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Pataskala Ohio Overview and Crime Rate Statistics

Pataskala is a small city, located in Licking County, Ohio, which is further located in the United States of America — located approximately 17miles from Columbus, the state capital of Ohio. The first noted resident of this city was David Heron in the year 1805, and later in 1821 was followed by Richard Conine and his wife, Sarah Conine. Even though David Heron was the first resident, it is Richard Conine who was later known as “the Father of Pataskala,” which he initially named “Conine," but the name was later changed due to the growing controversy. The city received its first post office in 1851, which began the controversy around the name, this led to the name “Pataskala” which is derived from the Delaware Tribe, meaning “Licking River.”

Pataskala was once a small village, until 1996 when the townspeople unanimously agreed upon a merger with the Lima Township, drastically increasing its geographic and population size. The city was once regarded as a small village, it was incorporated in 1891 and gained the status of the city in 1997, now spread over 28.72 miles, it is regarded as the largest city in Licking County.

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Pataskala Ohio Population

The population of Pataskala has steadily grown over the years, as of the census which took place during the year 2000. A population of 10,249 people was recorded, also reporting 3,922 households and 2,914 families calling the city home. The racial makeup of the city consisted of 94.58% White, 2.96% African American, 0.54% Asian, 0.34% Native American, 0.56% from various other races, 0.01% Pacific Islander, and 1.02% from more than 2 races, and 1.01% were Hispanic or Latino from any race.

The next census which took place during the year 2010 revealed a 46% growth in population from the previous census in 2000. The city cradled a population of 14,962 people, 5,588 households which is a significant increase from the prior number, and 4,132 families calling the city of Pataskala home.

 The racial makeup of the city in 2010 was 90.0% White, 6.0% African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% from other races, 2.5% having 2 or more races, and Hispanic or Latino having any race made up 2.0% of the population.

Pataskala Ohio Population income

The median income of the population during the year 2000 was $51,684 for a household and $58,021 for a family. Male and female income during the time revealed a significant difference, males had a median income of $39,322, whereas females had a median income of $30,628. The Per capita income recorded by the city was $23,099. Of the entire population, 5.4% of the families residing here were below the poverty line out of which 4.5% were under the age of 18 and 9.2% which were over the age of 65.

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Pataskala Ohio criminal activity

Pataskala has seen a reduction in crime rate, compared with the data collected from the previous 8 years. In 2012, Pataskala recorded:

  • 0, aggravated assault.
  • 1 incident of arson.
  • 50 burglaries.
  • 184, larceny and theft.
  • 6, motor vehicle thefts.
  • 0, murder and manslaughter.
  • 3, rapes.

With a total crime rate of 252, Property crime with 241 incidents and violent crime consisted of 3 incidents.

The projected crime data for 2019 stands at:

  • 0, aggravated assault.
  • 0, arson.
  • 13, burglaries.
  • 120, larceny and theft.
  • 0, motor vehicle theft.
  • 0, murder and manslaughter.
  • 1, rape.

With a total crime rate of 134 incidents, property crime standing at 123 incidents, and 0 incidents of violent crime. These are numbers projected for the year 2019 using previously recorded data and crime trends.

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