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Zanesville Ohio Population Information, Arrest Statistics, and History

Zanesville is the county seat of the Muskingum County of Ohio. It is 12.14 square miles in size. It is named after Ebenezer Zane who made the trail from Wheeling in Virginia to Maysville in Kentucky. The city was the second capital of Ohio for a brief period from 1810-1812. The Muskingum River Canal and Y-Bridge are engineering landmarks listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Zanesville Ohio overview

Zanesville, Ohio has a population of 25,388 with thirteen neighborhoods. The majority population (21.6%) are from those in the age group of 35 to 54. There are 11,051 homes and apartments in Zanesville. The median value of homes in the city is $ 90,562, which is very low for the state of Ohio and also for the country. Real estate in Zanesville is quite cheap and inexpensive compared to other places in the state.

12.1% of the population are college graduates. The per capita income level is $16,858, which is much lesser than the national average. The median income level of $26,039 is also lesser than that of the US average. A sizeable 30.8% of the total population were below the poverty line.

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The major employers in Zanesville in terms of industry sector were Healthcare (21.7%), Retail (18.4%), and Accommodation (12.2%). The city has a mixed workforce of blue collar and white collar workers. It is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals.  Most people in the city prefer to use public transport for commuting.

In terms of race and ethnicity, a large majority of the population (84.2%) were Whites. Blacks constituted 8% of the population. English is the most common language in Zanesville, followed by Italian. Around 1.5% of the residents of Zanesville were born outside the USA.

Zanesville Ohio crime statistics

Zanesville has a crime index of 6, on a scale of 1-100, where one is the most unsafe and 100 the safest. The city is 6% safer than other cities in the US. There were 1,257 crimes committed, and the crime rate was 49.51 per 1000 residents. The crime rate in Zanesville is very high compared to the rest of the state and also the rest of the country.

A comparison of violent crimes committed in Zanesville with Ohio shows that the crime rate of 3.94 per 1000 of Zanesville is higher compared to the Ohio state average of 2.97 per 1000. A citizen has a 1 in 254 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime, which is higher than the state average. The highest cases of violent crime were of assault with a crime rate of 2.36 per 1000, which was slightly less than the US average of 2.49 per 1000.

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The property crime rate of Zanesville is 45.57 per 1000, which is almost double the Ohio state average of 24.19 per 1000. You have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Zanesville, which is extremely high compared to the state average. The average rate of thefts was 35.33 per 1000, which was more than double that of the US average of 16.94 per 1000.

The crime per square mile of Zanesville area is 104 per square mile, which is thrice that of the Ohio state data of 31 per square mile.


The city has a crime index of 6, which indicates that it is extremely unsafe. While the violent crime rates are not so high and are almost the same as the US average, property crime rates are extremely high. Having a chance of 1 in 22 of being a victim of property crime is a dangerously high number. The high crime per square mile data also indicates the city is not a very safe place to stay.  

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