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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Pataskala is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 15,312. Pataskala is in Licking County. Living in Pataskala offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Pataskala and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pataskala are above average.
About Pataskala...
Population
15,312

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$979
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Pataskala Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Pataskala

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,469
National
$55,322
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I’ve been living in Pataskala, Ohio for almost eleven years now. I like the small town appearance of Pataskala; it has a hometown feel to it. There is not much going on here. We have the annual town fair in August, but it is the exact same thing every year. In the summer, there is a small firework show in one of the public parks. Although it is also the same every year, this is something quite enjoyable in my experience. The schools are not the best; I went to the public schools in the Southwest Licking Local School district for ten years. There is little diversity within the schools, and the Watkins Memorial High School building is practically falling apart.
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Pataskala is a great town to live in. It is a safe place you can walk around town without worry. There are many restaurants including pizza, pasta, mexican, subs, breakfast and of course there is a Starbucks. We have good ice cream chains and even a local shop called dairy hut. None of these restaurants are too expensive. Pataskala is located 20 minutes away from Columbus. This allows many job opportunities. There are many neighborhoods and also houses with a more rural setting.
Pataskala is 20 minutes east of Columbus. I like to consider it the perfect distance away from a big city. You can easily get to downtown Columbus but you are away from the hustle and bustle of the big city life. Pataskala is quickly expanding and becoming larger and more populated but it still has a small town feel to it. People check on their neighbors and know them by first name bases. Pataskala is full of hard-working, kind individuals.