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Defiance is a city in Defiance County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Fort Defiance, said to have been named by Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne, who declared of the fort, "I defy the English, the Indians, and all the devils in hell to take it."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Defiance. For links to other places called Defiance, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Defiance is 41.284N. The longitude is -84.355W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 676 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,163.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Defiance demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Defiance County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 43512 ZIP code.
36% of Defiance residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Defiance ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Defiance was $19,790, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Defiance residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Defiance include Holgate Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Defiance, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $375. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.
Libraries in Defiance include Defiance Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Defiance include Crescent-News
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WGDE.
Defiance County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Defiance political report.
The average commute time for Defiance workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Defiance between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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