Demographics in Windsor, ON

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

What is the population of Windsor?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 235,428 0.9%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 217,190
Male population 106,065 48.8%
Female population 111,125 51.2%
Average age 41.2
Male population 48.8%
Female population 51.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 35,430 16.3%
15 to 24 29,350 13.5%
25 to 34 27,490 12.7%
35 to 44 26,390 12.2%
45 to 54 31,180 14.4%
55 to 64 29,065 13.4%
Over 65 38,290 17.6%
Under 14 16.3%
15 to 24 13.5%
25 to 34 12.7%
35 to 44 12.2%
45 to 54 14.4%
55 to 64 13.4%
Over 65 17.6%
There are 217,190 residents in Windsor, with an average age of 41.2. Males make up 48.8% of the population, while females account for 51.2%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Windsor (38,290 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (35,430 people).

What is the marital status of Windsor residents?

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% of Total
Married 78,300 43.1%
Common law 13,830 7.6%
Single 56,765 31.2%
Separated 6,445 3.6%
Divorced 14,280 7.9%
Widowed 12,145 6.7%
Married 43.1%
Common law 7.6%
Single 31.2%
Separated 3.6%
Divorced 7.9%
Widowed 6.7%
A total of 56,765 people in Windsor have never been married (which represents 31.2% of the population). Wedded people in Windsor (78,300 locals) account for 43.1% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 7.6% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 13,830 people).

What are the employment statistics in Windsor?

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Unemployment rate 9.2%
% of Total
Management 6,815 7.4%
Business, finance and administration 11,825 12.8%
Natural and applied sciences 6,230 6.7%
Health 7,465 8.1%
Education, law, community and government services 9,410 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,860 2.0%
Sales and service 24,025 26.0%
Trades and transport 13,330 14.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,090 1.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 10,485 11.3%
Management 7.4%
Business, finance and administration 12.8%
Natural and applied sciences 6.7%
Health 8.1%
Education, law, community and government services 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.0%
Sales and service 26.0%
Trades and transport 14.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.2%
Manufacturing and utilities 11.3%
Windsor has an unemployment rate of 9.2%. Regarding the most common jobs in Windsor, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (24,025 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (13,330 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (11,825 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Windsor?

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% of Total
English 202,560 94.2%
French 4,925 2.3%
English and French 2,005 0.9%
Neither English nor French 5,440 2.5%
The majority of Windsor residents (that’s 94.2%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Windsor?

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Median household income $55,450
Median after-tax household income $50,259
The median household income in Windsor is $55,450, while the median after-tax household income sits at $50,259 per year.

How many households are there in Windsor?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 91,635
Owned households 58,225 63.5%
Rented households 33,410 36.5%
Owned households 63.5%
Rented households 36.5%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 31,110 34.0%
2 person 28,815 31.4%
3 person 13,320 14.5%
4 person 10,970 12.0%
5 person 7,410 8.1%
1 person 34.0%
2 person 31.4%
3 person 14.5%
4 person 12.0%
5 person 8.1%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 15,920 17.4%
35 to 44 14,725 16.1%
45 to 54 18,765 20.5%
55 to 64 17,710 19.3%
Over 65 24,520 26.8%
Under 34 17.4%
35 to 44 16.1%
45 to 54 20.5%
55 to 64 19.3%
Over 65 26.8%
There is a total of 91,635 households in Windsor, 63.5% of which are owner-occupied and 36.5% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Windsor is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (31,110 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (28,815 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Windsor, at 26.8%.

What are the housing characteristics in Windsor?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 17,290 18.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 20,540 22.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 13,500 14.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 12,825 14.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 6,345 6.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 9,965 10.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 9,345 10.2%
After 2011 1,830 2.0%
Before 1945 18.9%
Between 1946 and 1960 22.4%
Between 1961 and 1970 14.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 14.0%
Between 1981 and 1990 6.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 10.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 10.2%
After 2011 2.0%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 700 0.8%
1 bedroom 13,955 15.2%
2 bedrooms 23,035 25.1%
3 bedrooms 35,570 38.8%
4 or more bedroom 18,370 20.0%
No bedrooms 0.8%
1 bedroom 15.2%
2 bedrooms 25.1%
2 bedrooms 38.8%
4 or more bedroom 20.0%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 55,295 60.4%
Apartments 12,165 13.3%
Attached homes 24,165 26.4%
Movable homes 5 0.0%
Single-detached homes 60.4%
Apartments 13.3%
Attached homes 26.4%
Median home value $179,382
Average home value $204,510

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 62,440 68.1%
Major repairs 6,805 7.4%
Minor repairs 22,385 24.4%
Regular maintenance 68.1%
Minor repairs 24.4%
Major repairs 7.4%
Single-detached houses account for 60.4% of the residential buildings in Windsor. Apartments make up 13.3% of the Windsor housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $179,382 and the average figure sits at $204,510. Of all the properties in Windsor, 3 bedrooms units include 35,570 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 23,035 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (68.1%) and minor repairs (24.4%).

What is the education level in Windsor?

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% of Total
No diploma 33,830 18.9%
High school diploma 57,110 32.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 10,635 6.0%
College diploma 36,290 20.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3,370 1.9%
University degree 37,355 20.9%
No diploma 18.9%
High school diploma 32.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.0%
College diploma 20.3%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1.9%
University degree 20.9%
Approximately 32% of the population in Windsor has a high school diploma (that’s 57,110 residents). Windsor locals holding a college diploma (36,290 people) account for 20.3% of the resident pool. Additionally, 20.9% of them hold a university degree (37,355 people).

What is the average commute time in Windsor?

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Average commute time 18 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 75,220 88.2%
By public transit 4,375 5.1%
By bicycle/by walking 4,780 5.6%
By other methods 885 1.0%
By car, truck or van 88.2%
By public transit 5.1%
By bicycle/by walking 5.6%
By other methods 1.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 60,310 78.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 16,360 21.3%
Commute to a different province 140 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 78.5%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 21.3%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 32,845 38.5%
15 to 29 minutes 40,275 47.2%
30 to 44 minutes 7,720 9.0%
45 to 59 minutes 2,535 3.0%
More than 60 minutes 1,885 2.2%
Less than 15 minutes 38.5%
15 to 29 minutes 47.2%
30 to 44 minutes 9.0%
45 to 59 minutes 3.0%
More than 60 minutes 2.2%
Most employed people in Windsor (40,275 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (32,845 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Windsor is 18 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Windsor 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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