Pickaway County, Ohio
|Pickaway County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1810|
|Named for||a Native American word of disputed meaning|
506.55 sq mi (1,312 km²)
501.32 sq mi (1,298 km²)
5.23 sq mi (14 km²), 1.03%
111.1/sq mi (43/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Pickaway County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 55,698, which is an increase of 5.6% from 52,727 in 2000. 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.)
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 506.55 square miles (1,312.0 km2), of which 501.32 square miles (1,298.4 km2) (or 98.97%) is land and 5.23 square miles (13.5 km2) (or 1.03%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Franklin County (north)
- Fairfield County (east)
- Hocking County (southeast)
- Ross County (south)
- Fayette County (southwest)
- Madison County (northwest)
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.
Roster of County Officials (as of November, 2007):
- Commissioners: Ula Jean Metzler (R), Glenn Reeser (R), Jay Wippel (R)
- Prosecutor: Judy Wolford (R)
- Sheriff: Robert Radcliff (D)
- Auditor: Melissa Betz (D)
- Treasurer: Ellery Elick (R)
- Recorder: Joyce Gifford (D)
- Clerk of Courts: Jimmy Dean (R)
- Engineer: Bob Parker (D)
- Coroner: Michael Geron (R)
- Judge, Common Pleas Court (General/Domestic Relations): P. Randall Knece (R)
- Judge, Common Pleas Court (Juvenile/Probate): Jan Michael Long (D)
- Judge, Circleville Municipal Court (county-wide jurisdiction): Gary Dumm (D)
Census-designated place 
Unincorporated communities 
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School districts 
Teays Valley Local School District 
Teays Valley is in the northern part of the county. Schools in this district include:
- Teays Valley High School
- Teays Valley East Middle School
- Teays Valley West Middle School
- Ashville Elementary
- Walnut Elementary
- Scioto Elementary
- South Bloomfield Elementary
Teays Valley has the largest number of students in the county. Home of the Vikings
Circleville City Schools 
- Circleville High School
- Everts Middle School
- Nicholas Drive Elementary
- Mound Street Elementary
- Court Street Intermediate
- Atwater Elementary
The district is undergoing construction to replace Circleville High School, build Circleville Middle School, (Replaces Everts) and condense all the elementary schools into one building. Home of the Tigers
Logan Elm Local Schools 
Logan Elm consists of the area in Southeastern Pickaway County.
- Logan Elm High School
- McDowell Exchange School
- Washington Elementary
- Laurelville Elementary
- Saltcreek Elementary
- Pickaway Elementary
Home of the Braves
Westfall Local Schools 
Westfall lies in the Western part of the county.
- Westfall High School
- Westfall Middle School
- Westfall Elementary
Home of the Mustangs
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center 
Pickaway-Ross lies just below the county line in Ross County. Students from the following affiliated Pickaway and Ross county districts at the vocational school.
- Circleville City School District (Pickaway County)
- Logan Elm Local School District (Pickaway County)
- Westfall Local School District (Pickaway County)
- Adena Local School District (Ross County)
- Chillicothe City School District (Ross County)
- Huntington Local School District (Ross County)
- Paint Valley Local School District (Ross County)
- Southeastern Local School District (Ross County)
- Unioto Local School District (Ross County)
- Zane Trace Local School District (Ross County)
See also 
- "Ohio County Profiles: Pickaway County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Pickaway County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Official website
- Pickaway Chamber of Commerce and visitor info
- Pickaway County Local Government Links
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|Fayette County||Ross County||Hocking County|