Introduction to Piqua, Ohio

Piqua, Ohio, in Miami county, is 26 miles N of Dayton, Ohio (center to center) and 67 miles W of Columbus, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Dayton - Springfield metropolitan area. Piqua contains a population of approximately 20,738.

Piqua History

The Native Americans were the original inhabitants of Piqua. The first settlement began in 1747 at a fort called Fort Pickawillany. During 1780 it was two separate communities, the Upper Piqua and the Lower Piqua. By 1800 it became one single community and was named as Piqua. It derived its name from a Shawnee Indian phrase meaning "He has risen from the ashe’s. In 1807, Piqua was officially incorporated. It was home of the first nuclear power plant that was municipally owned.

Piqua and nearby Attractions

  • Kiser Lake State Park
  • Piqua Historical Museum
  • Lockington Locks
  • Piqua Historical Area State Memorial
  • Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Things To Do In Piqua

You can visit the Piqua Industrial Park and the Interstate 75 Industrial Park. Leisure may also be spent at Kiser Lake State Park, Lake Loramie State Park, Hickory Hill Lakes, Piqua Low Head Reservoir, and Echo Lake. There are several churches in the city including Liberty Baptist Church, Piqua Church of the Brethren, Piqua Wesleyan Church, and Piqua Temple of Seekers of Light.

Piqua Transportation

International flight is available from James M Cox Dayton International Airport.

Piqua Higher Education

The local college is Edison State Community College. Sinclair Community College, University Of Dayton, and Wright State University - Main Campus are also nearby.


Total Population 20,681
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,555
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $46,119
% Above Poverty Level 77.1%
% Below Poverty Level 22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $676
Median House Value $83,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Piqua Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Dayton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles W of Columbus, Ohio
County Miami
Metro Area Dayton - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 45356
Phone Area Codes 937
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.144
Longitude -84.242

Piqua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SIDNEY 1 S
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.4 inches
Station EATON
Distance 35.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bradford 1,716 $51,042
Casstown 275 $46,250
Covington 2,606 $51,068
Fletcher 430 $57,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Piqua Public Libraries

Flesh Public Library
Piqua, Ohio
(937) 773-6753
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