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Time Zone: Defiance County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Defiance is the Seat for Defiance County.

Defiance County was founded April 7, 1845. Defiance was created by taking area from Williams, and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Defiance had a population of 38,432 people. This is a decrease of 2.7% since the last Census (which gave a population of 39,500 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Defiance represented 0.35% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 63rd most populous county (out of 88 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201039,037-1.17%+1.57% since 2009
200938,432-2.7%-0.24% since 2008
200838,524-2.47%+0.14% since 2007
200039,500The Last Census

More information can be found on the Defiance County Census Page for Defiance County.


Below are some of the communities located in Defiance County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Defiance County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Defiance   16,01216,4652.75% decrease  
Hicksville   3,3903,6497.1% decrease  
Sherwood   8008010.12% decrease  
Ney   3323648.79% decrease  

Websites for Defiance County

Official Website:   www.defiance-county.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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