Demographics in Miramichi, NB

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Miramichi?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 17,690
Male population 8,330 47.1%
Female population 9,360 52.9%
Average age 47.0
Male population 47.1%
Female population 52.9%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 2,360 13.3%
15 to 24 1,725 9.8%
25 to 34 1,730 9.8%
35 to 44 1,885 10.6%
45 to 54 2,345 13.2%
55 to 64 2,745 15.5%
Over 65 4,905 27.7%
Under 14 13.3%
15 to 24 9.8%
25 to 34 9.8%
35 to 44 10.6%
45 to 54 13.2%
55 to 64 15.5%
Over 65 27.7%
There are 17,690 residents in Miramichi, with an average age of 47.0. Males make up 47.1% of the population, while females account for 52.9%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Miramichi (4,905 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (2,745 people).

What is the marital status of Miramichi residents?

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% of Total
Married 7,020 45.8%
Common law 1,385 9.0%
Single 3,950 25.8%
Separated 590 3.8%
Divorced 1,010 6.6%
Widowed 1,375 9.0%
Married 45.8%
Common law 9.0%
Single 25.8%
Separated 3.8%
Divorced 6.6%
Widowed 9.0%
A total of 3,950 people in Miramichi have never been married (which represents 25.8% of the population). Wedded people in Miramichi (7,020 locals) account for 45.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 1,385 people).

What are the employment statistics in Miramichi?

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Unemployment rate 11.1%
% of Total
Management 55 0.7%
Business, finance and administration 1,300 15.8%
Natural and applied sciences 290 3.5%
Health 910 11.1%
Education, law, community and government services 1,415 17.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 105 1.3%
Sales and service 2,300 28.0%
Trades and transport 1,265 15.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 205 2.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 360 4.4%
Management 0.7%
Business, finance and administration 15.8%
Natural and applied sciences 3.5%
Health 11.1%
Education, law, community and government services 17.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.3%
Sales and service 28.0%
Trades and transport 15.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.4%
Miramichi has an unemployment rate of 11.1%. Regarding the most common jobs in Miramichi, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (2,300 individuals), followed by those in Education, law, community and government services (1,415 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (1,300 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Miramichi?

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% of Total
English 16,050 92.0%
French 1,335 7.6%
English and French 60 0.3%
Neither English nor French 10 0.1%
The majority of Miramichi residents (that’s 92%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Miramichi?

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Median household income $66,000
Median after-tax household income $58,800
The median household income in Miramichi is $66,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $58,800 per year.

How many households are there in Miramichi?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 7,990
Owned households 5,565 69.6%
Rented households 2,425 30.4%
Owned households 69.6%
Rented households 30.4%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 2,670 33.4%
2 person 3,075 38.5%
3 person 1,095 13.7%
4 person 800 10.0%
5 person 350 4.4%
1 person 33.4%
2 person 38.5%
3 person 13.7%
4 person 10.0%
5 person 4.4%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 995 12.5%
35 to 44 1,040 13.0%
45 to 54 1,265 15.8%
55 to 64 1,570 19.7%
Over 65 3,110 39.0%
Under 34 12.5%
35 to 44 13.0%
45 to 54 15.8%
55 to 64 19.7%
Over 65 39.0%
There is a total of 7,990 households in Miramichi, 69.6% of which are owner-occupied and 30.4% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Miramichi is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (3,075 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (2,670 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Miramichi, at 39%.

What are the housing characteristics in Miramichi?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,190 14.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 1,100 13.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 1,010 12.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 1,690 21.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 1,200 15.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 845 10.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 510 6.4%
After 2011 455 5.7%
Before 1945 14.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 13.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 12.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 21.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 15.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 10.6%
Between 2001 and 2010 6.4%
After 2011 5.7%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 25 0.3%
1 bedroom 760 9.5%
2 bedrooms 2,065 25.8%
3 bedrooms 3,265 40.9%
4 or more bedroom 1,875 23.5%
No bedrooms 0.3%
1 bedroom 9.5%
2 bedrooms 25.8%
2 bedrooms 40.9%
4 or more bedroom 23.5%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 5,430 67.9%
Attached homes 2,010 25.1%
Movable homes 555 6.9%
Single-detached homes 67.9%
Attached homes 25.1%
Movable homes 6.9%
Median home value $160,000
Average home value $183,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 5,255 65.8%
Major repairs 630 7.9%
Minor repairs 2,105 26.4%
Regular maintenance 65.8%
Minor repairs 26.4%
Major repairs 7.9%
Single-detached houses account for 67.9% of the residential buildings in Miramichi. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $160,000 and the average figure sits at $183,000. Of all the properties in Miramichi, 3 bedrooms units include 3,265 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 2,065 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (65.8%) and minor repairs (26.4%).

What is the education level in Miramichi?

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% of Total
No diploma 2,210 14.9%
High school diploma 4,700 31.7%
Apprenticeship diploma 1,255 8.5%
College diploma 3,895 26.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 230 1.6%
University degree 2,545 17.2%
No diploma 14.9%
High school diploma 31.7%
Apprenticeship diploma 8.5%
College diploma 26.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.6%
University degree 17.2%
Approximately 31.7% of the population in Miramichi has a high school diploma (that’s 4,700 residents). Miramichi locals holding a college diploma (3,895 people) account for 26.3% of the resident pool. Additionally, 17.2% of them hold a university degree (2,545 people).

What is the average commute time in Miramichi?

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Average commute time 15 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 6,025 93.8%
By public transit 35 0.6%
By bicycle/by walking 255 4.0%
By other methods 105 1.6%
By car, truck or van 93.8%
By public transit 0.6%
By bicycle/by walking 4.0%
By other methods 1.6%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 4,615 82.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 895 16.0%
Commute to a different province 65 1.2%
Commute within the same municipality 82.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 16.0%
Commute to a different province 1.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 3,870 60.4%
15 to 29 minutes 1,750 27.3%
30 to 44 minutes 385 6.0%
45 to 59 minutes 235 3.7%
More than 60 minutes 170 2.6%
Less than 15 minutes 60.4%
15 to 29 minutes 27.3%
30 to 44 minutes 6.0%
45 to 59 minutes 3.7%
More than 60 minutes 2.6%
Most employed people in Miramichi (3,870 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (1,750 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Miramichi is 15 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Miramichi locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.