Piqua is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 20,790 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Piqua is the 82nd largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Piqua is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.99% 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, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Piqua who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), sales jobs (9.93%), and food service (6.10%).
One of the benefits of Piqua is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.44 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.
In Piqua, just 9.61% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Piqua in 2010 was $19,648, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,592 for a family of four.
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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Piqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Spanish.