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Defiance County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 38,510 (56% urban, 44% rural); it was 39,500 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,583
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,226
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,054
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,459 (it was 3,084 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 411 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 94 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Defiance County: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (16.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Defiance County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 18,965  (49.2%)
Females: 19,545  (50.8%)
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Defiance County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Defiance County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,350 ($44,938 in 1999)

This county:

$52,350
Ohio:

$51,075

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $513 (lower quartile is $407, upper quartile is $618)
This county:

$513
State:

$596


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $114,349 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Defiance:

$114,349
Ohio:

$136,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,703 - $172,559
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,088
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $415

Institutionalized population: 316

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 193
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 8
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 135
  • Thefts: 437
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2011: 24 buildings, average cost: $185,600
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2013: 32 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $190,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,564 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,313 (1.3%)

Defiance County household income distribution in 2009 Defiance County home values distribution Defiance County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.4%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.3% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.4% for American Indian residents, 23.6% for other race residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.6%
Defiance County:

12.6%
Ohio:

14.8%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.1% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.5% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Defiance County is $441 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $535 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $675 a month.

Cities in this county include: Defiance, Sherwood, Hicksville, Ney.

Defiance County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
43512Defiance13521.20.13.532.433.290.882.601.584.43
43526Hicksville115.60.13.452.591.6447.53.302.284.70
43549Ney24.61.22.92.352.482.92.902.252.90
43556Sherwood68.90.43.52.223.2191.592.650.654.30

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Neighboring counties: Bergen County, New Jersey , New Haven County, Connecticut , Washington County, Rhode Island , Pershing County, Nevada , Centre County, Pennsylvania , Lycoming County, Pennsylvania , Putnam County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,478
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 599 (50% naturalized citizens)

Defiance County:

1.5%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 87
  • 1990 to 1994: 151
  • 1985 to 1989: 22
  • 1980 to 1984: 13
  • 1975 to 1979: 43
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 117
  • 1965 to 1969: 145
Note: State values scaled to Defiance County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.6%

Defiance County marital status for males Defiance County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,440
  • One, attached: 281
  • Two: 679
  • 3 or 4: 392
  • 5 to 9: 423
  • 10 to 19: 183
  • 20 or more: 216
  • Mobile homes: 1,415
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Defiance County with a mortgage: 6,205 (681 second mortgage, 1,172 home equity loan, 52 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,296

Here:

65.3% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Defiance County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,10446
Catholic7,9845
Mainline Protestant6,39423
Other3-
None14,552-
Defiance County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Defiance County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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
This county:

6.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Defiance County:

10.4%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Defiance County:

28.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Defiance County:

Average size of farms: 213 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,995
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $199.26
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $39,356
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.01%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $54,088
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.16%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.54
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.68%
Corn for grain: 43437 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12045 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 100968 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Defiance County-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 53.3 miles away from Defiance County 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 211.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 172.4 miles away from the county 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 216.1 miles away from the county 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 268.2 miles away from Defiance County 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 249.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 12, 1982 to March 23, 1982, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-653: March 26, 1982, FEMA Id: 653, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3029: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (24%)
  • Canada (24%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Netherlands (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Defiance County (%):

  • German (46%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Defiance County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,539 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1,916 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 42 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 33 (0%)
  • Walked: 431 (2%)
  • Other means: 102 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 454 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Defiance County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 308 people in nursing homes
  • 270 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Defiance County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 389 people in college/university student housing
  • 311 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,657.

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.85% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($18,987 average AGI)
1.45% relocated from other states ($11,265 average AGI)
Defiance County:

1.45%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Williams County, OH  0.71% ($25,446 average AGI)
from Paulding County, OH  0.56% ($29,636)
from Henry County, OH  0.47% ($31,068)
from Allen County, IN  0.24% ($31,526)
from Putnam County, OH  0.18% ($27,897)
from Lucas County, OH  0.18% ($27,679)
from Fulton County, OH  0.12% ($25,842)


5.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.06% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($17,359 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($17,021 average AGI)
Defiance County:

2.09%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Williams County, OH  0.73% ($26,200 average AGI)
to Paulding County, OH  0.52% ($23,890)
to Henry County, OH  0.32% ($28,020)
to Allen County, IN  0.28% ($62,886)
to Lucas County, OH  0.23% ($52,784)
to Fulton County, OH  0.23% ($23,865)
to Franklin County, OH  0.19% ($25,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.4

Births per 1000 population in Defiance County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Defiance County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Defiance County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Defiance County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Defiance County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,580 (5,517 aged, 1,063 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 725 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Defiance County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (410)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (396)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (307)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (273)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (197)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (189)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (144)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (103)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (100)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (92)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,456
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 220
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,456

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,337
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 900
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,317
  • In family households: 32,906 (8,212 male householders, 2,580 female householders)
    8,411 spouses, 11,367 children (10,317 natural, 264 adopted, 786 stepchildren), 746 grandchildren, 194 brothers or sisters, 145 parents, 220 other relatives, 884 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,411 (2,179 male householders (1,718 living alone)), 2,297 female householders (2,042 living alone)), 935 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 720 (316 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,125 2-persons, 2,271 3-persons, 1,911 4-persons, 973 5-persons, 343 6-persons, 169 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,760 1-person, 578 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

7,393 married couples with children.
2,315 single-parent households (629 men, 1,686 women).

93.4% of residents of Defiance County speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 51% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $176,003,000 ($4,509 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,161,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $88,229,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,931,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,945,000
Federal grants: $29,568,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,021,000 ($1,766,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,309,000 ($52,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $615,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,910,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,160,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,703
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,679
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +82
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,450
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Defiance County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.17 millions of gallons per day (11% from ground, 89% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 190
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,451
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,030
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,488
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,818
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,679
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,871
  • 1940 to 1949: 655
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,544
Note: State values scaled to Defiance population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Defiance County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Defiance County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 165
  • 4 rooms: 786
  • 5 rooms: 2,189
  • 6 rooms: 3,106
  • 7 rooms: 2,653
  • 8 rooms: 1,646
  • 9+ rooms: 1,491
  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 205
  • 3 rooms: 376
  • 4 rooms: 918
  • 5 rooms: 657
  • 6 rooms: 448
  • 7 rooms: 173
  • 8 rooms: 151
  • 9+ rooms: 122
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Defiance County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Defiance County population
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 161
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,021
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,834
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,551
  • 5+ bedrooms: 471
  • no bedroom: 85
  • 1 bedroom: 610
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,255
  • 3 bedrooms: 861
  • 4 bedrooms: 166
  • 5+ bedrooms: 107
Cars and other vehicles available in Defiance County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Defiance County population
  • no vehicle: 268
  • 1 vehicle: 2,976
  • 2 vehicles: 5,626
  • 3 vehicles: 2,260
  • 4 vehicles: 641
  • 5+ vehicles: 283
  • no vehicle: 360
  • 1 vehicle: 1,343
  • 2 vehicles: 993
  • 3 vehicles: 305
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

64% of Defiance County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Ohio.

Defiance County:

63.5%
State average:

58.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29,881
  • Northeast: 719
  • Midwest: 4,948
  • South: 2,804
  • West: 329

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Defiance County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.7%)
  • Electricity (17.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (53.0%)
  • Electricity (29.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 485
Here:

10.4%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 104
Here:

3.9%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 482
Here:

37.1%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Defiance County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,085,000
    Welfare - Other: $4,606,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,456,000
    Police Protection: $2,638,000
    Financial Administration: $1,360,000
    Libraries: $1,316,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,293,000
    General Public Buildings: $972,000
    Solid Waste Management: $946,000
    Central Staff Services: $907,000
    Corrections - Other: $790,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $691,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $691,000
    General - Other: $691,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $638,000
    Sewerage: $130,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $417,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $115,000
    General: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,029,000
    Solid Waste Management: $324,000
    Sewerage: $44,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,653,000

Defiance County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,220,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,934,000
    Sewerage: $199,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,728,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,819,000
    Special Assessments: $1,776,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,784,000
    Public Welfare: $2,259,000
    All Other: $1,855,000
    General Support: $1,115,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,115,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,258,000
    Property: $4,108,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $414,000
    NEC: $4,000

Defiance County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $3,075,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,615,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,520,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,025,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $50,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $95,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $2,594,000
    Beginning: $1,291,000

Defiance County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,650,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,224,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,489,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 598
  • Number of aged recipients: 15
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 583
  • Number of recipients under 18: 125
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 426
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 47
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 193
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 269
Defiance County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Defiance County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Defiance County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John26174.0 years
Mary23080.4 years
Robert20872.5 years
James15569.4 years
Charles15375.4 years
William15374.1 years
Helen14181.1 years
Richard13371.7 years
George11875.8 years
Paul11675.1 years
Most common last names in Defiance County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller13578.0 years
Smith13174.9 years
Brown7077.3 years
Moore3977.3 years
Wagner3877.2 years
Mack3780.2 years
Mansfield3278.9 years
Bauer3278.2 years
Myers3081.6 years
Meyer2973.6 years
Businesses in Defiance County, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Meijer1
Burger King1Menards1
Carson Pirie Scott1Nike4
Chevrolet2OfficeMax1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
FedEx3Subway5
GNC2Super 81
H&R Block3Taco Bell1
Hilton1Tim Hortons1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul2
JCPenney1UPS6
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1