Demographics in Truro, NS

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

What is the population of Truro?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 12,955
Male population 5,970 46.1%
Female population 6,985 53.9%
Average age 46.2
Male population 46.1%
Female population 53.9%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 1,660 12.8%
15 to 24 1,380 10.6%
25 to 34 1,730 13.4%
35 to 44 1,355 10.5%
45 to 54 1,525 11.8%
55 to 64 1,870 14.4%
Over 65 3,435 26.5%
Under 14 12.8%
15 to 24 10.6%
25 to 34 13.4%
35 to 44 10.5%
45 to 54 11.8%
55 to 64 14.4%
Over 65 26.5%
There are 12,955 residents in Truro, with an average age of 46.2. Males make up 46.1% of the population, while females account for 53.9%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Truro (3,435 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (1,870 people).

What is the marital status of Truro residents?

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% of Total
Married 4,070 36.0%
Common law 1,235 10.9%
Single 3,485 30.8%
Separated 485 4.3%
Divorced 920 8.2%
Widowed 1,100 9.7%
Married 36.0%
Common law 10.9%
Single 30.8%
Separated 4.3%
Divorced 8.2%
Widowed 9.7%
A total of 3,485 people in Truro have never been married (which represents 30.8% of the population). Wedded people in Truro (4,070 locals) account for 36% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 1,235 people).

What are the employment statistics in Truro?

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Unemployment rate 15.9%
% of Total
Management 60 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 745 12.5%
Natural and applied sciences 305 5.1%
Health 630 10.6%
Education, law, community and government services 845 14.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 135 2.3%
Sales and service 1,870 31.3%
Trades and transport 880 14.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 125 2.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 375 6.3%
Management 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 12.5%
Natural and applied sciences 5.1%
Health 10.6%
Education, law, community and government services 14.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.3%
Sales and service 31.3%
Trades and transport 14.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.1%
Manufacturing and utilities 6.3%
Truro has an unemployment rate of 15.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Truro, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (1,870 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (880 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (845 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Truro?

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% of Total
English 12,415 98.6%
French 120 1.0%
English and French 20 0.2%
Neither English nor French 40 0.3%
The majority of Truro residents (that’s 98.6%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Truro?

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Median household income $54,800
Median after-tax household income $49,600
The median household income in Truro is $54,800, while the median after-tax household income sits at $49,600 per year.

How many households are there in Truro?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 6,350
Owned households 2,700 42.5%
Rented households 3,650 57.5%
Owned households 42.5%
Rented households 57.5%

Household size

Average household size 2.0
% of Total
1 person 2,725 42.9%
2 person 2,200 34.6%
3 person 730 11.5%
4 person 465 7.3%
5 person 230 3.6%
1 person 42.9%
2 person 34.6%
3 person 11.5%
4 person 7.3%
5 person 3.6%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 1,210 19.1%
35 to 44 825 13.0%
45 to 54 935 14.7%
55 to 64 1,180 18.6%
Over 65 2,195 34.6%
Under 34 19.1%
35 to 44 13.0%
45 to 54 14.7%
55 to 64 18.6%
Over 65 34.6%
There is a total of 6,350 households in Truro, 42.5% of which are owner-occupied and 57.5% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Truro is 2.0 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (2,725 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (2,200 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Truro, at 34.6%.

What are the housing characteristics in Truro?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,520 24.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 1,050 16.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 905 14.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 770 12.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 610 9.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 470 7.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 585 9.2%
After 2011 430 6.8%
Before 1945 24.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 16.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.3%
Between 1971 and 1980 12.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 9.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 7.4%
Between 2001 and 2010 9.2%
After 2011 6.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 30 0.5%
1 bedroom 1,330 21.0%
2 bedrooms 2,310 36.4%
3 bedrooms 1,725 27.2%
4 or more bedroom 950 15.0%
No bedrooms 0.5%
1 bedroom 21.0%
2 bedrooms 36.4%
2 bedrooms 27.2%
4 or more bedroom 15.0%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 2,585 40.7%
Apartments 5 0.1%
Attached homes 3,665 57.7%
Movable homes 100 1.6%
Single-detached homes 40.7%
Apartments 0.1%
Attached homes 57.7%
Movable homes 1.6%
Median home value $194,000
Average home value $219,200

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 4,200 66.2%
Major repairs 530 8.4%
Minor repairs 1,615 25.4%
Regular maintenance 66.2%
Minor repairs 25.4%
Major repairs 8.4%
Single-detached houses account for 40.7% of the residential buildings in Truro. Apartments make up 0.1% of the Truro housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $194,000 and the average figure sits at $219,200. Of all the properties in Truro, 2 bedrooms units include 2,310 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 1,725 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (66.2%) and minor repairs (25.4%).

What is the education level in Truro?

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% of Total
No diploma 2,000 18.6%
High school diploma 3,320 30.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 745 6.9%
College diploma 2,015 18.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 230 2.1%
University degree 2,455 22.8%
No diploma 18.6%
High school diploma 30.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.9%
College diploma 18.7%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.1%
University degree 22.8%
Approximately 30.8% of the population in Truro has a high school diploma (that’s 3,320 residents). Truro locals holding a college diploma (2,015 people) account for 18.7% of the resident pool. Additionally, 22.8% of them hold a university degree (2,455 people).

What is the average commute time in Truro?

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Average commute time 16 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 3,795 84.5%
By public transit 10 0.2%
By bicycle/by walking 560 12.5%
By other methods 125 2.8%
By car, truck or van 84.5%
By public transit 0.2%
By bicycle/by walking 12.5%
By other methods 2.8%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 2,495 64.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 1,285 33.2%
Commute to a different province 95 2.4%
Commute within the same municipality 64.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 33.2%
Commute to a different province 2.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 2,875 64.2%
15 to 29 minutes 915 20.4%
30 to 44 minutes 250 5.6%
45 to 59 minutes 185 4.1%
More than 60 minutes 250 5.6%
Less than 15 minutes 64.2%
15 to 29 minutes 20.4%
30 to 44 minutes 5.6%
45 to 59 minutes 4.1%
More than 60 minutes 5.6%
Most employed people in Truro (2,875 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (915 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Truro is 16 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Truro 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.