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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    D+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Fort Defiance is a town in Arizona with a population of 4,209. Fort Defiance is in Apache County. Living in Fort Defiance offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Fort Defiance and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$33,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$449
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Fort Defiance

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,716
National
$55,322
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Fort Defiance Reviews

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My home area has many views that you can go hiking on and there are somethings to do such as running, hiking, sightseeing, and other fun stuff. However, due to how our community looks life such as appearances, there are people from the outside of the area who are disgusted by the old building, trash, and the homeless people, I want a clean environment and a happier area that lets people do things together without any judgments and more job openings to help the people who are struggling to "bring home the bacon", also with a clean place comes with other good benefits like clean air and more life to the trees and flowers and happier smiles.
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I have lived within the area almost my whole life. Fort Defiance, AZ is located on the Navajo reservation, twelve miles north of Window Rock, AZ.

The area have come a long way, not to far from the nearest town of Gallup, NM. Many people commute long distance to get to town for fuel, food, and family needs. The travel, for he most part, would be off-road, traveling miles until coming to major highways and roads.

Technology is growing, slowly, and have been helpful to those whom live in the rule areas. The technology has helped with emergency response and health care for the elder.

Improvements would be funding for necessary businesses, tribal entities, to filter that resource into material for improving off roads and/or roads. This will helpful for families whom live off roads for all emergency purposes. Roads would also benefit during the monsoon and winter seasons.
Fort Defiance is a small town. They have one restaurant there, but the food is delicious. It is a safe place to grow up.