Pickaway County, Ohio

Pickaway County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Circleville.


The County is located in south-central Ohio and has an area of ​​1313 square kilometers, of which 13 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Franklin County, Fairfield County, Hocking County, Ross County, Fayette County and Madison County.


Pickaway County was formed on January 12, 1810 from parts of Fairfield, Franklin and Ross County. It was named after the North American Piqua Indians who lived here.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Pickaway County 52 727 people in 17,599 households and 13,287 families. The population density was 41 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 91.95 percent White, 6.43 percent African American, 0.28 percent Native American, 0.22 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.15 percent from other races groups; 0.93 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.63 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 17,599 households out of which 35.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.5 percent were married couples living together, 9.8 percent were single mothers, 24.5 percent were non-families, 20.6 percent of all households and 9.1 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.3 percent population under 18 years, 9.0 percent between 18 and 24 years, 32.6 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 10.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 122.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were statistically 125.0 males.

The median income for a household was $ 42,832, and the median income for a family was $ 49,259. Males had a median income of $ 36,265, women $ 26,086. The per capita income was $ 17,478. 7.6 percent of families and 9.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 13.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 7.0 percent of those 65 years.