Defiance, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 16,687 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 8,021  (48.1%)
Females: 8,666  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 43512.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,963 (it was $41,670 in 2000)
Defiance:

$54,963
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,303 (it was $19,790 in 2000)

Defiance city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $113,925 (it was $79,400 in 2000)
Defiance:

$113,925
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $143,864; detached houses: $147,823; townhouses or other attached units: $167,818; in 2-unit structures: $198,367; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $127,125; mobile homes: $46,319

Median gross rent in 2017: $710.

March 2019 cost of living index in Defiance: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.8%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 50.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Defiance, OH (2017)
    • 13,27778.9%White alone
    • 2,68215.9%Hispanic
    • 5263.1%Black alone
    • 2861.7%Two or more races
    • 700.4%American Indian alone
    • 560.3%Asian alone
    • 150.09%Other race alone

Races in Defiance detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 95 registered sex offenders living in Defiance, Ohio as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Defiance is 176 to 1.


Crime rates in Defiance by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
2
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(49.7)
21
(129.9)
16
(99.0)
11
(69.1)
11
(68.7)
8
(50.3)
4
(24.2)
12
(72.2)
11
(65.5)
11
(65.6)
14
(83.8)
16
(95.8)
14
(84.4)
15
(90.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(18.7)
3
(18.6)
8
(49.5)
4
(25.1)
4
(25.0)
6
(37.7)
3
(18.2)
4
(24.1)
3
(17.9)
8
(47.7)
4
(24.0)
1
(6.0)
3
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(124.4)
8
(49.5)
11
(68.1)
22
(138.1)
4
(25.0)
6
(37.7)
6
(36.4)
10
(60.2)
16
(95.3)
10
(59.6)
8
(47.9)
8
(47.9)
9
(54.2)
10
(60.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
102
(634.2)
86
(531.8)
82
(507.5)
74
(464.6)
60
(374.9)
76
(477.6)
85
(515.0)
102
(613.7)
86
(512.2)
76
(453.1)
57
(341.4)
42
(251.5)
54
(325.4)
46
(276.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
524
(3,258)
565
(3,494)
692
(4,282)
576
(3,617)
563
(3,517)
575
(3,614)
602
(3,647)
508
(3,056)
385
(2,293)
392
(2,337)
442
(2,647)
291
(1,743)
390
(2,350)
254
(1,528)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(56.0)
12
(74.2)
4
(24.8)
4
(25.1)
7
(43.7)
5
(31.4)
2
(12.1)
6
(36.1)
2
(11.9)
4
(23.8)
5
(29.9)
8
(47.9)
20
(120.5)
13
(78.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(12.4)
7
(43.3)
4
(24.8)
2
(12.6)
3
(18.7)
3
(18.9)
2
(12.1)
3
(18.0)
3
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.0)
3
(18.0)
1
(6.0)
5
(30.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)249.5314.7316.5269.6237.9239.6215.0245.1217.3229.7216.0179.2210.2171.0

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City-data.com crime index in Defiance, OH

Crime rate in Defiance detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Ohio average:

1.27
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Ancestries: German (36.9%), American (12.3%), Irish (4.7%), English (3.8%), Italian (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1983

Elevation: 685 feet

Land area: 10.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,583 people per square mile   (low).

Defiance, Ohio map

328 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,486 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,156 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (42.2 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (175.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Florida, OH (3.0 miles ),
Ney, OH (3.3 miles ),
New Bavaria, OH (3.4 miles),
Ridgeville Corners, OH (3.5 miles ),
Holgate, OH (3.5 miles ),
Cecil, OH (3.6 miles ),
Melrose, OH (3.7 miles ),
Continental, OH (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.28 N, Longitude: 84.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,749 (+16.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,537 (60.4%)

Area code: 419

Distribution of median household income in Defiance, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Defiance, OH in 2017
Defiance satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $271,200
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $279,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Defiance, OH residents
Average permit cost in Defiance, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Defiance, OH
Historical housing units in Defiance, OH
Most common industries in Defiance, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.8%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (17.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.1%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Food (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Defiance, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.9%)

Average climate in Defiance, Ohio

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Tornado activity:

Defiance-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Defiance city center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused $30 million in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 tornado 24.4 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Defiance-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 214.0 miles away from Defiance center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 270.7 miles away from Defiance center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 252.4 miles away from Defiance center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Defiance County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Defiance topographic map

Main business address for: RURBAN FINANCIAL CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Defiance:

  • DEFIANCE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1200 RALSTON AVENUE)
  • HOSPICE-THE CARING WAY OF DEFIANCE CO (197-C ISLAND PARK AVE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL OF DEFIANCE (Proprietary, 1404 EAST SECOND STREET)
  • BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (214 HARDING STREET)
  • GLENWOOD NURSING CENTER, INC (301 GLENWOOD DRIVE)
  • LAURELS OF DEFIANCE THE (1701 S JEFFERSON AVE)
  • TWIN RIVERS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (395 HARDING STREET)
  • DEFIANCE DIALYSIS CENTER (220 STADIUM DRIVE)
  • FMC - DEFIANCE (1850 EAST SECOND STREET, SUITES 1850 & 1846)
  • ALLCARING HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (322 CLINTON, SUITE 201)

Airports and heliports located in Defiance:

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Amtrak station near Defiance:

  • 17 miles: BRYAN (PAIGE & LYNN STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Defiance:

  • Defiance College (Full-time enrollment: 974; Location: 701 N Clinton; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.defiance.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Defiance:

  • Northwest State Community College (about 13 miles; Archbold, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,406)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 38 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)
  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (about 39 miles; Bowling Green, OH; FT enrollment: 16,357)
  • The University of Findlay (about 41 miles; Findlay, OH; FT enrollment: 3,649)
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne (about 41 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 10,126)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 42 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (about 42 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 4,320)

Public high schools in Defiance:

Private high school in Defiance:

  • GRACE BIBLE CHURCH (Students: 5, Location: 2060 JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: 6-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Defiance:

  • TINORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389, Location: 5751 DOMERSVILLE RD, Grades: 2-6)
  • AYERSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 295, Location: 28046 WATSON RD, Grades: KG-6)
  • DEFIANCE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 172, Location: 629 ARABELLA ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • DEFIANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 400 CARTER RD, Grades: KG-7)
  • NOBLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 10553 HALLER ST, Grades: KG-1)

Private elementary/middle schools in Defiance:

  • ST JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 180, Location: 655 WAYNE AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 139, Location: 1745 S CLINTON ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Defiance

Library in Defiance:

  • DEFIANCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,095,351; Location: 320 FORT ST.; 121,976 books; 6,978 audio materials; 8,041 video materials; 11 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 36 other licensed databases; 239 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mercy Hospital of Defiance 1400 East Second St. Defiance, Ohio 43512 please add this to your hospital list. thank you

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Defiance: Justin F Coressel Stadium (A), Fred Brown Stadium (B), Defiance Fire and Rescue Department (C), Whitney Hall (D), Tenzer Hall (E), Schauffler Hall (F), McReynolds Hall (G), Defiance Hall (H), Defiance County Courthouse (I), Mercy Hospital of Defiance (J), Defiance Public Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Papaik Shopping Center (1), Northtowne Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Defiance include: RURBAN FINANCIAL CORP (A), FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Defiance include: Agape Lighthouse Church (A), Apostolic United Pentecostal Church (B), Bethel Christian Assembly Church (C), Bethel Spanish Church (D), Church of Christ (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Defiance Church of the Brethren (G), Defiance Church of the Nazarene (H), Defiance Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Frazee Cemetery (1), Kahol Cemetery (2), Riverside Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Kettenring Hills Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Auglaize River (A), Preston Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Defiance include: Latty Grove Park (1), Pontiac Park (2), Oldfort Defiance Park (3), Holgate Avenue Historic District (4), Bronson Park (5), Compo Park (6), Diehl Park (7), Riverside Park (8), Second Ward Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Defiance Area Tourism & Visitors Bureau (415 West 2nd Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (1835 North Clinton Street) (1), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1148 Hotel Drive) (2), Comfort Inn Defiance (1068 Hotel Drive) (3), Defiance Inn (2002 Baltimore Street) (4), Equity Corporate Housing (700 Ralston Avenue) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Alene Duerk - Navy admiral, Chad Billingsley - Baseball player, Chad Reineke - Baseball player, Greg Kampe - Basketball player-coach, Katherine Squire - Stage actor, Doug Bair - Baseball player, Michael Hitchcock - Comedian, Chet Grant - Football player and coach, Don Miller (American football) - Football player and coach, Michelle Burke - Actor.

Defiance County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Defiance and their reported violations in the past:

DEFIANCE CITY (Population served: 16,494, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-05-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2007. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-30-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2008)
  • MCL, Average - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-16-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (2 times from MAY-30-2006 to MAY-30-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (2 times from MAY-30-2006 to MAY-30-2006)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2014)
AYERSVILLE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,610, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-20-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2014)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JAN-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-12-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2008 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-12-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2008 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-12-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010)
BRUNERSBURG WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,527, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-11-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-29-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2013), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAR-18-2013 to SEP-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-27-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-06-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2014)
  • 12 other older health violations
CHRISTI WATER SYSTEM INC (Population served: 483, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2009)
  • OCCT/SOWT Study/Recommendation - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • Public Education - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-09-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-10-2010)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
BRUNERSBURG - EVANSPORT (Population served: 268, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-20-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2009)
ST ISIDORE CATHOLIC PARISH (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ST MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2011)
POWER DAM EXPRESS (Population served: 102, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Defiance that have no violations reported:

  • SHEPHERD PASTURE CAMPGROUND PWS (Address: 14721 WILLIAMS RD , Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JEWELL CAFE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAPPY HOLLOW RV RESORT (Serves MI, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
389 people in college/university student housing in 2010
269 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Defiance in 2000:

  • 270 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 249 people in nursing homes
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Banks with most branches in Defiance (2011 data):

  • The State Bank and Trust Company: Motor Branch, The State Bank And Trust Company, Northtowne Branch, Chief Branch. Info updated 2009/01/05: Bank assets: $624.9 mil, Deposits: $521.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Rurban Financial Corp.
  • First Federal Bank of the Midwest: Defiance North at 1177 N. Clinton St., branch established on 2005/04/25; First Federal Bank Of The Midwest at 601 Clinton Street, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,053.2 mil, Deposits: $1,610.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Defiance Branch at 702 North Clinton Street, branch established on 2004/10/18. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • KeyBank National Association: Defiance Main Branch at 414 Second Street, branch established on 1863/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Defiance Wal-Mart Branch at 1804 North Clinton Street, branch established on 2007/04/02. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • The Farmers & Merchants State Bank: Defiance Branch at 1175 Hotel Drive, branch established on 2001/07/30. Info updated 2010/07/16: Bank assets: $923.0 mil, Deposits: $740.4 mil, headquarters in Archbold, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton: Defiance Branch at 607 West Third Street, branch established on 2012/02/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $589.4 mil, Deposits: $423.2 mil, headquarters in Bluffton, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Sherwood State Bank: Defiance Branch at 400 Third Street, branch established on 2000/08/22. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $50.8 mil, Deposits: $43.0 mil, headquarters in Sherwood, OH, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Sherwood Banc Corporation
  • The Huntington National Bank: Defiance Branch at 405 Third Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Defiance:

Marital status in Defiance, OH
  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Defiance:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Defiance
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Defiance, OH (based on Defiance County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,10446
Catholic7,9845
Mainline Protestant6,39423
Other3-
None14,552-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Defiance County:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Defiance County:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Defiance County:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Defiance County:

28.6%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.2%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.2%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Defiance:

28.8
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Defiance:

23.2%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Defiance:

11.2%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Defiance:

6.8
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Defiance:

33.6%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Defiance:

53.5%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Defiance:

77.6%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Defiance, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$149,263$59,7050$0
Firefighters 23$126,571$66,0375$3,592
Judicial and Legal 21$60,237$34,4211$1,402
Sewerage 18$68,906$45,9370$0
Water Supply 18$77,854$51,9030$0
Streets and Highways 16$66,630$49,9730$0
Other and Unallocable 13$42,180$38,9355$1,886
Financial Administration 6$26,521$53,0420$0
Parks and Recreation 5$15,954$38,2900$0
Police - Other 3$9,154$36,6160$0
Other Government Administration 3$17,054$68,21613$1,275
Correction 1$3,100$37,2000$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$667
Totals for Government 157$663,424$50,70825$8,822

Defiance government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,858,000 ($111.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,115,000 ($66.82)
    Sewerage: $890,000 ($53.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $394,000 ($23.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $309,000 ($18.52)
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000 ($4.02)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($2.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($0.72)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,198,000 ($191.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,679,000 ($160.54)
    Sewerage: $2,213,000 ($132.62)
    Water Utilities: $1,745,000 ($104.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,405,000 ($84.20)
    General - Other: $1,305,000 ($78.20)
    Financial Administration: $1,292,000 ($77.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,011,000 ($60.59)
    Regular Highways: $971,000 ($58.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $629,000 ($37.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $591,000 ($35.42)
    General Public Buildings: $513,000 ($30.74)
    Central Staff Services: $488,000 ($29.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $468,000 ($28.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $610,000 ($36.56)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $169,000 ($10.13)
    Other - Financial Administration: $53,000 ($3.18)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000 ($1.92)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.18)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $2,516,000 ($150.78)
    Water Utilities: $439,000 ($26.31)
    Financial Administration: $28,000 ($1.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $88,000 ($5.27)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($4.73)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($4.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($2.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000 ($1.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($0.96)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($0.72)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,103,000 ($485.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,140,000 ($68.32)

Defiance government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,997,000 ($419.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $930,000 ($55.73)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $674,000 ($40.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $415,000 ($24.87)
    Highways: $313,000 ($18.76)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $152,000 ($9.11)
    Highways: $124,000 ($7.43)
    Other: $39,000 ($2.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $19,000 ($1.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $740,000 ($44.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $715,000 ($42.85)
    Special Assessments: $123,000 ($7.37)
    Sale of Property: $30,000 ($1.80)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($1.50)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($0.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,146,000 ($368.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,279,000 ($76.65)
    Sewerage: $391,000 ($23.43)
    General Local Government Support: $319,000 ($19.12)
    Other: $145,000 ($8.69)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $8,039,000 ($481.75)
    Corporation Net Income: $1,561,000 ($93.55)
    Property: $751,000 ($45.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $309,000 ($18.52)
    Other License: $181,000 ($10.85)
    Other: $25,000 ($1.50)

Defiance government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,752,000 ($2621.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,366,000 ($2478.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,784,000 ($166.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $398,000 ($23.85)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,139,000 ($188.11)
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,704,000 ($162.04)

Defiance government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $829,000 ($49.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,386,000 ($922.04)

4.77% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Williams County, OH  0.80% ($41,164 average AGI)
from Paulding County, OH  0.65% ($36,769)
from Henry County, OH  0.55% ($41,205)


5.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Williams County, OH  0.81% ($32,723 average AGI)
to Paulding County, OH  0.64% ($25,670)
to Henry County, OH  0.53% ($39,779)
Businesses in Defiance, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Bath & Body Works1Meijer1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Menards1
Burger King1Nike3
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx3Super 81
GNC2Taco Bell1
H&R Block2Tim Hortons1
Hilton1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS6
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Furniture2

Strongest AM radio stations in Defiance:

  • WONW (1280 AM; 1 kW; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Defiance:

  • WGDE (91.9 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: PUB. BR/CAST. FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WZOM (105.7 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDFM (98.1 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOOO-LP (95.5 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: FORT DEFIANCE YOUTH RADIO, INC.)
  • WYCF-LP (104.1 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF DEFIANCE)
  • WNDH (103.1 FM; NAPOLEON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFJZ (106.7 FM; HICKSVILLE, OH; Owner: FALLEN TIMBER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBCY (89.5 FM; ARCHBOLD, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKSD (99.7 FM; PAULDING, OH; Owner: FIRST FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBE (90.9 FM; BRYAN, OH; Owner: PUBLIC B/G FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WMTR-FM (96.1 FM; ARCHBOLD, OH; Owner: NOBCO, INC.)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBNO-FM (100.9 FM; BRYAN, OH; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WLWD (93.9 FM; COLUMBUS GROVE, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W205AT (88.9 FM; HAMLER, OH; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WLZZ (104.5 FM; MONTPELIER, OH; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXQQ (96.9 FM; WAUSEON, OH; Owner: CORNERSTONE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WYSA (88.5 FM; WAUSEON, OH; Owner: SIDE BY SIDE, INC.)
  • WBIE (91.5 FM; DELPHOS, OH; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Defiance:

  • WDFM-LP (Channel 19; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WINM (Channel 63; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Defiance fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 787ft / 240mTotal length
  • $545,000Total costs
  • 299,290Total average daily traffic
  • 53,373Total average daily truck traffic
  • 342,064Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Defiance, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 272000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Defiance, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Defiance)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Defiance, OH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 122 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Defiance)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Defiance)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 191. The highest number of fires - 257 took place in 2018, and the least - 134 in 2006. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Defiance, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (54.6%), and Outside Fires (32.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Defiance, OH
    • 1,77054.6%Structure Fires
    • 1,04632.2%Outside Fires
    • 39212.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 361.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Defiance, OH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Defiance, Ohio:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 1148 Hotel Dr, Defiance, Ohio 43512 , Phone: (419) 784-0782, Fax: (419) 784-0871
  • Comfort Inn, 1068 Hotel Dr, Defiance, Ohio 43512 , Phone: (419) 784-4900, Fax: (419) 784-5555
  • Hampton Inn, 1037 Hotel Dr, Defiance, Ohio 43512 , Phone: (419) 784-1515, Fax: (419) 784-1516
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Defiance, Ohio
Most common first names in Defiance, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20373.5 years
Mary17580.2 years
Robert15172.3 years
Charles11774.6 years
James11569.1 years
Richard11272.3 years
William11273.0 years
Helen10781.1 years
Dorothy8778.7 years
Donald8472.7 years
Most common last names in Defiance, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9773.0 years
Miller6378.2 years
Brown5376.4 years
Wagner3877.2 years
Mansfield3179.3 years
Schultz2877.6 years
Bauer2777.8 years
Shock2777.3 years
Clemens2780.2 years
Moore2777.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Defiance, OH
  • 77.8%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Defiance, OH
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 39.4%Electricity
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Defiance compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 24 pilots and 16 other airmen in this city.
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