Pickerington is a city situated in Fairfield and Franklin counties in Central Ohio. Though classified as a city under Ohio law, it is generally regarded as a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. The population was 9,792 at the 2000 census. As land annexation and development in and around Columbus continues, the City of Pickerington (like many area suburbs) have generally followed suit. The 2005 population estimate for Pickerington was 15,878.
The Pickerington Local School District is a two-branch school district enrolling 9,714 students as of the 2005-2006 school year. Enrollment has been expanding at an average of 425 students over the past five years. The Pickerington Local School district is the 19th largest school district in Ohio. In the 2004-2005 school year, the district was rated effective, after six years with an excellent rating. From the district's founding until 2003, the district had one mascot, the tiger. In 2003, the district branched with the opening of Pickerington High School North, which has the panther as a mascot. With the opening of Pickerington High School North, the original Pickerington High School was renamed Pickerington High School Central.
Pickerington is the home of the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Heritage Museum and Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The goal of the museum is to tell the stories and history of motorcycling.