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The Defiance CDP(1) had a population of 165 as of July 1, 2022. Defiance ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Defiance is located at latitude 38.6323 and longitude -90.7785 in St. Charles County. The formal boundaries for the Defiance Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Charles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Defiance Census Designated Place 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 Boone, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Charles County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Defiance, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 165 (100%)
Population in Households 165 (100.0%)
Population in Families 141 (85.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 163
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $103,562
Average Household Income $135,374
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $55,733
Wealth Index5 189


Total HU (Housing Units) 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (83.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $419,565
Average Home Value $434,328
Housing Affordability Index3 127


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.20
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.66% 1.18%
Households 1.83% 1.30%
Families   1.11%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
Owner Occupied HU   1.20%

Defiance, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Defiance to the other 1,082 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 775 29th
Population Density # 950 12th
Median Household Income # 43 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 347 32nd
Per Capita Income # 38 97th
Diversity Index # 421 61st

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