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. 37.85% 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 (14.56%), sales jobs (10.19%), and food service (7.39%).
The population of Piqua has a very low overall level of education: only 9.70% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Piqua in 2010 was $19,629, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,516 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Piqua is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.