Defiance County, OH

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2020 Population
38,024
0.356% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.7
0.743% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10%
1.53% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,110
3.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$125,100
4.34% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
19,043
0.965% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Defiance County, OH had a population of 38k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $62,110. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Defiance County, OH declined from 38,160 to 38,024, a −0.356% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,931 to $62,110, a 3.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Defiance County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.96%), Other (Hispanic) (3.38%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.36%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%).

None of the households in Defiance County, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Defiance County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Defiance County, OH are Defiance College (143 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Defiance County, OH was $125,100, and the homeownership rate was 77.5%.

Most people in Defiance County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Defiance County, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Defiance County, OH is home to a population of 38k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.06% of Defiance County, OH residents were born outside of the country (783 people).

In 2020, there were 21.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Defiance County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.51k White (Hispanic) and 1.28k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Defiance County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Defiance County, OH was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Defiance County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    32.7k ± 29
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 323
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.28k ± 345
10.3%
Hispanic Population
3.9k people

In 2020, there were 21.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (32.7k people) in Defiance County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.51k White (Hispanic) and 1.28k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.3% of the people in Defiance County, OH are hispanic (3.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.06%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
783 people
2.24%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
855 people

As of 2020, 2.06% of Defiance County, OH residents (783 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Defiance County, OH was 2.24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    817 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    357 ± 125
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    303 ± 100

Defiance County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Defiance County, OH employs 19k people. The largest industries in Defiance County, OH are Manufacturing (5,241 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,151 people), and Retail Trade (2,086 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,917), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,469), and Transportation & Warehousing ($52,267).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19k
2020 Value
± 889
0.965%
1 Year growth
± 6.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Defiance County, OH grew at a rate of 0.965%, from 18.9k employees to 19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Defiance County, OH, are Production Occupations (2,863 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,115 people), and Management Occupations (1,822 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Defiance County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19k
2020 Value
± 889
0.965%
1 Year growth
± 6.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Defiance County, OH grew at a rate of 0.965%, from 18.9k employees to 19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Defiance County, OH, are Manufacturing (5,241 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,151 people), and Retail Trade (2,086 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Defiance County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Defiance County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,475
Median earning men ± $2,410
$29,319
Median earning women ± $2,642

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,181), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,438), and Information ($51,705).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($41,705), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,149), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,883).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 308
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 221
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 182
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $824k
    Manufacturing
  2. $196k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $126k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Defiance County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 67.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.4%).

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Defiance County, OH awarded 143 degrees. The student population of Defiance County, OH in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 355 male students and 252 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Defiance County, OH are White (120 and 85.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8 and 5.67%), Black or African American (7 and 4.96%), and Asian (3 and 2.13%).

The largest universities in Defiance County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Defiance College (143 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Defiance County, OH are General Business (18 and 12.6%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (15 and 10.5%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (15 and 10.5%).

The median tuition cost in Defiance County, OH for private four year colleges is $33,150.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Defiance County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 607 (58.5% men and 41.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 607 students enrolled in Defiance County, OH, 58.5% men and 41.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 380 records, of which 49.5% were women and 50.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majors awarded
  2. 15 degree-majors awarded
  3. 18 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Defiance County, OH was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 15 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Defiance County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
143 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Defiance College with 143 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 57 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Defiance County, OH, which is 0.663 times less than the 86 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 120 degrees mean that there were 15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,150) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($760) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.598% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.606% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.02M), Some college (2.03M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Defiance County, OH was $125,100 in 2020, which is 0.544 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $119,900 to $125,100, a 4.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Defiance County, OH is 77.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Defiance County, OH have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Defiance County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Defiance County, OH is $62,110. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Defiance County, OH was Census Tract 9581 with a value of $92,286, followed by Census Tract 9582 and Census Tract 9589, with respective values of $73,024 and $68,958.

In 2021, 8.82% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Defiance County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.48%.

Property

$125,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,646
$11,926
Median Property Taxes
±$640

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Defiance County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Defiance County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%
Homeownership
2020
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77.5% of the housing units in Defiance County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9581
  2. Census Tract 9582
  3. Census Tract 9589

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Defiance County, OH was Census Tract 9581 with a value of $92,286, followed by Census Tract 9582 and Census Tract 9589, with respective values of $73,024 and $68,958.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Defiance County, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,110
Median Household Income
± $3,181
15.4k
Number of Households
± 760

In 2020, the median household income of the 15.4k households in Defiance County, OH grew to $62,110 from the previous year's value of $59,931.

The following chart displays the households in Defiance County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Defiance County, OH is from Ohio.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.1%)
  2. Carpooled (6.97%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.28%)

In 2020, 86.1% of workers in Defiance County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.97%) and those who worked at home (3.28%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Defiance County, OH have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Defiance County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Defiance County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Defiance County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 8.82% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Defiance County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.48%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Defiance County, OH (3.73k out of 37.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Defiance County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.6% of the children was living in poverty in Defiance County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 124 in Defiance County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 52.5 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

93.5% of the population of Defiance County, OH has health coverage, with 53% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Ohio was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Defiance County, OH see 1908 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.01% increase from the previous year (1817 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2380 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 428 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,908 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Defiance County, OH

Primary care physicians in Defiance County, OH see an average of 1,908 patients per year. This represents a 5.01% increase from the previous year (1,817 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.45%
Uninsured
53%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Defiance County, OH grew by 16.6% from 5.54% to 6.45%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Defiance County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 51.5 in Defiance County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.7% in Defiance County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.83% in Defiance County, OH.

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