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The 2000 Census showed that Muskingum County had a population of 84,585 people. This represented 0.75% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 88 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Muskingum had a population of 84,884 people. This is an increase of 0.35% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201086,074+1.76%+1.4% since 2009
200984,884+0.35%-0.12% since 2008
200884,986+0.47%-0.24% since 2007
200785,190+0.72%-0.15% since 2006
200685,321+0.87%+0.24% since 2005
200585,115+0.63% 
200485,137+0.65% 
200385,079+0.58% 
200285,064+0.57%+0.44% since 2001
200184,689+0.12%+0.12% since 2000
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200084,585The Last Census

Muskingum County had 35,163 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Muskingum County has a total area<3> of 672 square miles [1,742 km²]. Of this total, 664 square miles [1,721 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.18%) being water (7.97 square miles [20.63 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Muskingum County had a population density of 127.3 people per square mile [49.14 people/km²], making it the state's 40th most densely populated county (out of 88 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Muskingum County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Muskingum and the state of Ohio.

Click here for the Muskingum County QuickFact (QF-39119).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Muskingum County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
ZanesvilleQF-398808424,90225,586-2.67%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Muskingum County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
CoshoctonQF-39031   N35,76736,655-2.42%
GuernseyQF-39059   E40,05440,792-1.81%
LickingQF-39089   W158,488145,4918.93%
MorganQF-39115   S14,28814,897-4.09%
NobleQF-39121   SE14,31114,0581.8%
PerryQF-39127   SW35,35934,0783.76%

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Census QuickFact for Muskingum County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Muskingum. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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