Defiance County, Ohio
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Defiance County, Ohio
Defiance County
Defiance County Courthouse
Official seal of Defiance County
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Defiance County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°19?N 84°29?W / 41.32°N 84.49°W / 41.32; -84.49
Country
State Ohio
FoundedApril 7, 1845[1]
Named forFort Defiance
SeatDefiance
Largest cityDefiance
Area
 o Total414 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 o Land411 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 o Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 o Estimate 
(2019)
38,087
 o Density95/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.defiance-county.com

Defiance County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,037.[2] Its county seat is Defiance.[3] The county was named after an early Army fortification, Fort Defiance, which was so named by Mad Anthony Wayne to signify the settlers' "defiance" of the Indians.[4][5]

The Defiance, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Defiance County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 414 square miles (1,070 km2), of which 411 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) (0.7%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 census

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 39,500 people, 15,138 households, and 11,020 families living in the county. The population density was 96 people per square mile (37/km2). There were 16,040 housing units at an average density of 39 per square mile (15/km2). 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. 45.6% were of German, 13.5% American, 6.8% Irish and 5.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 39,037 people, 15,268 households, and 10,792 families living in the county.[13] The population density was 94.9 inhabitants per square mile (36.6/km2). There were 16,729 housing units at an average density of 40.7 per square mile (15.7/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 92.8% white, 1.9% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.8% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.7% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 42.3% were German, 12.5% were Irish, 9.6% were English, and 7.7% were American.[15]

Of the 15,268 households, 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.3% were non-families, and 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 39.4 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,480 and the median income for a family was $54,472. Males had a median income of $44,354 versus $30,610 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,139. About 11.2% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[16]

Politics

Prior to 1940, Defiance County was a Democratic stronghold, voting Republicans only 3 times since 1856. But starting with the 1940 election, it has become a Republican stronghold with Lyndon Johnson in 1964 the lone Democrat to win the county since.[17]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 67.2% 13,038 30.8% 5,981 1.8% 362
2016 63.7% 11,688 29.2% 5,368 7.0% 1,293
2012 55.4% 10,176 42.1% 7,732 2.3% 431
2008 54.1% 10,407 43.6% 8,399 2.2% 426
2004 61.5% 11,397 37.6% 6,975 0.7% 144
2000 58.7% 9,540 38.0% 6,175 3.2% 527
1996 47.0% 7,469 39.9% 6,343 13.0% 2,081
1992 41.8% 7,195 33.3% 5,735 24.8% 4,281
1988 63.1% 9,566 35.9% 5,448 0.9% 139
1984 67.8% 10,951 31.0% 5,004 1.0% 175
1980 59.8% 9,358 32.5% 5,096 7.5% 1,185
1976 55.0% 7,526 42.7% 5,850 2.2% 303
1972 65.4% 8,914 32.1% 4,377 2.4% 339
1968 52.6% 7,348 40.7% 5,686 6.6% 925
1964 36.7% 5,048 63.3% 8,707
1960 63.1% 8,912 36.8% 5,207
1956 69.0% 8,786 30.9% 3,941
1952 67.9% 8,834 32.0% 4,161
1948 56.9% 5,927 42.7% 4,454 0.2% 28
1944 67.2% 7,450 32.7% 3,634
1940 65.0% 8,010 35.0% 4,313
1936 42.8% 5,000 48.0% 5,608 9.1% 1,062
1932 36.5% 3,871 61.6% 6,532 1.8% 192
1928 64.3% 6,289 35.6% 3,487
1924 52.5% 4,841 35.0% 3,227 12.4% 1,145
1920 60.5% 5,987 37.6% 3,723 1.8% 180
1916 42.3% 2,565 55.4% 3,359 2.1% 131
1912 15.8% 872 50.5% 2,784 33.5% 1,848
1908 39.0% 2,531 57.9% 3,754 3.0% 197
1904 47.4% 3,032 50.3% 3,216 2.2% 144
1900 40.4% 2,684 56.8% 3,766 2.7% 180
1896 36.0% 2,414 62.4% 4,185 1.5% 104
1892 34.6% 2,062 55.5% 3,311 9.8% 587
1888 37.2% 2,245 59.1% 3,567 3.6% 218
1884 39.5% 2,184 59.5% 3,288 0.8% 47
1880 38.4% 1,977 61.0% 3,140 0.5% 30
1876 34.4% 1,520 65.4% 2,888 0.1% 7
1872 38.3% 1,093 60.2% 1,720 1.4% 40
1868 36.8% 1,108 63.1% 1,899
1864 42.1% 1,146 57.8% 1,573
1860 43.8% 1,038 55.1% 1,304 1.0% 24
1856 46.8% 821 51.0% 895 2.1% 38

Communities

Map of Defiance County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Unincorporated communities

In popular culture

The closeness of elections in Defiance County has also been referenced in fiction; the ABC political drama Scandal in its second season had as the center of the ongoing plot of the first half of that season, a vote manipulation conspiracy which bent the presidential election towards Republican candidate Fitzgerald Grant based on tampering of the voting machines in Defiance County.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Defiance County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-21. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor". Archived from the original on 2007-06-28. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 102.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved .
  17. ^ a b Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved .

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Coordinates: 41°19?N 84°29?W / 41.32°N 84.49°W / 41.32; -84.49


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