Fort Defiance, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Defiance, Arizona - Basic Facts

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The Fort Defiance Census Designated Place had a population of 3,591 as of July 1, 2015. Fort Defiance ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Defiance is located at latitude 35.7468 and longitude -109.0685 in Apache County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Defiance Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,834 feet.

The Fort Defiance Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408236) 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.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Fort Defiance Census Designated Place is located within Fort Defiance Division of Apache County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Defiance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Fort Defiance, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,591
Population in Households 3,588
Population in Familes 3,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 589
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,058
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 791
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 560 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 498 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $110,870
Average Home Value $118,482


Median Household Income $28,838
Average Household Income $39,192
Per Capita Income $11,692
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.3%
Households -0.04% -0.15%
Families -0.24% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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.


Fort Defiance, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Defiance to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 115 75th
Population Density1 # 104 77th
Diversity Index2 # 336 26th
Median Household Income # 352 22nd
Per Capita Income # 345 24th

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