Introduction to Coshocton, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio, in Coshocton county, is 44 miles SW of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 64 miles E of Columbus, Ohio

Coshocton History

Coshocton was originally inhabited by the Delaware Indians. The area was first settled by Whites in 1795. The town of Coshocton was created in 1811. Prior to its formation, Coshocton was part of the Muskingum County. It derived its name from an Indian term meaning "union of waters." During the 1820s and 1830s, Coshocton became one of the major commercial centers of Ohio.

Coshocton and Nearby Attractions

  • Salt Fork State Park
  • Historic Roscoe Village
  • Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
  • Muskingum River State Park
  • Temperance Tavern Museum
  • Dillon State Park

Things To Do In Coshocton

While staying in Coshocton, you can visit the Johnson - Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton County Fairgrounds and Pomerene Center for the Arts. The city also offers a number of restaurants and modern shopping centers including the Downtowner Plaza Shopping Center and River Run Centre Shopping Center. The Roscoe Village Restoration, Helmick Covered Bridge, Old Stone Fort and Whitewoman’s Rock are also worth visiting.

Coshocton Transportation

Akron - Canton Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Coshocton Higher Education

Denison University, Stark State College of Technology and Ashland University are some of the colleges and universities that offer opportunities for higher studies.


Total Population 11,153
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,447
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,717
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,907
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,019


Median Family Income $45,529
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $592
Median House Value $85,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coshocton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles SW of Canton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Coshocton
Standard Zip Codes 43812
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.271
Longitude -81.859

Coshocton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Conesville 345 $56,875
Dresden 1,707 $47,743

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coshocton Public Libraries

Coshocton Public Library
655 MAIN ST.
Coshocton, Ohio
(740) 622-0956

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Coshocton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(740) 623-4138
Emergency Service: Yes

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Coshocton High Schools

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Serves 901 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

23640 COUNTY ROAD 202
A Vocational School

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