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.

Unlike some cities, Defiance isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Defiance are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.34 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Defiance is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.24% of adults 25 and older in Defiance have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.