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Overview

Introduction to Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum county, is 52 miles E of Columbus, Ohio.

Zanesville History

In 1797, Zanesville was first settled in by Ebenezer Zane and his son-in-law, John McIntire. In fact, Zanesville derived its name from its early settler. From 1810 to 1812, the city served as the temporary capital of Ohio. The Y-shaped bridge of Zanesville was constructed in 1814. The city was also the birthplace of novelist Zane Grey.

Zanesville and Nearby Attractions

  • Blue Rock State Park
  • National Road-Zane Grey Museum
  • Muskingum River State Park
  • Dillon State Park
  • Zane Grey Birthplace

Things To Do In Zanesville

Zanesville is also known as the "Pottery Capital of the World." While staying in the city you can visit the Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio and Gallery, Leslie Cope Gallery and the Terra Cotta Vineyards. You can also enjoy visiting the various historic architectures in downtown Zanesville. Enthusiastic shoppers would also like paying a visit to the shopping center at Freight Station.

Zanesville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Mid - Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

Zanesville Higher Education

The local colleges and universities are Ohio University - Zanesville, Muskingum College and Zane State College.

People

Total Population 25,470
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 9,218
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 36.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $23,328
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,940

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,436
% Above Poverty Level 68.6%
% Below Poverty Level 31.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $611
Median House Value $76,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 12.9%

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

Zanesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 52 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Muskingum
Standard Zip Codes 43701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 43702
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.94
Longitude -82.013

Zanesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PHILO 3 SW
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station COSHOCTON WPC PLANT
Distance 21.7 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
Station CALDWELL 6 NW
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Zanesville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sonora (43701)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adamsville 117 $32,500
Fultonham 164 $50,000
Gratiot 381 $50,625

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

Zanesville Public Libraries

Library
Muskingum County Library System
220 N. FIFTH ST.
Zanesville, Ohio
(740) 453-0391
Library Web Site

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Zanesville Hospitals

GENESIS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2951 MAPLE AVENUE
(740) 455-4946
Emergency Service: No

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Zanesville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ZANESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
1701 BLUE AVE
740-453-0335
Serves 1,121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

MAYSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
3725 PANTHER DRIVE
740-454-7999
Serves 675 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

WEST MUSKINGUM HIGH SCHOOL
200 KIMES RD
740-452-6312
Serves 567 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

FOXFIRE ALTERNATIVE
2805 PINKERTON LN
419-293-3979
A Charter School.
Serves 55 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27.5

ZANESVILLE CAMPUS
400 RICHARDS RD
740-454-0101
A Vocational School

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