Introduction to Pataskala, Ohio

Pataskala, Ohio, in Licking county, is 17 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. The city is part of the Columbus metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 10,249 people live in Pataskala.

Pataskala History

Pataskala derived its name from a Delaware Indian term meaning 'Licking River'. David Heron was the first settler of the area. Richard Conine, the "Father of Pataskala", visited the area in 1805 along with his wife. Conine purchased 2,000 acres of the land and settled permanently in 1821. He named the area the Village of Conine. In 1851, the area was renamed Pataskala. It was incorporated in 1891. On January 19, 1997, Pataskala gained the status of a city.

Pataskala and nearby Attractions

  • Blacklick Woods Metro Park
  • Granville Historical Society Museum
  • Great Circle Earthworks
  • Franklin Park Conservatory

Things To Do In Pataskala

There are several churches in Pataskala including Bethel Baptist Church, First United Presbyterian Church of Pataskala, Pataskala United Methodist Church, and Summit Station Freewill Baptist Church. You can visit the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. The city of Pataskala also organizes numerous recreational events and programs throughout the year.

Pataskala Transportation

Port Columbus International Airport is located nearby.

Pataskala Higher Education

The nearby colleges and universities are Ohio State University - Main Campus, Columbus State Community College, and Denison University.


Total Population 15,120
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,689
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $75,866
% Above Poverty Level 90.1%
% Below Poverty Level 9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 23.4%
Median Gross Rent $984
Median House Value $160,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 13.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pataskala Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Licking
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43062
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.995
Longitude -82.674

Pataskala Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Granville 5,706 $110,341
Kirkersville 590 $65,865

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pataskala Public Libraries

Pataskala Public Library
101 S. VINE ST.
Pataskala, Ohio
(740) 927-9986

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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