Defiance, Iowa Population 2024

239

Defiance is a city located in Shelby County Iowa. Defiance has a 2024 population of 239. Defiance is currently declining at a rate of -1.24% annually and its population has decreased by -3.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 248 in 2020.

The average household income in Defiance is $78,750 with a poverty rate of 13.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Defiance is 47.5 years, 46 years for males, and 51.5 years for females.

Defiance Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Defiance was:

  • White: 94.33%
  • Other race: 4.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
606.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.63% (-9)
The current population of Defiance, Iowa is 239 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 248.

Defiance, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18394.33%
Other race84.12%
Two or more races31.55%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Defiance Population by Race

Defiance Population Pyramid 2024

Defiance Median Age

47.5

Total

46

Male

51.5

Female

Defiance Adults

There are 153 adults, (43 of whom are seniors) in Defiance.

Defiance Age Dependency

76.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Defiance Sex Ratio

Female9046.39%
Male10453.61%

Defiance Population by Age

Defiance Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All922.1185.914.1
Married443.0595.54.5
Non Family38086.813.2
Female72.2942.957.1
Male3233.366.7
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

85.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Defiance Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Defiance Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Defiance Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 6.99%.

Defiance Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,500

Average Earnings

$49,821

Average Male

$35,313

Average Female

Defiance Earnings by Educational Attainment

Defiance Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Defiance Language

95.29% of Defiance residents speak only English, while 4.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.71% of the population.

Defiance Language

Defiance Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White178158.43%
Hispanic131184.62%
Other88100%
showing: 3 rows

13.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.54%

Male Poverty Rate

15.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Defiance

The race most likely to be in poverty in Defiance is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Defiance is White, with 8.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.64%.

Defiance Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.67%
Some College9.62%
High School7.59%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Defiance Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.3%
Male Employed5.08%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Defiance Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Defiance Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Defiance Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Defiance Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Defiance Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Defiance Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Defiance Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11

Number of Veterans

9

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Defiance Veterans by War

count

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Defiance Veterans by Age

count

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Defiance Veterans by Race

Defiance Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Defiance Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Defiance Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Defiance Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Defiance Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.68%

Born in Defiance

97.42%

Native Born

2.58%

Foreign Born

2.58%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.42% of Defiance residents were born in the United States, with 72.68% having been born in Iowa. 2.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Defiance Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029224-3-1.32%
2028227-3-1.3%
2027230-3-1.29%
2026233-3-1.27%
2025236-3-1.26%
2024239-3-1.24%
2023242-3-1.22%
2022245-3-1.21%
2021248
2020248-15-5.7%
2019263-3-1.13%
2018266
2017266-2-0.75%
2016268-6-2.19%
2015274-2-0.72%
2014276
2013276-3-1.08%
2012279-3-1.06%
2011282-2-0.7%
2010284
showing: 20 rows

Defiance Population by Year