Muskingum County, Ohio

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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.



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.

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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.

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