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Defiance County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Defiance County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 7 1845[1]
Named for Fort Defiance
Seat Defiance
Largest city Defiance
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

414 sq mi (1,073 km²)
411 sq mi (1,065 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.73
 - (2000)
 - Density

39/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Defiance County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 39,500. Its county seat is Defiance6. It was named after an early Army fortification, Fort Defiance, which was named that by Mad Anthony Wayne to signify the settler's "defiance" of the Indians.[2][3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,073 km² (414 sq mi). 1,065 km² (411 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.73%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 39,500 people, 15,138 households, and 11,020 families residing in the county. The population density was 37/km² (96/sq mi). There were 16,040 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (39/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.59% White, 1.75% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.59% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 7.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,138 households out of which 34.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,938, and the median income for a family was $50,876. Males had a median income of $37,936 versus $23,530 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,667. About 4.50% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over.


Main article: Ohio county government.

Map of Defiance County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Defiance County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Localities Edit

Municipalities Edit


Other localities Edit


  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Defiance County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor". Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  3. ^ {{cite web|url = |title = Defiance County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

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Coordinates: 41°19′N 84°29′W / 41.32, -84.49

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