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Overview

Introduction to Defiance, Ohio

Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance county, is 41 miles E of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 49 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio

Defiance History

Originally, Defiance was inhabited by Native American tribes. It was named after Fort Defiance which was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne who ordered construction of the fort in August 1794. The Native Americans allowed the whites to maintain a trading post at the site of Fort Defiance in 1795, after signing the Treaty of Greeneville. The present day Defiance was founded in 1822. The canal system that connected Defiance with Cincinnati, Toledo, and Fort Wayne was completed in 1845.

Defiance and Nearby Attractions

  • Au Glaize Village
  • Independence Dam State Park
  • Fort Defiance Park
  • Sauder Farm & Craft Village
  • Paulding John Historical Museum

Things To Do In Defiance

Defiance offers a number of city parks that include baseball and softball diamonds. You can also enjoy swimming at the Kingsbury Park and Bronson Park. Fishing and picnic facilities are available at the Independence Dam State Park which also offers scenic trails. The Recreation Department of Defiance organizes a number of events and festivals including the Johnny Appleseed Festival, Defiance Fall Fest, July 4th Fireworks Celebration and several other programs.

Defiance Transportation

The nearest airport is Toledo Express Airport.

Defiance Higher Education

Defiance College is the local college. Other colleges and universities offering facilities for higher education are Bowling Green State University - Main Campus, The University of Findlay and Ohio Northern University.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,725
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+7,302
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,017
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,138
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,668

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,890
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$684
Median House Value$98,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish11.6%
English7.1%
Italian3.8%
French Except Basque2%
Dutch1.6%
Polish1.5%
Hungarian1.3%
Swedish0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
African0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Estonian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
German0.1%
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Defiance Almanac

CategoryValue
County Defiance County
Standard Zip Codes43512
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.28
Approximate Longitude-84.36

Defiance Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDEFIANCE
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationPAULDING
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationWAUSEON WATER PLANT
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cecil179$44,500
Continental1,045$61,500
Holgate1,080$60,000
Melrose151$51,250
Napoleon8,659$54,158
Ney282$44,375

Defiance Public Libraries

Defiance Public Library
320 FORT ST.
Defiance, Ohio
(419) 782-1456

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Defiance Hospitals

Defiance Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1200 Ralston Avenue
(419) 783-6955
Mercy Hospital Of Defiance
(Non-profit)
1404 East Second Street
(419) 782-8444

Defiance Public Schools

Ayersville Elementary School
28046 Watson Rd
ZIP: 43512
(419) 395-1111
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Ayersville High School
28046 Watson Rd
ZIP: 43512
(419) 395-1111
High
Total Enrollment 339
Defiance Elementary School
400 Carter Rd
ZIP: 43512
(419) 782-0070
Primary
Total Enrollment 1154
Defiance High School
1755 Palmer Dr
ZIP: 43512
(419) 784-2777
High
Total Enrollment 765
Defiance Middle School
629 Arabella St
ZIP: 43512
(419) 782-0050
Middle
Total Enrollment 552
Noble Elementary School
10553 Haller St
ZIP: 43512
(419) 782-7941
Primary
Total Enrollment 187
Tinora Elementary School
5751 Domersville Rd
ZIP: 43512
(419) 497-1022
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Tinora High School
5921 Domersville Rd
ZIP: 43512
(419) 497-2621
High
Total Enrollment 299
Tinora Junior High School
5921 Domersville Rd
ZIP: 43512
(419) 497-2361
Other
Total Enrollment 173

Defiance Private Schools

Grace Bible Church
2060 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 43512
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
Holy Cross Catholic School
1745 S Clinton St
ZIP: 43512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
St John Lutheran School
655 Wayne Ave
ZIP: 43512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
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