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Defiance, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Defiance Census Designated Place had a population of 231 as of July 1, 2016. Defiance ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Defiance is located at latitude 40.1599 and longitude -78.2318 in Bedford County. The formal boundaries for the Defiance Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bedford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

The Defiance Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2630005) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Defiance Census Designated Place is located within Township of Broad Top, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bedford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Defiance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Defiance, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 231
Population in Households 231
Population in Familes 193
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,367
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $75,893
Average Home Value $98,507


Median Household Income $31,865
Average Household Income $43,441
Per Capita Income $17,136
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.44%
Households -0.18% -0.45%
Families -1.42% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Defiance, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Defiance to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1584 10th
Population Density1 # 907 49th
Diversity Index2 # 1477 16th
Median Household Income # 1686 4th
Per Capita Income # 1720 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.