Demographics in Charlottetown, PE

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

What is the population of Charlottetown?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 41,881 2.4%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 36,095
Male population 16,875 46.8%
Female population 19,220 53.2%
Average age 42.7
Male population 46.8%
Female population 53.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 5,010 13.9%
15 to 24 5,025 13.9%
25 to 34 4,835 13.4%
35 to 44 4,160 11.5%
45 to 54 4,850 13.4%
55 to 64 5,115 14.2%
Over 65 7,100 19.7%
Under 14 13.9%
15 to 24 13.9%
25 to 34 13.4%
35 to 44 11.5%
45 to 54 13.4%
55 to 64 14.2%
Over 65 19.7%
There are 36,095 residents in Charlottetown, with an average age of 42.7. Males make up 46.8% of the population, while females account for 53.2%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Charlottetown (7,100 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (5,115 people).

What is the marital status of Charlottetown residents?

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% of Total
Married 12,875 41.4%
Common law 2,845 9.2%
Single 9,880 31.8%
Separated 985 3.2%
Divorced 2,130 6.8%
Widowed 2,365 7.6%
Married 41.4%
Common law 9.2%
Single 31.8%
Separated 3.2%
Divorced 6.8%
Widowed 7.6%
A total of 9,880 people in Charlottetown have never been married (which represents 31.8% of the population). Wedded people in Charlottetown (12,875 locals) account for 41.4% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.2% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 2,845 people).

What are the employment statistics in Charlottetown?

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Unemployment rate 10.5%
% of Total
Management 1,745 10.2%
Business, finance and administration 2,770 16.2%
Natural and applied sciences 1,200 7.0%
Health 1,395 8.2%
Education, law, community and government services 2,380 14.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 550 3.2%
Sales and service 4,720 27.7%
Trades and transport 1,635 9.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 270 1.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 395 2.3%
Management 10.2%
Business, finance and administration 16.2%
Natural and applied sciences 7.0%
Health 8.2%
Education, law, community and government services 14.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.2%
Sales and service 27.7%
Trades and transport 9.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.3%
Charlottetown has an unemployment rate of 10.5%. Regarding the most common jobs in Charlottetown, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (4,720 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (2,770 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (2,380 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Charlottetown?

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% of Total
English 33,730 96.0%
French 705 2.0%
English and French 105 0.3%
Neither English nor French 580 1.6%
The majority of Charlottetown residents (that’s 96%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Charlottetown?

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Median household income $53,736
Median after-tax household income $47,026
The median household income in Charlottetown is $53,736, while the median after-tax household income sits at $47,026 per year.

How many households are there in Charlottetown?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 16,095
Owned households 7,755 48.2%
Rented households 8,340 51.8%
Owned households 48.2%
Rented households 51.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.2
% of Total
1 person 5,700 35.4%
2 person 5,665 35.2%
3 person 2,295 14.2%
4 person 1,650 10.2%
5 person 790 4.9%
1 person 35.4%
2 person 35.2%
3 person 14.2%
4 person 10.2%
5 person 4.9%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 3,460 21.5%
35 to 44 2,290 14.2%
45 to 54 2,755 17.1%
55 to 64 3,205 19.9%
Over 65 4,380 27.2%
Under 34 21.5%
35 to 44 14.2%
45 to 54 17.1%
55 to 64 19.9%
Over 65 27.2%
There is a total of 16,095 households in Charlottetown, 48.2% of which are owner-occupied and 51.8% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Charlottetown is 2.2 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (5,700 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (5,665 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Charlottetown, at 27.2%.

What are the housing characteristics in Charlottetown?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,270 14.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 1,575 9.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 1,970 12.2%
Between 1971 and 1980 3,035 18.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 2,165 13.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 1,775 11.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 2,215 13.8%
After 2011 1,095 6.8%
Before 1945 14.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 9.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 12.2%
Between 1971 and 1980 18.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 13.4%
Between 1991 and 2000 11.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 13.8%
After 2011 6.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 100 0.6%
1 bedroom 2,735 17.0%
2 bedrooms 5,135 31.9%
3 bedrooms 5,080 31.6%
4 or more bedroom 3,050 18.9%
No bedrooms 0.6%
1 bedroom 17.0%
2 bedrooms 31.9%
2 bedrooms 31.6%
4 or more bedroom 18.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 7,165 44.5%
Apartments 45 0.3%
Attached homes 8,625 53.6%
Movable homes 260 1.6%
Single-detached homes 44.5%
Apartments 0.3%
Attached homes 53.6%
Movable homes 1.6%
Median home value $200,284
Average home value $239,450

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 10,845 67.3%
Major repairs 840 5.2%
Minor repairs 4,425 27.5%
Regular maintenance 67.3%
Minor repairs 27.5%
Major repairs 5.2%
Single-detached houses account for 44.5% of the residential buildings in Charlottetown. Apartments make up 0.3% of the Charlottetown housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $200,284 and the average figure sits at $239,450. Of all the properties in Charlottetown, 2 bedrooms units include 5,135 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 5,080 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (67.3%) and minor repairs (27.5%).

What is the education level in Charlottetown?

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% of Total
No diploma 4,515 15.2%
High school diploma 7,670 25.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 1,670 5.6%
College diploma 6,960 23.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 770 2.6%
University degree 8,185 27.5%
No diploma 15.2%
High school diploma 25.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.6%
College diploma 23.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.6%
University degree 27.5%
Approximately 25.8% of the population in Charlottetown has a high school diploma (that’s 7,670 residents). Charlottetown locals holding a college diploma (6,960 people) account for 23.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 27.5% of them hold a university degree (8,185 people).

What is the average commute time in Charlottetown?

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Average commute time 14 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 13,225 82.4%
By public transit 490 3.0%
By bicycle/by walking 2,155 13.4%
By other methods 190 1.2%
By car, truck or van 82.4%
By public transit 3.0%
By bicycle/by walking 13.4%
By other methods 1.2%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 12,565 86.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 1,700 11.7%
Commute to a different province 295 2.0%
Commute within the same municipality 86.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 11.7%
Commute to a different province 2.0%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 10,220 63.6%
15 to 29 minutes 4,230 26.3%
30 to 44 minutes 875 5.4%
45 to 59 minutes 435 2.7%
More than 60 minutes 305 1.9%
Less than 15 minutes 63.6%
15 to 29 minutes 26.3%
30 to 44 minutes 5.4%
45 to 59 minutes 2.7%
More than 60 minutes 1.9%
Most employed people in Charlottetown (10,220 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (4,230 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Charlottetown is 14 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Charlottetown 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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