Defiance, OH
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Defiance is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 16,776 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Defiance is the 114th largest community in Ohio.

Defiance is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Defiance is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Defiance who work in office and administrative support (13.40%), sales jobs (12.22%), and food service (7.98%).

One of the benefits of Defiance is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.34 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Defiance citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.24% of adults 25 and older in Defiance have a college degree.

The per capita income in Defiance in 2010 was $23,500, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,000 for a family of four. However, Defiance contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Defiance is a somewhat 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 14.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Defiance include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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