Kingston Demographics.Kingston Demographics.

Kingston is the county seat of Frontenac County. According to the 2011 Canadian census, the population of the city proper was 123,363, while the population of the metropolitan area was 159,561.


KINGSTON ONTARIO
Population in 2006117,207
Population in 2001114,195
2001 to 2006 population change (%)2.6
Total private dwellings53,838
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents48,863
Population density per square kilometre260.2
Land area (square km)450.39
KINGSTON ONTARIO
CENSUS METROPOLITAN AREA
Population in 2006152,358
Population in 2001146,838
2001 to 2006 population change (%)3.8
Total private dwellings61,978
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents79.9
Land area (square km)1,906.69

According to the 2006 census, there were 152,358 people residing in the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area,[25] of whom 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Children under five accounted for approximately 4.8% of the resident population of Kingston. This compares with 5.5% in Ontario.

In 2001, 14.1% of the resident population in Kingston were of retirement age (65 and over) compared with 13.2% in Canada. As a result, the average age is 38.1 years of age as compared to 37.6 years of age for all of Canada. Kingston has a reputation as a suitable place for retirees to settle.

In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the population of Kingston grew by 1.6%, compared with an increase of 6.1% for Ontario as a whole. Population density of Kingston averaged 77.0 people per square kilometre, compared with an average of 12.6 people per square kilometre for Ontario altogether.

The population of Kingston shows significant turnover because of its relatively large student population (about 10%) and the number of military residents associated with Canadian Forces Base Kingston.

According to the Government of Canada 2006 census, 94.2% of the population were Caucasian; of the visible minorities, 1.7% were Chinese, 1.2% were South Asian, and 0.8% were black.

Detailed socio-demographic analysis and information about Kingston can be found in the Kingston Community Profile, 2009: A Socio-Demographic Analysis of Kingston, Ontario Canada [26] published by the Social Planning Council of Kingston and Area (SPCKA).


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