Income/capita 63%
Household income 49%
Unemployment 1%
IndexFort DefianceArizonaNational
Income per capita$10,945$26,686$29,829
Median household income$27,969$51,340$55,322
Median income owner occupied$24,355$63,012$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,120$35,905$35,192
Median earnings male$29,828$33,127$36,919
Median earnings female$27,396$25,835$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.7%4.7%
Poverty level41.7%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Defiance is 63% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fort Defiance is 49% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Defiance is 1% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Defiance is 176% higher than the national average

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      Fort Defiance employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.8%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector1.8%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.0%
      Wholesale & retail services15.6%9.5%
      Public administration21.3%12.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%1.4%
      Education, health & social services31.8%42.3%

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      Rock Springs, NM513$60,0008%
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      Window Rock, AZ3,355$37,31533%
      Nakaibito, NM424$32,50041%
      Sawmill, AZ652$20,71463%
      Fort Defiance, AZ4,022$27,96949%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Nicholls, GA4,021$26,36452%
      Mosinee, WI4,023$58,0565%
      Rossville, GA4,020$30,72744%
      Montpelier, OH4,024$41,10126%
      Hamilton, NY4,020$63,19914%
      Fort Defiance, AZ4,022$27,96949%
      Source: The Fort Defiance, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).