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Overview

Introduction to Pickerington, Ohio

Pickerington, Ohio, in Fairfield county, is 14 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. The city is in the Columbus metropolitan area.

Pickerington History

Before the white settlers, natives like the Wyandottes, the Shawnees and Mingos lived in the area of the present Violet Township. The first settler arrived in Pickerington 1808. In 1815, Abraham Pickering laid out the earliest plat of old Pickerington. The city's name was kept in honor of Abraham Pickering in 1827. It was basically an agricultural and dairy community for many years, but it became an incorporated city in 1991.

Pickerington and Nearby Attractions

  • Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum
  • Livingston House
  • Blacklick Woods Metro Park
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Dawes Arboretum
  • Six Flags Wyandot Lake

Things To Do In Pickerington

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum and Pickerington Museum are located in the area. There are also several museums near the city including the Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum, Motts Military Museum and the Slate Run Living Historical Farm. The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium houses numerous animals and also has a golf course. Dawes Arboretum has a well maintained Japanese garden, a collection of bonsai and various other species of plants. Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, Pickerington Ponds Metro Park, Three Creeks Metro Park and Blacklick Woods Metro Park provide opportunities for recreation.

Pickerington Transportation

Air transportation is available from Port Columbus International Airport.

Pickerington Higher Education

Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College and Franklin University are colleges near Pickerington.

People

Total Population 19,157
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,326
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 60%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,164
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 16.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,005
Median House Value $182,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 14.6%

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

Pickerington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Fairfield
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43147
Phone Area Codes 614
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.884
Longitude -82.753

Pickerington Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station COLUMBUS VLY CROSSING
Distance 9.6 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
Station COLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance 9.7 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
Station LANCASTER 2 NW
Distance 12.2 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
Baltimore 2,970 $58,333
Canal Winchester 7,621 $90,231
Carroll 411 $52,813
Groveport 5,604 $71,884
Lithopolis 1,446 $81,667

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

Pickerington Public Libraries

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Pickerington Public Library
15 E. COLUMBUS
Pickerington, Ohio
(614) 837-4104
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Pickerington High Schools

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PICKERINGTON HIGH SCHOOL NORTH
7800 REFUGEE RD
614-830-2700
Serves 1,419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

PICKERINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL
300 OPPORTUNITY WAY
614-833-3025
Serves 1,190 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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