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Pickaway County, Ohio
Seal of Pickaway County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Pickaway County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1810
Seat Circleville
Largest City Circleville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

507 sq mi (1,313 km²)
501 sq mi (1,298 km²)
5.2 sq mi (13 km²), 1.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

55,698
111/sq mi (43/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.pickaway.org

Pickaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,698. Its county seat is Circleville. Its name derives from the Pekowi band of Shawnee Indians, who inhabited the area. (See List of Ohio county name etymologies.)

Pickaway County is part of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 507 square miles (1,310 km2), of which 501 square miles (1,300 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 7,124
1820 13,149 84.6%
1830 16,001 21.7%
1840 19,725 23.3%
1850 21,006 6.5%
1860 23,649 12.6%
1870 24,875 5.2%
1880 27,415 10.2%
1890 26,959 −1.7%
1900 27,016 0.2%
1910 26,158 −3.2%
1920 25,788 −1.4%
1930 27,238 5.6%
1940 27,889 2.4%
1950 29,352 5.2%
1960 35,855 22.2%
1970 40,071 11.8%
1980 43,662 9.0%
1990 48,255 10.5%
2000 52,727 9.3%
2010 55,698 5.6%
Est. 2015 56,998 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 52,727 people, 17,599 households, and 13,287 families residing in the county. The population density was 105 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 18,596 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.95% White, 6.43% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,599 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 122.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,832, and the median income for a family was $49,259. Males had a median income of $36,265 versus $26,086 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,478. About 7.60% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 55,698 people, 19,624 households, and 14,286 families residing in the county. The population density was 111.1 inhabitants per square mile (42.9/km2). There were 21,275 housing units at an average density of 42.4 per square mile (16.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.5% white, 3.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 27.0% were German, 16.3% were American, 14.9% were Irish, and 11.1% were English.

Of the 19,624 households, 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.2% were non-families, and 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.03. The median age was 38.5 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,262 and the median income for a family was $58,811. Males had a median income of $44,224 versus $35,077 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,432. About 9.5% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Pickaway County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Pickaway County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

City

Villages

Townships

  • Circleville
  • Darby
  • Deer Creek
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Madison
  • Monroe
  • Muhlenberg
  • Perry
  • Pickaway
  • Salt Creek
  • Scioto
  • Walnut
  • Washington
  • Wayne

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities


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