Fort Defiance, Arizona Population 2020

4,209
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Fort Defiance is a city located in Arizona. Fort Defiance has a 2020 population of 4,209. Fort Defiance is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 16.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,624 in 2010. Fort Defiance reached it's highest population of 4,500 in 2011.

The average household income in Fort Defiance is $41,299 with a poverty rate of 41.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $449 per month, and the median house value is $33,900. The median age in Fort Defiance is 34.6 years, 34.3 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.0 males.

Fort Defiance Demographics

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

  • Native American: 96.20%
  • White: 2.57%
  • Two or more races: 1.24%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Defiance, Arizona is 4,209, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,209.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,624.

Fort Defiance, Arizona Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
American Indian and Alaska Native4,04996.20%
White1082.57%
Two or More Races521.24%
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Fort Defiance Population Pyramid 2020

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Fort Defiance Median Age

34.6


Total

34.3


Male

34.8


Female

Fort Defiance Adults

There are 3,068 adults, (560 of whom are seniors) in Fort Defiance.

Fort Defiance Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Defiance Sex Ratio

Female

2,053

48.78%

Male

2,156

51.22%

Fort Defiance Households and Families

Fort Defiance Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Defiance Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female61.3%38.7%
All58.9%41.1%
Non Family58.8%41.2%
Male58.1%41.9%
Married56.8%43.2%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0733.9258.9
Female3265.6361.3
Married3014.6556.8
Non Family2791.0458.8
Male1674.0758.1

4.79

Average Family Size

3.92

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Fort Defiance Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1666.31%
9th to 12th Grade1746.62%
High School Graduate1,23446.92%
Some College63624.18%
Associates Degree1776.73%
Bachelors Degree1435.44%
Graduate Degree1003.80%
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Fort Defiance Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Native American2,5102,188170
White908464
Multiple Races30189

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 71.11%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,510$23,750$30,469
Less Than High School$8,857$8,643$
High School Grad$20,915$31,346$15,893
Some College$27,981$19,342$39,722
Bachelors Degree$82,188$82,589$74,531
Graduate Degree$44,830$51,250$44,375

$26,510

Average Earnings

$23,750

Average Male

$30,469

Average Female

Fort Defiance Language

Fort Defiance Language by Age

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Fort Defiance Language

53.84% of Fort Defiance residents speak only English, while 46.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 45.95% of the population.

Fort Defiance Poverty

Fort Defiance Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native4,0491,73442.83%
Multiple522242.31%

41.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.85%

Male Poverty Rate

42.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Defiance

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Defiance is Native, with 42.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Defiance is Multiple, with 42.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 53.40%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School50.59%
High School44.41%
Some College12.79%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed62.20%
Female Unemployed50.72%
Male Employed12.08%
Female Employed8.36%

Fort Defiance Income

Fort Defiance Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,716$41,299
Families$36,513$45,823
Married Families$52,017-
Non Families$18,350$24,395
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Fort Defiance Marital Status

Fort Defiance Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

22.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.0%

Male Marriage Rate

24.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Defiance Married by Age and Sex

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Fort 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 55-64.

Fort Defiance Marital Status by Race

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Fort Defiance Veterans

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126

Number of Veterans

117

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam77
First Gulf War31
Second Gulf War23
World War II
Korea
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7459
55 to 6436
35 to 5431
75+
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
Indian1204.08%
White66.67%

Fort Defiance Veterans by Education

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14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Defiance Employment Status

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40.6%

Labor Force Participation

35.8%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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82.35%

Born in Arizona

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Fort Defiance residents were born in the United States, with 82.35% having been born in Arizona. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,2090.00%
20194,2090.00%
20184,209912.21%
20174,118962.39%
20164,022170.42%
20154,005-39-0.96%
20144,044120.30%
20134,032-148-3.54%
20124,180-320-7.11%
20114,50087624.17%
20103,6240.00%