Muskingum County, OH

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Population

85,933

0.0674% decline

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$43,325

2.03% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

38,123

0.522% growth

Median Property Value

$112,500

1.81% growth

About

In 2017, Muskingum County, OH had a population of 85.9k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $43,325. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Muskingum County, OH declined from 85,991 to 85,933, a -0.0674% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,464 to $43,325, a 2.03% increase.

The population of Muskingum County, OH is 91.8% White Alone, 3.29% Two or More Races, and 3.07% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Muskingum County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Muskingum County, OH are Zane State College (505 degrees awarded in 2016), Muskingum University (410 degrees), and Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education (172 degrees).

The median property value in Muskingum County, OH is $112,500, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Muskingum County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Muskingum County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Muskingum County, OH employs 38.1k people. The largest industries in Muskingum County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,560 people), Retail Trade (6,066 people), and Manufacturing (4,874 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,226), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,339), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,524).

Median household income in Muskingum County, OH is $43,325. Males in Muskingum County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Muskingum County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,325

2017 value

± $1,836

2.03%

1 Year Growth

± 5.54%

Households in Muskingum County, OH have a median annual income of $43,325, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,464 in 2016, which represents a 2.03% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Muskingum County, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9127

  2. Census Tract 9126

  3. Census Tract 9110

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muskingum County, OH was Census Tract 9127 with a value of $56,220, followed by Census Tract 9126 and Census Tract 9110, with respective values of $55,000 and $51,940.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Muskingum County, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muskingum County, OH (13.9k out of 83.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,755 ± 683

  2. Two Or More

    1,352 ± 256

  3. Black

    615 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Muskingum County, OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

38.1k

2017 Value

± 1,262

0.522%

1 Year growth

± 4.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muskingum County, OH grew at a rate of 0.522%, from 37.9k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muskingum County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,998 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,547 people), and Production Occupations (2,906 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muskingum County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Muskingum County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,998 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,547 people), and Production Occupations (2,906 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Muskingum County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.21 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.55 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Muskingum County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,952), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,191), and Management Occupations ($53,783).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.1k

2017 Value

± 1,262

0.522%

1 Year growth

± 4.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muskingum County, OH grew at a rate of 0.522%, from 37.9k employees to 38.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muskingum County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,560 people), Retail Trade (6,066 people), and Manufacturing (4,874 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muskingum County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Muskingum County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Muskingum County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,560 people), Retail Trade (6,066 people), and Manufacturing (4,874 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Muskingum County, OH has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.22 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.47 times), and Retail Trade (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Muskingum County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,226), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,339), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,524).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.7% of the population of Muskingum County, OH has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 9.65% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Muskingum County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Muskingum County, OH see 1392 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.95% decrease from the previous year (1480 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1594 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 869 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,392 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Muskingum County, OH see an average of 1,392 patients per year. This represents a 5.95% decrease from the previous year (1,480 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Muskingum County, OH in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.26%

Uninsured

46%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

9.65%

Non-Group

1.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muskingum County, OH declined by 17.1% from 8.76% to 7.26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Muskingum County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Muskingum County, OH is home to a population of 85.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.25% of Muskingum County, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.08k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Muskingum County, OH is composed of 78.9k White Alone residents (91.8%), 2.83k Two or More Races residents (3.29%), 2.64k Black or African American Alone residents (3.07%), 881 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.03%), 341 Asian Alone residents (0.397%), 217 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.253%), 161 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.187%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0186%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Muskingum County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Muskingum County, OH was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Muskingum County, OH are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Muskingum County, OH residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.08k people

1.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.05k people

As of 2017, 1.25% of Muskingum County, OH residents (1.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Muskingum County, OH was 1.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Muskingum County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Muskingum County, OH was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    78.9k ± 77

  2. Two or More Races

    2.83k ± 343

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.64k ± 279

In 2017, there were 27.9 times more White Alone residents (78.9k people) in Muskingum County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.83k Two or More Races and 2.64k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Muskingum County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Muskingum County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Muskingum County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Muskingum County, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,988 ± 218

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,057 ± 229

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    662 ± 139

Muskingum County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Muskingum County, OH awarded 1,181 degrees. The student population of Muskingum County, OH is skewed towards women, with 2,830 male students and 3,950 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Muskingum County, OH are White (991 and 84.8%), followed by Unknown (88 and 7.53%), Black or African American (40 and 3.42%), and Two or More Races (37 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Muskingum County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Zane State College (505 and 42.8%), Muskingum University (410 and 34.7%), and Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education (172 and 14.6%).

The most popular majors in Muskingum County, OH are Registered Nursing (109 and 9.23%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (81 and 6.86%), and General Business Administration & Management (72 and 6.1%).

The median tuition costs in Muskingum County, OH are $26,200 for private four year colleges, and $5,060 and $9,596 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 81 degrees awarded

  2. 63 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Muskingum County, OH was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 81 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Muskingum County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 505 degrees awarded

  2. 410 degrees awarded

  3. 172 degrees awarded

$5,060

Median In-State Public

$26,200

Median Private

In 2016, the Muskingum County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Zane State College with 505 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

477

Degrees Awarded to Men

704

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 477 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Muskingum County, OH, which is 0.678 times less than the 704 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Muskingum County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    991 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    88 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    40 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Muskingum County, OH were to White students. These 991 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 88 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Muskingum County, OH was $112,500 in 2017, which is 0.517 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,500 to $112,500, a 1.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Muskingum County, OH is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Muskingum County, OH have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Muskingum County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,325

Median Household Income

± $1,836

34.3k

Number of Households

± 1,165

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.3k households in Muskingum County, OH grew to $43,325 from the previous year's value of $42,464.

The following chart displays the households in Muskingum County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$112,500

2017 Median

± $3,210

$110,500

2016 Median

± $3,285

In 2017, the median property value in Muskingum County, OH grew to to $112,500 from the previous year's value of $110,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Muskingum County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Muskingum County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Muskingum County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Muskingum County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%

2017 Homeownership

67%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.3% of the housing units in Muskingum County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Muskingum County, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Muskingum County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Muskingum County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muskingum County, OH have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Muskingum County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.3%

  3. Walked

    2.26%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Muskingum County, OH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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