Demographics in Kentville, NS

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

What is the population of Kentville?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 6,630
Male population 3,115 47.0%
Female population 3,515 53.0%
Average age 45.1
Male population 47.0%
Female population 53.0%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 910 13.7%
15 to 24 800 12.1%
25 to 34 735 11.1%
35 to 44 825 12.4%
45 to 54 810 12.2%
55 to 64 910 13.7%
Over 65 1,640 24.7%
Under 14 13.7%
15 to 24 12.1%
25 to 34 11.1%
35 to 44 12.4%
45 to 54 12.2%
55 to 64 13.7%
Over 65 24.7%
There are 6,630 residents in Kentville, with an average age of 45.1. Males make up 47% of the population, while females account for 53%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Kentville (1,640 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (910 people).

What is the marital status of Kentville residents?

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% of Total
Married 2,410 42.2%
Common law 650 11.4%
Single 1,565 27.4%
Separated 205 3.6%
Divorced 450 7.9%
Widowed 435 7.6%
Married 42.2%
Common law 11.4%
Single 27.4%
Separated 3.6%
Divorced 7.9%
Widowed 7.6%
A total of 1,565 people in Kentville have never been married (which represents 27.4% of the population). Wedded people in Kentville (2,410 locals) account for 42.2% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 11.4% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 650 people).

What are the employment statistics in Kentville?

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Unemployment rate 9.4%
% of Total
Management 30 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 445 14.1%
Natural and applied sciences 175 5.5%
Health 435 13.7%
Education, law, community and government services 520 16.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 50 1.6%
Sales and service 745 23.5%
Trades and transport 450 14.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 70 2.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 245 7.7%
Management 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 14.1%
Natural and applied sciences 5.5%
Health 13.7%
Education, law, community and government services 16.4%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.6%
Sales and service 23.5%
Trades and transport 14.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 7.7%
Kentville has an unemployment rate of 9.4%. Regarding the most common jobs in Kentville, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (745 individuals), followed by those in Education, law, community and government services (520 individuals) and Trades and transport (450 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Kentville?

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% of Total
English 6,255 98.1%
French 100 1.6%
English and French 10 0.2%
Neither English nor French 10 0.2%
The majority of Kentville residents (that’s 98.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Kentville?

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Median household income $68,500
Median after-tax household income $60,000
The median household income in Kentville is $68,500, while the median after-tax household income sits at $60,000 per year.

How many households are there in Kentville?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 2,960
Owned households 1,635 55.2%
Rented households 1,325 44.8%
Owned households 55.2%
Rented households 44.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 1,025 34.8%
2 person 1,080 36.6%
3 person 390 13.2%
4 person 330 11.2%
5 person 125 4.2%
1 person 34.8%
2 person 36.6%
3 person 13.2%
4 person 11.2%
5 person 4.2%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 535 18.1%
35 to 44 430 14.6%
45 to 54 490 16.6%
55 to 64 615 20.8%
Over 65 880 29.8%
Under 34 18.1%
35 to 44 14.6%
45 to 54 16.6%
55 to 64 20.8%
Over 65 29.8%
There is a total of 2,960 households in Kentville, 55.2% of which are owner-occupied and 44.8% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Kentville is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (1,080 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (1,025 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Kentville, at 29.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in Kentville?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 630 21.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 495 16.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 395 13.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 270 9.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 315 10.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 340 11.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 230 7.8%
After 2011 280 9.5%
Before 1945 21.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 16.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 13.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 9.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 10.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 11.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 7.8%
After 2011 9.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 430 14.6%
2 bedrooms 865 29.4%
3 bedrooms 1,015 34.5%
4 or more bedroom 635 21.6%
1 bedroom 14.6%
2 bedrooms 29.4%
2 bedrooms 34.5%
4 or more bedroom 21.6%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 1,705 57.7%
Attached homes 1,250 42.3%
Single-detached homes 57.7%
Attached homes 42.3%
Median home value $250,000
Average home value $290,800

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 1,860 62.9%
Major repairs 230 7.8%
Minor repairs 865 29.3%
Regular maintenance 62.9%
Minor repairs 29.3%
Major repairs 7.8%
Single-detached houses account for 57.7% of the residential buildings in Kentville. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $250,000 and the average figure sits at $290,800. Of all the properties in Kentville, 3 bedrooms units include 1,015 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 865 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (62.9%) and minor repairs (29.3%).

What is the education level in Kentville?

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% of Total
No diploma 845 15.5%
High school diploma 1,340 24.5%
Apprenticeship diploma 325 6.0%
College diploma 1,325 24.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 105 1.9%
University degree 1,525 27.9%
No diploma 15.5%
High school diploma 24.5%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.0%
College diploma 24.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.9%
University degree 27.9%
Approximately 24.5% of the population in Kentville has a high school diploma (that’s 1,340 residents). Kentville locals holding a college diploma (1,325 people) account for 24.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 27.9% of them hold a university degree (1,525 people).

What is the average commute time in Kentville?

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Average commute time 16 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 2,175 89.9%
By public transit 40 1.6%
By bicycle/by walking 155 6.4%
By other methods 50 2.1%
By car, truck or van 89.9%
By public transit 1.6%
By bicycle/by walking 6.4%
By other methods 2.1%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 720 34.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 1,380 65.7%
Commute within the same municipality 34.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 65.7%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,300 53.9%
15 to 29 minutes 780 32.4%
30 to 44 minutes 170 7.0%
45 to 59 minutes 25 1.0%
More than 60 minutes 135 5.6%
Less than 15 minutes 53.9%
15 to 29 minutes 32.4%
30 to 44 minutes 7.0%
45 to 59 minutes 1.0%
More than 60 minutes 5.6%
Most employed people in Kentville (1,300 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (780 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Kentville is 16 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Kentville 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.