Demographics in Kingston, ON

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

What is the population of Kingston?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 132,480
Male population 64,095 48.4%
Female population 68,385 51.6%
Average age 42.7
Male population 48.4%
Female population 51.6%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 18,730 14.1%
15 to 24 17,225 13.0%
25 to 34 19,765 14.9%
35 to 44 16,150 12.2%
45 to 54 14,815 11.2%
55 to 64 17,895 13.5%
Over 65 27,900 21.1%
Under 14 14.1%
15 to 24 13.0%
25 to 34 14.9%
35 to 44 12.2%
45 to 54 11.2%
55 to 64 13.5%
Over 65 21.1%
There are 132,480 residents in Kingston, with an average age of 42.7. Males make up 48.4% of the population, while females account for 51.6%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Kingston (27,900 individuals), followed by those aged 25 to 34 (19,765 people).

What is the marital status of Kingston residents?

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% of Total
Married 46,585 41.0%
Common law 13,300 11.7%
Single 35,605 31.3%
Separated 3,455 3.0%
Divorced 7,835 6.9%
Widowed 6,975 6.1%
Married 41.0%
Common law 11.7%
Single 31.3%
Separated 3.0%
Divorced 6.9%
Widowed 6.1%
A total of 35,605 people in Kingston have never been married (which represents 31.3% of the population). Wedded people in Kingston (46,585 locals) account for 41% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 11.7% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 13,300 people).

What are the employment statistics in Kingston?

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Unemployment rate 13.2%
% of Total
Management 670 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 9,380 14.4%
Natural and applied sciences 4,755 7.3%
Health 7,860 12.1%
Education, law, community and government services 13,005 20.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,915 2.9%
Sales and service 17,430 26.8%
Trades and transport 7,910 12.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 780 1.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 1,405 2.2%
Management 1.0%
Business, finance and administration 14.4%
Natural and applied sciences 7.3%
Health 12.1%
Education, law, community and government services 20.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.9%
Sales and service 26.8%
Trades and transport 12.2%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.2%
Kingston has an unemployment rate of 13.2%. Regarding the most common jobs in Kingston, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (17,430 individuals), followed by those in Education, law, community and government services (13,005 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (9,380 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Kingston?

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% of Total
English 124,345 95.8%
French 4,120 3.2%
English and French 620 0.5%
Neither English nor French 745 0.6%
The majority of Kingston residents (that’s 95.8%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Kingston?

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Median household income $79,000
Median after-tax household income $70,500
The median household income in Kingston is $79,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $70,500 per year.

How many households are there in Kingston?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 57,835
Owned households 32,295 55.8%
Rented households 25,540 44.2%
Owned households 55.8%
Rented households 44.2%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 19,055 33.0%
2 person 20,950 36.2%
3 person 7,960 13.8%
4 person 6,550 11.3%
5 person 3,320 5.7%
1 person 33.0%
2 person 36.2%
3 person 13.8%
4 person 11.3%
5 person 5.7%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 12,895 22.3%
35 to 44 8,680 15.0%
45 to 54 8,435 14.6%
55 to 64 10,615 18.4%
Over 65 17,205 29.8%
Under 34 22.3%
35 to 44 15.0%
45 to 54 14.6%
55 to 64 18.4%
Over 65 29.8%
There is a total of 57,835 households in Kingston, 55.8% of which are owner-occupied and 44.2% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Kingston is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (20,950 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (19,055 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Kingston, at 29.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in Kingston?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 5,535 9.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 6,900 11.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 8,115 14.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 9,950 17.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 8,650 15.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 6,470 11.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 6,530 11.3%
After 2011 5,695 9.8%
Before 1945 9.6%
Between 1946 and 1960 11.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.0%
Between 1971 and 1980 17.2%
Between 1981 and 1990 15.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 11.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 11.3%
After 2011 9.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 410 0.7%
1 bedroom 8,385 14.5%
2 bedrooms 15,385 26.6%
3 bedrooms 19,800 34.2%
4 or more bedroom 13,855 24.0%
No bedrooms 0.7%
1 bedroom 14.5%
2 bedrooms 26.6%
2 bedrooms 34.2%
4 or more bedroom 24.0%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 27,790 48.0%
Apartments 9,745 16.8%
Attached homes 20,110 34.8%
Movable homes 190 0.3%
Single-detached homes 48.0%
Apartments 16.8%
Attached homes 34.8%
Movable homes 0.3%
Median home value $500,000
Average home value $533,500

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 38,930 67.3%
Major repairs 3,775 6.5%
Minor repairs 15,130 26.2%
Regular maintenance 67.3%
Minor repairs 26.2%
Major repairs 6.5%
Single-detached houses account for 48% of the residential buildings in Kingston. Apartments make up 16.8% of the Kingston housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $500,000 and the average figure sits at $533,500. Of all the properties in Kingston, 3 bedrooms units include 19,800 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 15,385 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (67.3%) and minor repairs (26.2%).

What is the education level in Kingston?

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% of Total
No diploma 13,020 11.8%
High school diploma 31,590 28.6%
Apprenticeship diploma 4,865 4.4%
College diploma 25,200 22.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,855 1.7%
University degree 33,875 30.7%
No diploma 11.8%
High school diploma 28.6%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.4%
College diploma 22.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.7%
University degree 30.7%
Approximately 28.6% of the population in Kingston has a high school diploma (that’s 31,590 residents). Kingston locals holding a college diploma (25,200 people) account for 22.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 30.7% of them hold a university degree (33,875 people).

What is the average commute time in Kingston?

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Average commute time 18 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 35,135 81.5%
By public transit 2,680 6.2%
By bicycle/by walking 4,325 10.0%
By other methods 990 2.3%
By car, truck or van 81.5%
By public transit 6.2%
By bicycle/by walking 10.0%
By other methods 2.3%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 33,320 89.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 3,830 10.3%
Commute to a different province 155 0.4%
Commute within the same municipality 89.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 10.3%
Commute to a different province 0.4%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 18,470 42.8%
15 to 29 minutes 18,150 42.1%
30 to 44 minutes 4,220 9.8%
45 to 59 minutes 1,085 2.5%
More than 60 minutes 1,205 2.8%
Less than 15 minutes 42.8%
15 to 29 minutes 42.1%
30 to 44 minutes 9.8%
45 to 59 minutes 2.5%
More than 60 minutes 2.8%
Most employed people in Kingston (18,470 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (18,150 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Kingston is 18 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Kingston 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.

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