Defiance is a tiny town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 156 people and just one neighborhood, Defiance is the 494th largest community in Missouri.

Defiance home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Defiance real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Defiance is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.28% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Defiance is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Defiance who work in office and administrative support (15.28%), sales jobs (13.89%), and maintenance occupations (13.89%).

Also of interest is that Defiance has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Defiance is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Defiance really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Defiance perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Defiance is worth considering.

One downside of living in Defiance is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Defiance, the average commute to work is 35.42 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Defiance doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Defiance Demographics

In terms of college education, Defiance is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.89% of adults 25 and older in Defiance have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Defiance in 2010 was $45,177, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,708 for a family of four.

The people who call Defiance home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Defiance residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Defiance include German, Czech, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Defiance is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.