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Defiance, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Defiance had a population of 16,523 as of July 1, 2016. Defiance ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Defiance is located at latitude 41.281 and longitude -84.3658 in Defiance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Defiance (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.5 sq. miles. Defiance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The City of Defiance (GNIS ID: 2394492) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Defiance is located within Township of Defiance, a minor civil division (MCD) of Defiance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Defiance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Defiance: Au Glaize, Ensawacosa, Fort Defiance, Fort Miamis, Fort Winchester, Grand Glaize, Miami Fort, Miamis Fort, Tuendawie, Twendiawie, Winchester.

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Defiance, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,523
Population in Households 15,849
Population in Familes 12,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 674
Population Density1 1,358
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 6,747
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 4,288
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,310 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,436 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 747 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $105,659
Average Home Value $131,421


Median Household Income $43,494
Average Household Income $55,738
Per Capita Income $23,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.08%
Households 0.16% 0.01%
Families -0.05% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Defiance, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Defiance to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 115 91st
Population Density1 # 550 55th
Diversity Index2 # 67 95th
Median Household Income # 796 35th
Per Capita Income # 633 48th

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