Coshocton County, Ohio

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Coshocton County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 36,655. Its county seat is Coshocton.[2] Its name comes from the Delaware Indian language and has been translated as "union of waters" or "black bear crossing".[3]

The Coshocton Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Coshocton County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 568 square miles (1,471.1 km2).564 square miles (1,460.8 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.62%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

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

As of the census[4] 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 and 1.5% Pennsylvania Dutch as their first language.

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