Moving to Coshocton, Ohio? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

A quiet, attractive place to live and reside in the state of Ohio. Today we will tell you all about the facts about Coshocton!

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Another comfortable, rural part of Ohio, Coshocton is a great place to live in. Whether you have already made up your mind or are figuring out where in Ohio to take a look at, keep reading to learn more about this fantastic spot!

Here’s what you should know when moving to Coshocton

  • History of Coshocton 
  • Facts and figures about Coshocton
  • Local favorite things to do around Coshocton
  • And more!

History of Coshocton

The original name of this county was named after a river, the Tuscarawa. The name was later changed to Coshocton in 1811. 

After support was given to start construction for both the Ohio and Erie Canal, the economy was boosted because of the opportunity to transport and mine coal. Manufacturing is a very important part to have in a community which we see to this day is crucial for Coshocton. 

In fact, in the 1820s and ’30s, the canal made it so that Coshocton became a major commercial center. 

It has even been said that Coshocton has a history of having homes that participated in the Underground Railroad. 

Coshocton by The Numbers 

Learn about Coshocton’s economy, Demographics, And What it’s Really Like to Live Here

Here is the section where we break down the specific numbers of the county. Just a little insight into the life you can expect  if you choose to live here. This is where you will see if Coshocton is the right place for you.

Economy

The population of Coshocton has had a steady rise since its founding in the early 1800s. Starting from around 300 to a population currently of 11,067. As you can see, many have found their homes here.

The median household income seen in Coshocton is 40,856 with a 3.66% growth rate. 

The most common types of jobs held in the county are the following: production occupations, office & administrative support occupations, and sales & related occupations. 

Highest paid jobs in the area will typically fall under the following: transportation occupations, computer and mathematical occupations, and computer, engineering & science occupations. 

The March of Dimes, Special Advertising Industry, latex gloves, and Pope-Gosser China were all birthed in Coshocton.

Demographics

The average age of a citizen in Coshocton, Ohio is 40.6 years. The racial demographic that makes up the area are, 95.36% White, 2.00% Black or African American, 1.49% two or more races, 0.56% Native American, 0.35% Asian, and 0.24% other race. 

The average family size is 2.93 and the average household size is 2.31. 

People

As we stated before there is a rather large population for this part of Ohio. There is about 5,228 acres, which means there is plenty of room for more people. 

Now we will get into the actual people that affect your daily life if you choose or have already chosen to live in Coshocton. 

Your senators for either party representing the state of Ohio. Sherrod Brown (Democratic), and Rob Portman (Republican). 

As for your local leadership, Mark Mills is the mayor of Coshocton. 

Weather

You get your variety of seasons when you choose to live in the East. 

When looking at Best Places for the comfort weather index, the rating is a 7.1/10. It is above average which is preferable. 

There is an average of 171 sunny days in Coshocton and about 18 inches of snow and 40 inches of rain. 124 days of the year you can expect some type of precipitation. 

June, September, and August are the most enjoyable months of the year to experience, while January and February are the least enjoyable. This can be understandable considering that is most likely when the most snow hits the ground. 

The hottest it will probably get will be in July and at a temperature of 83°. This is a nice level of heat when it comes to weather as opposed to the blistering sun of other states. 

Who doesn't love the color changing leaves and the brisk winter mornings for sledding or snow fights? 

Get to Know Coshocton Like a Local

Here is the fun part of the blog which is letting you know all of the popular attractions and foods you get to experience when moving to a great place like this!

McKenna’s Market at Medbury  

403 N Whitewoman St. | Coshocton | mckennasmarket.com

We will start off with a classic deli market where you can find all of your favorite subs. McKenna’s Market has been around since the 1970’s so the food clearly speaks for itself. 

Their subs and salad are homemade; there is no need to worry about poor quality which is also a relief. 

Looking at their menu they have a sub/ create your own sub and salad menu. Some tasty options we saw from their sub menu was the Hot Chick, which is buffalo chicken, bacon, cheddar, and your choice of toppings.

With the make your own sub option you can pick up to three types of meat, two kinds of cheese, toppings, and condiments. 

As for the salad menu, their Turkey Cobb sounds amazing. Turkey, cheddar, bacon, eggs, red onion, tomato, cucumbers, black olives, and bagel croutons. You have the choice of a big or little-sized salad. 

“We had two make your own salads and a delicious Whoopie pie plus some chopped beef dip with bagel chips. Delicious! The ladies were super nice and helpful! We really liked the tastes of wine, too! They had a nice selection of local and widespread wines. They had yummy bulk type snacks and a full deli of goodies, dips, meats, cheeses, crackers, pretzels, etc…” -Yelp review.

Tlaquepaque Mexican Restaurant

131 N 3rd St. | Coshocton | tlaquepaqueohio.com

This next place is a Mexican cuisine restaurant that serves delicious food. They have been in business for over 20 years and we can see why!

Browsing their menu we can see a number of options to choose from such as nachos, quesadillas, salads, burritos, enchiladas, seafood, chicken and more! They have a vegetarian option as well for those who do not favor meat.

Since you have a ton to choose from, it was hard for us to pick just one to describe but we decided to highlight their quesadilla gigante. It is grilled steak, chicken and shrimp cooked with onions, tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, and shredded cheese. It is also served with rice and mexican salad. 

A lot of food for your buck as you can tell. We love these kinds of restaurants because we know our bellies will be filled. 

And of course if you want one of their best sellers try one of their mojitos or margaritas!

“Visiting Coshocton, OH, Balloon Festival, on arrival, service staff seated immediately, salsa and chips followed as we settled in to our seats. Polite and timely associate presented menus and took beverage order. All this well within 5 minutes of arrival. Fajitas were loaded with fresh vegetables, tender chicken. Enchiladas very flavorful. Staff attention to detail and making our visit memorable, with very good food and service, was right on target.” -Google review.

Sorrell’s On the Square

119 N 3rd St. | Coshocton | sorrellsonthesquare.com

Who doesn't love to support local? Well you can do that when visiting Sorrell’s on the Square in Coshocton! They are a high quality food place with reasonable prices and good environment. They say themselves that they are the people of Coshocton’s favorite place to eat.

Looking at their menu we can see why they are so popular. They have specials, family meals, and even a margarita of the month. 

We first took a look at family meals, where you can order the chicken parmesan family meal, which is four boneless chicken breasts seasoned in flour and then fried. It is then topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese and then served on spaghetti with a salad and garlic bread. This can serve four to five people.

Next we took a look at their specials, they highlight different foods and drinks on certain days of the week. For instance, on Tuesdays they have taco salads and ½ priced margaritas. So be sure to go on the day they’re featuring your favorite! 

Finally, we had to look at their margarita of the month. June was pineapple margarita and now July is the watermelon margarita. We love the sound of this. 

“Second time my husband and I have eaten at this restaurant. Delicious food, large portions, and the bomb.com service. So quick! The steaks are flavorful and tender. Fish is soooooo good. Everything we have tried is flavorful. Great bar service too. I highly recommend. Variety of food options on the menu. We will be back again” -Yelp review.

Warehouse Restaurants

400 N Whitewoman St. | Coshocton | warehouserestaurants.com

Another mouth watering photo for surely another amazing place to dine. This place was once a general merchandise store and a warehouse for canal cargo. We learned earlier about the history of the canals in Coshocton!

Warehouse Restaurants is the home of some legendary onion rings. A very delicious side you may put on your burgers or salads. 

Following up with this, maybe try their “Legendary Steak n’ Stein Onion Rings” as your initial appetizer. Next maybe a soup or salad--their buffalo chicken salad sounds great. 

Then let's finish off with a main course, something like a sandwich, pizza, burger, or steak! Their BBQ pulled pork pizza sure does sound appetizing. It is pulled pork with crispy bacon, sauteed onions, smoked provolone and mozzarella cheese with BBQ sauce. 

“We visited Roscoe Village and worked up an appetite from shopping. The Warehouse is right in the heart of the shops and historic buildings. We ordered the legendary onion rings to start. The food was good, and the service was great. I ordered the club sandwich, and our server shared that it can be prepared as a wrap rather than a traditional sandwich. Fun spot to check out!” -Yelp review

Now let us get into things to do around Coshocton!

Johnson-Hummerick Museum

300 N Whitewoman St. | Coshocton | jhmuseum.org

Every now and then it is nice to take a little stroll around museums and learn about some history. As they say, you learn something new everyday! 

This museum in particular is about two Coshocton natives, David M. and John H. Johnson and the Humrick ancestors. These two brothers collected artifacts from all different heritages such as American Indian, European, and Asian. 

Take a walk through some of the many galleries they have like the “Pushing the Surface,” or “A Contemporary Art Quilt Show.” 

In addition, there’s a Native American exhibit where you can see real artifacts and models showing some real history! They even have a historic Ohio exhibit so you can get to know more about the state that you are choosing to live in! 

“This museum is tucked away in a small Ohio town. The exhibits are world class. The Oriental and Native American galleries are my favorites. The Newark Holy Stones were a surprise display that I didn't expect. This is a must see when visiting Roscoe Village or the Coshocton area.”

Why don’t you stay awhile?

Now that we have given you a glance into the amazing Coshocton area, we hope this helped you further make your decision!

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