of families and 12.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 17.9 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 10.0 percent of those 65 years.