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Welcome to Defiance ...
The pronunciation of Defiance: dee-FEYE-uhnse<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Defiance, you might consider that their post office opened in 1825.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Defiance has a population of 16,577 people<3> (see below for details).
Defiance is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Defiance lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Defiance: (419) and (567)<5>
The ZIP code for Defiance: 43512<6>
Websites for Defiance ...
Official Website: www.cityofdefiance.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.defiancechamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Defiance had an population of 16,577 people. This is an increase of 0.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.68% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Defiance had a population of 16,494 people (or 42.25% of the total population of Defiance County). This makes Defiance the county's most populous community.
The population of Defiance represents 0.14% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 16,494 people, the population of Defiance has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,465 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Defiance.
Communities Also Named Defiance ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Defiance - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Michigan, Missouri (2), New Mexico (2), North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Defiance.
Communities near Defiance ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Defiance.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Defiance. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Defiance.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Defiance. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Defiance.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Defiance. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Defiance.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Defiance ...
Looking for more information about Defiance? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Defiance, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Defiance.
Adding Defiance to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Defiance in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Defiance was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>
We also found Defiance in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Defiance.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Defiance: www.cityofdefiance.com/
The official website for Defiance County: www.defiance-county.com/
The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/
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