Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Population of some cities in Ontario

Our province is a big one in both human and geographic terms. On a long weekend, we can have 100,000 visitors in Muskoka. This is because we are close to many major cities.
The Township of Muskoka Lakes: 57,563(winter); double that in the summer!

Ontario City Pop Stats12.1 million
Burlington 164,415
Guelph 114,943
Kingston 117,207
A London 352,395
Peterborough 74,898

In comparison, there are 10 million people residing in the Golden Horseshoe, the area around the west end of Lake Ontario - from Toronto, around past Hamilton. The Golden Horseshoe contains about 1/3 of the total of Canada's 31 million population. The US, in comparison, has 300 million people.

Toronto's Diversity
The top five visible minority groups in Toronto were:

  • South Asian at 298,372 or 12.0 per cent of our population;
  • Chinese at 283,075 or 11.4 per cent;
  • Black at 208,555 or 8.4 per cent;
  • Filipino at 102,555 or 4.1 per cent;
  • Latin American at 64,860 or 2.6 per cent.
  • Across Canada there has been a four-fold increase since 1981 in people who identify themselves as visible minorities – up from 1.1 million in 1981 to almost 5 million in 2006.
  • Nationally, 96 per cent of the visible minority population live in a metropolitan area compared with 68 per cent of the total population


Lucy said...

Our little Lake shore town doubles every summer too. We are actually glad for Sunday nights and September!

Jenn Jilks said...

Yes, we love the shoulder seasons, too.