Pataskala, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pataskala, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Pataskala had a population of 15,753 as of July 1, 2016. Pataskala ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pataskala is located at latitude 40.0104 and longitude -82.7147 in Licking County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pataskala (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Licking County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The City of Pataskala (GNIS ID: 1086476) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pataskala population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Pataskala, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,753
Population in Households 15,663
Population in Familes 13,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 548
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 5,885
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 4,400
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,607 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,278 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 288 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $175,218
Average Home Value $192,708


Median Household Income $62,752
Average Household Income $74,487
Per Capita Income $27,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.7%
Households 0.7% 0.72%
Families 0.85% 0.61%
Median Household Income   3.83%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pataskala, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pataskala to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 90th
Population Density1 # 997 18th
Diversity Index2 # 194 84th
Median Household Income # 215 82nd
Per Capita Income # 314 74th

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