Fort Defiance, Arizona is a small town with slightly less than 4,000 residents. The town's population, with an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in Arizona. The majority of residents own their homes in Fort Defiance, and 42% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $546/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Arizona. Each month, renters in Fort Defiance will pay around $498 less compared to the state average.
Fort Defiance has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (28%) compared to the national average. Further, 4% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Six percent of the population in Fort Defiance works in healthcare, making it the most common industry. With an average annual income of around $45K, Fort Defiance workers bring in less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Fort Defiance residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 27 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 24% of workers, while public transportation isn't used. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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