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Coshocton, Ohio

  •   State: 
    Coshocton County
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    40°16′4″N 81°51′24″W
      Area total: 
    8.17 sq mi (21.16 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.00 sq mi (20.73 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.17 sq mi (0.43 km²)
    771 ft (235 m)
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    Coshocton, OH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,380.56 residents per square mile of area (533.07/km²)
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      Unemployment rate: 
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Coshocton is located 63 mi (102 km) ENE of Columbus. The Walhonding River and the Tuscarawas River meet to form the Muskingum River. Roscoe Village, a restored town of the canal era, is located next to the former Ohio and Erie Canal. The city was developed on the site of a former Lenape village established in the late 1770s by bands who had migrated from the East under European oppression. In 1781, Colonel Daniel Brodhead of the Continental Army attacked and destroyed the peaceful Moravian Christian Lenape settlement of Indaochaic also known as Lichtenau. The town was originally called Tus carawas by American colonists, after the river, and under the latter name was laid out in 1802. It was designated county seat by the legislature in 1811. The population of the city was 11,216 at the 2010 census. It is located at 40°164N 81°5124W (40.267786, 81.856628). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.20 square miles (21.24 km²), of which 8.08 square miles. (20.93 km²) is land and 0.12 sq miles (0.31 km²): the city is located in Coshoct on the Ohio River, which is a tributary of the Muskegon River. In the city, the median age is 42.9 years.


Coshocton was originally called Tuscarawas by American colonists, after the river, and under the latter name was laid out in 1802. The young town was renamed Cosh octon when it was designated county seat by the legislature in 1811. The Lenape were sympathetic to the new United States and signed the Treaty of Fort Pitt of 1778. In retaliation for frontier raids by hostile Lenape and British, Colonel Daniel Brodhead of the Continental Army ignored the treaty. He attacked and destroyed the Lenape at CoshOcton in April 1781. The town was named after the Coshoctan River, which runs through the town. It is now part of the town of Cosh Octon, which was once the site of a Lenape settlement. The city's name is still used as a reference to the town's former name, TusCarawas, by the U.S. state legislature in the early 19th century. It was named for the Tuscaraws, who lived in the area before the arrival of the colonists in the 17th century, and later moved to the present-day town of Tuscaloosa, in the state of New York. In 1811, the county legislature named the town after the Tus Carawas River, and in 1812 it was given the name Cosh OCTON by the state legislature, and the name of the county seat in the 1811 county election was held. The name was later changed to the current name, which is used for the city.


Coshocton is located at 40°164N 81°5124W (40.267786, 81.856628).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.20 square miles (21.24 km²) of which 8.08square miles (20.93km²) is land and 0.12sq miles (0.31sq km) is water. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. It has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: "Cwb") and a humid continental climate (CdC) The city's elevation is 40.2 meters (12.7 feet) above sea level. The town has a population of 2,856. It is located in the Ohio Valley, one of the poorest areas in the United States. The area has an average annual rainfall of 1.7 inches (4.4 m) and an average yearly temperature of 4.2 m (1.9 °C). It is the only city in the state to have a population over 1,000 in the city's history. It also has the highest percentage of people living in poverty, at 0.7%. The city has the lowest percentage of residents living in excess of $1,000 per capita, at 1.2%. The town's population is about 2,000. It was the first city in Ohio to be annexed by the state in 1881.


As of the census of 2010, there were 11,216 people, 4,872 households, and 2,927 families residing in the city. There were 5,458 housing units at an average density of 675.5 per square mile (260.8/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 1.8% African American, 0.2% Native American,0.4% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $31,098, and the median income. for a family was $42,088. The per capita income for the city is $17,436. About 7.3% of those under age 18 and 6.4 per cent of those age 65 or over are living below the poverty line. The city has a population of 11,682, with 5,471 housing units. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size was 2.85. The age of the average resident is 42.9 years, with the median age being 41.7 years. In the city the population was spread out, with 23.2 per cent under the age of 18, 7.6 per cent from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 20.1 per cent who were 65 years of age or older.


Coshocton has a rich history of entrepreneurship and innovation. It was the birthplace of the Specialty Advertising Industry, latex coated gloves, March of Dimes, Pope-Gosser China and many other industries, products and ideas. The city's location at the confluence of the Tuscarawas, Walhonding, and Muskingum Rivers contribute to a growing tourism industry. The town is home to Roscoe Village, a restored canal-era town that is located inside the city, adjacent Clary Gardens, and near area attractions such as several wineries, breweries and distilleries, Woodbury Wildlife Area, two golf courses, Monticello III canal boat ride and restored canal, Lake Park Complex, Forest Hill Lake and numerous camping and hunting areas. It is located near the Ohio Central Railroad, Ohio Fabricators, SanCasT Inc, Signature HealthCARE, and Wiley Companies. It has a reputation for being a great place to live, work, and raise a family. It also has one of the highest crime rates in the state, with more than 20 murders per 1,000 residents in 2010. The average household income in the city is about $50,000. The unemployment rate is around 4%. The city has a high school graduation rate of about 10%. The average income is about $30,000, with the average age of the city being about 35 years old. In 2010, the unemployment rate was about 4.7%. The town has a population of about 4,000 people.


The main branch of the Coshocton Public Library system is located on Main Street in downtown Cosh octon. The main branch is also home to Central Ohio Technical College, Cosh Octon Campus and CoshOcton Campus. The library system is part of a larger system of public libraries in the city. The public library system was established in the 1950s by the city's first mayor. The city's public school system was formed in the 1960s. It is now part of the Ohio State University system. It was founded by the state of Ohio in 1968. It has a campus in the town of Cosh OCTON, Ohio, which was named after the town's first post-secondary school. The town also has a high school, a junior college, and a college, all in the same town. It also has an elementary school, high school and a trade school. Its main library is located in the downtown section of the city, on the corner of Main Street and Main Avenue. The school's main library system also includes a college and a community college. It opened in the 1970s and has a library system that opened in 1989. It's located on the same location as the city library system's main branch. The community college was founded in the 1990s and is called Cosh octon Campus and the Cosh Octon College. It is also located in downtown, on Main Street in the town center.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 48. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 81. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Coshocton = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 11,050 individuals with a median age of 42.2 age the population dropped by -3.16% in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,380.56 residents per square mile of area (533.07/km²). There are average 2.23 people per household in the 4,964 households with an average household income of $33,860 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.50% of the available work force and has dropped -2.45% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.60%. The number of physicians in Coshocton per 100,000 population = 81.5.


The annual rainfall in Coshocton = 40.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 24.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 136. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 171. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio which are owned by the occupant = 60.34%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 58 years with median home cost = $62,270 and home appreciation of -4.40%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.46 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,583 per student. There are 17 students for each teacher in the school, 383 students for each Librarian and 478 students for each Counselor. 4.84% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 8.82% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.39% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Coshocton's population in Coshocton County, Ohio of 6,473 residents in 1900 has increased 1,71-fold to 11,050 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.94% female residents and 47.06% male residents live in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio.

    As of 2020 in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio are married and the remaining 40.42% are single population.

  • 18 minutes is the average time that residents in Coshocton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.97% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.09% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.88% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.45% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio, 60.34% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.25% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.42% are vacant.

  • The 37.11% of the population in Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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