Piqua, Ohio

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Piqua (pronounced /ˈpɪkwə/ PIK-wə) is a city in Miami County, Ohio, United States. The population was 20,738 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Piqua was one of the cities that experienced severe flooding during the Great Dayton Flood of 1913.



Piqua is located at 40°8′51″N 84°14′53″W / 40.1475°N 84.24806°W / 40.1475; -84.24806 (40.147474, -84.247968)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28.3 km²), of which, 10.7 square miles (27.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (2.19%) is water.

The Great Miami River runs through Piqua. The area at the south end of town on the east side of the river is known as Shawnee.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 20,738 people, 8,263 households, and 5,585 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,939.2 people per square mile (749.0/km²). There were 8,886 housing units at an average density of 830.9/sq mi (320.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.21% White, 3.38% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

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