Piqua is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 21,332 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Piqua is the 82nd largest community in Ohio. Piqua has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Piqua is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.89% of the Piqua workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Piqua is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Piqua who work in food service (10.83%), sales jobs (10.52%), and office and administrative support (10.49%).
One of the benefits of Piqua is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.11 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Piqua are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.93% of adults in Piqua have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Piqua in 2018 was $23,215, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,860 for a family of four. However, Piqua contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Piqua home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Piqua residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Piqua include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Piqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.