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Overview

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). 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,225
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+7,922
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27%
Median Earnings25+$41,980
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,452
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,390

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,378
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,009
Median House Value$162,900

Ancestry

German28%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.2%
Irish13.8%
English8.8%
Italian8%
French Except Basque4.4%
Scottish3.2%
Polish2.7%
Dutch1.8%
Swedish1.6%
African1.5%
Welsh1.4%
Danishn1.2%
Czech0.7%
Greek0.6%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Pataskala Almanac

CategoryValue
County Licking County
Standard Zip Codes43062
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40
Approximate Longitude-82.67

Pataskala Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOLUMBUS INTL AP
Distance11.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationCOLUMBUS VLY CROSSING
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationLANCASTER 2 NW
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Granville5,725$107,083
Kirkersville507$58,750
Millersport1,348$66,118
New Albany9,384$214,850
Pickerington19,379$91,230
Reynoldsburg36,995$71,825

Pataskala Public Libraries

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

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Pataskala Public Schools

Etna Elementary School
8500 Columbia Rd Sw
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-5906
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Licking Heights Central
6565 Summit Rd Sw
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-3365
Middle
Total Enrollment 940
Licking Heights High School
4000 Mink St Sw
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-9046
High
Total Enrollment 950
Licking Heights North
6507 Summit Rd Sw
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-3268
Middle
Total Enrollment 305
Licking Heights South
6623 Summit Rd Sw
ZIP: 43062
(740) 964-1674
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Pataskala Elementary School
395 S High St
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-3861
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Southwest Licking Digital Acad
927-a South St
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-3941
Other
Total Enrollment 26
Watkins Memorial High School
8868 Watkins Rd Sw
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-3846
High
Total Enrollment 1108
Watkins Middle School
8808 Watkins Rd Sw
ZIP: 43062
(740) 927-5767
Middle
Total Enrollment 936
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