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Fort Defiance, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Fort Defiance Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Apache County at latitude 35.7468 and longitude -109.0685. Apache County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,834 feet.

The formal official name is the Fort Defiance Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Defiance, Arizona.

The U5 Census Class Code for Fort Defiance indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Fort Defiance, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,604
Population in Households 3,601
Population in Familes 3,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 591
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,068
Average Household Size 3.37
Family Households 797
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 575 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $110,671
Average Home Value $166,594


Median Household Income $29,395
Average Household Income $41,419
Per Capita Income $12,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.13% -0.16%
Households 0.18% -0.09%
Families -0.12% -0.18%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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, 2014 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 # 103 77th
Diversity Index2 # 335 26th
Median Household Income # 333 26th
Per Capita Income # 332 27th

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