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Overview

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 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 ashes." 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,793
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+9,366
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,256
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,890

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,080
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$695
Median House Value$86,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.7%
Irish16.5%
English7.4%
Italian3.6%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish2.5%
Dutch1.5%
African1.3%
Polish1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Russian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Austrian0.1%
German0.1%
Greek0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Piqua Almanac

CategoryValue
County Miami County
Standard Zip Codes45356
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.14
Approximate Longitude-84.25

Piqua Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSIDNEY 1 S
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationDAYTON MCD
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.4 inches
StationEATON
Distance35.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp61 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bradford1,806$53,092
Casstown231$45,000
Covington2,637$57,557
Fletcher543$62,188
Pleasant Hill1,279$66,250
Troy25,694$62,368

Piqua Public Libraries

Piqua Public Library
116 WEST HIGH STREET
Piqua, Ohio
(937) 773-6753

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Piqua Public Schools

Bennett Intermediate Elementary School
625 S Main St
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-0386
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Favorite Hill Primary Elementary School
950 South St
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-4678
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
High Street Primary Elementary School
1249 W High St
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-3567
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Nicklin Learning Center Elementary School
818 Nicklin Ave
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-4742
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Piqua High School
1 Indian Trl
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-6314
High
Total Enrollment 947
Piqua Junior High School
1 Tomahawk Trl
ZIP: 45356
(937) 778-2997
Middle
Total Enrollment 524
Springcreek Primary Elementary School
145 E Us Route 36
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-6540
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Upper Valley Career Center
8811 Career Dr
ZIP: 45356
(937) 778-1980
High
Washington Intermediate Elementary School
1249 W High St
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-8472
Middle
Total Enrollment 292
Wilder Intermediate Elementary School
1120 Nicklin Ave
ZIP: 45356
(937) 773-2017
Middle
Total Enrollment 280

Piqua Private Schools

Nicholas School
1306 Garbry Rd
ZIP: 45356
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Piqua Catholic School
503 W North St
ZIP: 45356
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
Piqua Sda Christian School
4020 W State Route 185
ZIP: 45356
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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