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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Defiancewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Defiance
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.
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