Defiance, OH

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Living in Defiance

Defiance is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 16,634 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Defiance is the 114th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities, Defiance isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Defiance are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Defiance is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Defiance who work in management occupations (10.10%), office and administrative support (9.27%), and sales jobs (9.10%).

In terms of college education, Defiance is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.96% of adults 25 and older in Defiance have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Defiance in 2018 was $28,768, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,072 for a family of four. However, Defiance contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Defiance is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Defiance home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Defiance residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Defiance also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Defiance include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Defiance is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.