Defiance County, Ohio
Defiance County: County in Ohio, United States
Defiance County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,037 and a population density of 36 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 37,778 inhabitants. Its county seat is Defiance. The county was created 178 years ago in 1845.
Defiance County is located in northwest Ohio, bordering Indiana. It contains small towns, fertile farmland, and scenic rivers.
Geography and Climate
Defiance County covers about 414 square miles. The Maumee River and Auglaize River flow through the county. The terrain is flat with fertile soils. The climate brings warm summers and cold, snowy winters.
The population is around 38,000 residents as of 2021. The majority, around 95%, are white. Median household income is $51,000, slightly above Ohio's median.
Largest City and County Seat
The largest city is Defiance, with around 16,500 residents. Defiance serves as the county seat. Other towns include Hicksville, Sherwood, and Ney. Many commute to Defiance for work.
Economy and Industries
The economy revolves around manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare. Top employers are Johns Manville and the Defiance Regional Medical Center. Many farms grow soybeans, corn, and livestock.
Attractions and Recreation
Popular attractions include the Auglaize River, the Cedar Creek State Nature Preserve, and historic downtown Defiance. Activities include boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. The county also has a vibrant arts scene.
Defiance County has important history from the War of 1812 and Underground Railroad. The county is named for Fort Defiance, where settlers resisted British and Native American forces.
In summary, Defiance County offers small-town charm, scenic rivers, and unique historic sites to experience. Its rural farms and distinctive downtown Defiance make it worth a visit.
Quick Facts about Defiance County
|Population :||37,778 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Ohio (United States)|
|Plate code :||20|
|Area :||1073 km2|
|Water as percent of area :||0.7%|
|Land as percent of area :||99.3%|
|Named for :||Fort Defiance|
|Altitude :||709 feet / 216 meters|
|Establishment :||April 04, 1845|
|Time Zone :||America/New_York|
|Local time :||10:58:36 (24th September 2023)|
|Density :||35 Pop. per km² as of 2020|
|Population growth :||-3.33% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||78℉ Sunny 7-days weather|
Defiance County map
Defiance County Populated Places
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Defiance County.
|Defiance||16,482||City in and the county seat of Defiance County, Ohio, United States|
|Hicksville||3,405||Township in Defiance County, Ohio|
|Farmer||901||Unincorporated community in Defiance County, Ohio|
|Ney||337||Human settlement in Defiance County, Ohio, United States of America|
Defiance County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. more
- Official Website
Official website of Defiance County
According to census records, the population of Defiance County decreased by 3.33% in 10 years.
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