Zanesville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 25,498 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Zanesville is the 60th largest community in Ohio. Zanesville has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Zanesville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Zanesville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Zanesville who work in office and administrative support (12.52%), sales jobs (11.69%), and food service (9.43%).
The percentage of people in Zanesville with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.47% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Zanesville in 2010 was $16,622, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,488 for a family of four. Zanesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.98% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Zanesville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Zanesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Zanesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Zanesville include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Zanesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.