Demographics in Mount Pearl, NL

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

What is the population of Mount Pearl?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 22,475
Male population 10,810 48.1%
Female population 11,665 51.9%
Average age 44.5
Male population 48.1%
Female population 51.9%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 2,830 12.6%
15 to 24 2,320 10.3%
25 to 34 2,880 12.8%
35 to 44 2,865 12.8%
45 to 54 3,040 13.5%
55 to 64 3,685 16.4%
Over 65 4,845 21.6%
Under 14 12.6%
15 to 24 10.3%
25 to 34 12.8%
35 to 44 12.8%
45 to 54 13.5%
55 to 64 16.4%
Over 65 21.6%
There are 22,475 residents in Mount Pearl, with an average age of 44.5. Males make up 48.1% of the population, while females account for 51.9%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Mount Pearl (4,845 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (3,685 people).

What is the marital status of Mount Pearl residents?

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% of Total
Married 9,255 47.1%
Common law 2,275 11.6%
Single 5,305 27.0%
Separated 410 2.1%
Divorced 1,280 6.5%
Widowed 1,110 5.6%
Married 47.1%
Common law 11.6%
Single 27.0%
Separated 2.1%
Divorced 6.5%
Widowed 5.6%
A total of 5,305 people in Mount Pearl have never been married (which represents 27% of the population). Wedded people in Mount Pearl (9,255 locals) account for 47.1% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 11.6% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 2,275 people).

What are the employment statistics in Mount Pearl?

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Unemployment rate 10.0%
% of Total
Management 105 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 2,355 20.3%
Natural and applied sciences 850 7.3%
Health 960 8.3%
Education, law, community and government services 1,490 12.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 220 1.9%
Sales and service 3,285 28.3%
Trades and transport 1,890 16.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 205 1.8%
Manufacturing and utilities 255 2.2%
Management 0.9%
Business, finance and administration 20.3%
Natural and applied sciences 7.3%
Health 8.3%
Education, law, community and government services 12.8%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.9%
Sales and service 28.3%
Trades and transport 16.3%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.8%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.2%
Mount Pearl has an unemployment rate of 10%. Regarding the most common jobs in Mount Pearl, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (3,285 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (2,355 individuals) and Trades and transport (1,890 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Mount Pearl?

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% of Total
English 22,340 99.6%
French 60 0.3%
English and French 5 0.0%
Neither English nor French 20 0.1%
The majority of Mount Pearl residents (that’s 99.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Mount Pearl?

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Median household income $81,000
Median after-tax household income $70,000
The median household income in Mount Pearl is $81,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $70,000 per year.

How many households are there in Mount Pearl?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 9,930
Owned households 7,050 71.0%
Rented households 2,880 29.0%
Owned households 71.0%
Rented households 29.0%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 2,710 27.3%
2 person 3,975 40.0%
3 person 1,770 17.8%
4 person 1,105 11.1%
5 person 370 3.7%
1 person 27.3%
2 person 40.0%
3 person 17.8%
4 person 11.1%
5 person 3.7%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 1,460 14.7%
35 to 44 1,570 15.8%
45 to 54 1,690 17.0%
55 to 64 2,230 22.5%
Over 65 2,980 30.0%
Under 34 14.7%
35 to 44 15.8%
45 to 54 17.0%
55 to 64 22.5%
Over 65 30.0%
There is a total of 9,930 households in Mount Pearl, 71% of which are owner-occupied and 29% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Mount Pearl is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (3,975 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (2,710 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Mount Pearl, at 30%.

What are the housing characteristics in Mount Pearl?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 95 1.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 580 5.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 1,165 11.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 2,625 26.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 2,205 22.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 1,765 17.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 745 7.5%
After 2011 745 7.5%
Before 1945 1.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 5.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 26.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 22.2%
Between 1991 and 2000 17.8%
Between 2001 and 2010 7.5%
After 2011 7.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 780 7.8%
2 bedrooms 1,795 18.1%
3 bedrooms 4,615 46.5%
4 or more bedroom 2,740 27.6%
1 bedroom 7.8%
2 bedrooms 18.1%
2 bedrooms 46.5%
4 or more bedroom 27.6%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 4,505 45.4%
Attached homes 5,425 54.6%
Single-detached homes 45.4%
Attached homes 54.6%
Median home value $290,000
Average home value $296,800

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 7,085 71.4%
Major repairs 375 3.8%
Minor repairs 2,470 24.9%
Regular maintenance 71.4%
Minor repairs 24.9%
Major repairs 3.8%
Single-detached houses account for 45.4% of the residential buildings in Mount Pearl. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $290,000 and the average figure sits at $296,800. Of all the properties in Mount Pearl, 3 bedrooms units include 4,615 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 2,740 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (71.4%) and minor repairs (24.9%).

What is the education level in Mount Pearl?

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% of Total
No diploma 2,250 11.5%
High school diploma 5,890 30.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 1,775 9.1%
College diploma 5,535 28.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 505 2.6%
University degree 3,640 18.6%
No diploma 11.5%
High school diploma 30.1%
Apprenticeship diploma 9.1%
College diploma 28.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.6%
University degree 18.6%
Approximately 30.1% of the population in Mount Pearl has a high school diploma (that’s 5,890 residents). Mount Pearl locals holding a college diploma (5,535 people) account for 28.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 18.6% of them hold a university degree (3,640 people).

What is the average commute time in Mount Pearl?

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Average commute time 16 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 8,320 92.8%
By public transit 125 1.4%
By bicycle/by walking 265 3.0%
By other methods 260 2.9%
By car, truck or van 92.8%
By public transit 1.4%
By bicycle/by walking 3.0%
By other methods 2.9%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 2,490 31.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 5,265 67.4%
Commute to a different province 55 0.7%
Commute within the same municipality 31.9%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 67.4%
Commute to a different province 0.7%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 4,085 45.5%
15 to 29 minutes 4,210 46.9%
30 to 44 minutes 330 3.7%
45 to 59 minutes 95 1.1%
More than 60 minutes 250 2.8%
Less than 15 minutes 45.5%
15 to 29 minutes 46.9%
30 to 44 minutes 3.7%
45 to 59 minutes 1.1%
More than 60 minutes 2.8%
Most employed people in Mount Pearl (4,210 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (4,085 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Mount Pearl is 16 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Mount Pearl locals commute to another municipality within the same province 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.

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