Guernsey County, Ohio

Guernsey County: County in Ohio, United States

About

Guernsey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,087 and a population density of 29 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 38,779 inhabitants. Its county seat is Cambridge. The county was created 214 years ago in 1810.

Guernsey County is located in east-central Ohio. As of 2019, the population of Guernsey County was 39,706. The county seat is Cambridge, which had a population of 10,297 as of 2020.

Some key facts about Guernsey County:

  • Guernsey County was formed in 1810 from portions of Muskingum and Belmont Counties. It was named after the Isle of Guernsey in the English Channel.
  • The county's primary economic drivers include education, healthcare, manufacturing, and agriculture. Major employers include Cambridge City Schools, Guernsey Health Systems, and Detroit Diesel.
  • Salt Fork State Park is located in Guernsey County. The largest state park in Ohio, Salt Fork attracts over 2 million visitors annually for camping, boating, and hiking.
  • Guernsey County is home to several institutions of higher education, including Muskingum University and a branch campus of Zane State College.
  • Natural gas and coal production have been major industries in Guernsey County since the mid-1800s.
  • The National Road, also known as US 40, runs through Cambridge and Guernsey County. This was the first federally funded highway in the United States.

Guernsey County has a long history and several notable places to visit. The cities of Cambridge and Byesville serve as hubs for commerce and industry within the region.

Guernsey County locator map
Location of Guernsey County on Ohio map.

Quick Facts about Guernsey County

Population : 38,779 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Ohio (United States)
Plate code : 30
Area : 1368 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.1%
Land as percent of area : 98.9%
Named for : Guernsey
Altitude : 1,004 feet / 306 meters
Capital : Cambridge
Establishment : January 01, 1810
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:16:30 (15th July 2024)
Density : 28 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.37% (2010-2020)
Guernsey County Courthouse Cambridge Ohio image
Guernsey County Courthouse Cambridge Ohio
Guernsey County Courthouse Cambridge Ohio image

Geography

Guernsey County is located at 40°3'7"N 81°29'39"W (40.0520500, -81.4942600). It has 6 neighbors: Muskingum County, Noble County, Belmont County, Coshocton County, Harrison County and Tuscarawas County.

Guernsey County map

The largest city of Guernsey County is Marysville with a population of 24,980. Other cities include, Cambridge population 10,323, Byesville population 2,345, Antrim population 1,203 and Buffalo population 804. See all Guernsey County cities & populated places.

Guernsey County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Guernsey County.

City Name Population Title
Marysville 24,980 City in Ohio, United States
Cambridge 10,323 City in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Mantua 4,793 Village in Portage County, Ohio, United States
Brady 2,527 Township in Williams County, Ohio
Gibson 2,483 Township in Mercer County, Ohio, United States
Byesville 2,345 City in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America
Antrim 1,203 City in Ohio, United States
Center 1,188 Township in Guernsey County, Ohio
Buffalo 804 City in Ohio County, Indiana, United States of America
Quaker City 485 Human settlement in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America
Senecaville 447 Human settlement in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America
Pleasant City 422 Human settlement in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America
Cumberland 346 Human settlement in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America
Lore City 309 Human settlement in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States of America
Old Washington 267 Village in Guernsey County, Ohio, United States
Helena 208 Human settlement in Sandusky County, Ohio, United States of America

Guernsey County has 6 neighbours.

  • Cambridge

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Guernsey County decreased by 3.37% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 40,087 - census
2011 39,910 -0.44% estimation process
2012 39,876 -0.09% estimation process
2013 39,706 -0.43% estimation process
2014 39,690 -0.04% estimation process
2015 39,392 -0.76% estimation process
2016 39,211 -0.46% estimation process
2017 39,066 -0.37% estimation process
2018 39,011 -0.14% estimation process
2019 38,875 -0.35% estimation process
2020 38,779 -0.25% estimation process

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People born in Guernsey County (8)

People born in Guernsey County, including dermatologist John Addison Fordyce, politician Robert S. Carr, Ohio politician Walter D. Guilbert, .

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