Defiance, Ohio Population 2022

16,577
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Defiance is a city located in Defiance County Ohio. Defiance has a 2020 population of 16,577. It is also the county seat of Defiance County. Defiance is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -3.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,169 in 2010.

The average household income in Defiance is $68,671 with a poverty rate of 15.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $724 per month, and the median house value is $112,900. The median age in Defiance is 37.4 years, 35.2 years for males, and 39.8 years for females.

Defiance Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Defiancewas:

  • White: 85.13%
  • Two or more races: 5.27%
  • Other race: 4.50%
  • Black or African American: 3.66%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Asian: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Defiance, Ohio is 16,577 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,577.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,169.

Defiance, Ohio Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202138,083-2-0.01%
202038,085-2-0.01%
201938,087-2-0.01%
201838,089-67-0.18%
201738,156160.04%
201638,140-186-0.49%
201538,326-199-0.52%
201438,525-39-0.10%
201338,564-263-0.68%
201238,827-178-0.46%
201139,005-77-0.20%
201039,0820.00%

Defiance Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,46485.13%
Two or More Races8965.27%
Some Other Race7644.50%
Black or African American6213.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native1470.87%
Asian940.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.02%
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Defiance Population by Race

Defiance Population Pyramid $2022

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Defiance Median Age

37.4


Total

35.2


Male

39.8


Female

Defiance Adults

There are 13,076 adults, (3,152 of whom are seniors) in Defiance.

Defiance Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Defiance Sex Ratio

Female

8,663

50.99%

Male

8,327

49.01%

Defiance Population by Age

Defiance Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Defiance Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female38.4%61.6%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Male50.6%49.4%
All62.2%37.8%
Married85.6%14.4%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Defiance Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,0322.3462.2
Married3,0182.9185.6
Non Family2,6141.2746.1
Female1,0093.0638.4
Male3913.3250.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Defiance Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3142.82%
9th to 12th Grade8667.77%
High School Graduate4,56940.98%
Some College2,43821.87%
Associates Degree9608.61%
Bachelors Degree1,34912.10%
Graduate Degree6535.86%
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Defiance Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Defiance Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,3308,4651,741
Hispanic1,4111,175183
Other Race56140433
Black33328544
2+ Races27324219
Native American717113
Asian535314

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.42%.

Defiance Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,049$46,088$27,299
Less Than 9th Grade$30,435$39,421$16,576
High School Graduate$33,733$41,885$25,179
Some College$35,221$45,707$25,061
Bachelors Degree$48,000$57,500$39,359
Graduate Degree$62,891$73,672$55,938

$38,049

Average Earnings

$46,088

Average Male

$27,299

Average Female

Defiance Earnings by Educational Attainment

Defiance Language by Age

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Defiance Language

94.04% of Defiance residents speak only English, while 5.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.95% of the population.

Defiance Language

Defiance Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0101,80713.89%
Hispanic2,49842917.17%
Multiple87626229.91%
Black5149618.68%
Other83NaN%
Asian942627.66%

15.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.85%

Male Poverty Rate

16.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Defiance

The race most likely to be in poverty in Defiance is Multiple, with 29.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Defiance is Hispanic, with 17.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.81%.

Defiance Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.19%
Some College10.40%
High School9.72%
Bachelors or Greater0.35%

Defiance Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed40.00%
Female Unemployed31.63%
Female Employed11.59%
Male Employed5.72%

Defiance Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Defiance Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,628$68,671
Families$62,196$80,610
Married Families$79,764-
Non Families$33,906$43,944
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Income by Household Type

Defiance Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Defiance Married by Age and Sex

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Defiance Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Defiance Marital Status by Race

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Defiance Marital Status

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1,048

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam312
Second Gulf War230
Korea133
First Gulf War73
World War II50

Defiance Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+286
65 to 74241
55 to 64197
18 to 34176
35 to 54148

Defiance Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9838.60%
Hispanic674.09%
Black336.99%
Other Race183.08%
2+ Races143.72%

Defiance Veterans by Race

Defiance Veterans by Education

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10.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Defiance Veterans by Education

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63%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Defiance Employment by Age

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Defiance Employment by Race

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Defiance Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.99%

Born in Defiance

96.82%

Native Born

3.18%

Foreign Born

1.69%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.82% of Defiance residents were born in the United States, with 74.99% having been born in Ohio. 1.69% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202216,577-19-0.11%
202116,596-19-0.11%
202016,615-19-0.11%
201916,634-19-0.11%
201816,653-52-0.31%
201716,705340.20%
201616,671-92-0.55%
201516,763-99-0.59%
201416,862-64-0.38%
201316,926-118-0.69%
201217,044-108-0.63%
201117,152-17-0.10%
201017,1697040.42%
200016,465-303-0.18%
199016,768-42-0.03%
198016,8105290.32%
197016,2811,7281.13%
196014,5533,2882.59%
195011,2651,5211.46%
19409,7449261.00%
19308,818-58-0.07%
19208,8761,5491.94%
19107,327-252-0.34%
19007,579-115-0.15%
18907,6941,7872.68%
18805,9073,1577.95%
18702,7500.00%

Defiance Population by Year