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Piqua is a city in Miami County, in the Dayton metro area.

One tradition says the city was named for an Indian tribe.

The latitude of Piqua is 40.144N. The longitude is -84.242W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,728.


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Median household income
Local
$35,681
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Piqua demographic reports
Piqua is on the Great Miami River.
Once a major producer of linseed oil.
Many German immigrants settled here in the mid-1800s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 31. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mills Brothers, singers
· Kristin King, 2006 Olympics bronze medal winner (ice hockey)
· Luther McCarty, boxer
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Festival - Sept. 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Piqua web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kiser Lake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Piqua Historical Area State Memorial, Lockington Locks, Piqua Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Edison State Community College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Piqua demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Miami County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dayton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45356 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Piqua residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Piqua ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Piqua was $18,719, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Piqua residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Piqua include Piqua-Caldwell Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Piqua, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.


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Libraries in Piqua include Flesh Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Piqua include Piqua Daily Call

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Politics

Miami County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Piqua political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Piqua workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Piqua between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Piqua include Comfort Inn Piqua, Knights Inn Piqua, La Quinta Inn Piqua, Red Carpet Inn.

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