Demographics in Cornwall, PE

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

What is the population of Cornwall?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 6,570
Male population 3,230 49.2%
Female population 3,340 50.8%
Average age 39.7
Male population 49.2%
Female population 50.8%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 1,155 17.6%
15 to 24 920 14.0%
25 to 34 900 13.7%
35 to 44 850 12.9%
45 to 54 845 12.8%
55 to 64 800 12.2%
Over 65 1,110 16.9%
Under 14 17.6%
15 to 24 14.0%
25 to 34 13.7%
35 to 44 12.9%
45 to 54 12.8%
55 to 64 12.2%
Over 65 16.9%
There are 6,570 residents in Cornwall, with an average age of 39.7. Males make up 49.2% of the population, while females account for 50.8%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Cornwall (1,155 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (1,110 people).

What is the marital status of Cornwall residents?

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% of Total
Married 2,685 49.5%
Common law 590 10.9%
Single 1,475 27.2%
Separated 135 2.5%
Divorced 295 5.4%
Widowed 240 4.4%
Married 49.5%
Common law 10.9%
Single 27.2%
Separated 2.5%
Divorced 5.4%
Widowed 4.4%
A total of 1,475 people in Cornwall have never been married (which represents 27.2% of the population). Wedded people in Cornwall (2,685 locals) account for 49.5% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.9% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 590 people).

What are the employment statistics in Cornwall?

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Unemployment rate 7.8%
% of Total
Management 40 1.1%
Business, finance and administration 610 16.6%
Natural and applied sciences 310 8.5%
Health 325 8.9%
Education, law, community and government services 595 16.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 75 2.0%
Sales and service 905 24.7%
Trades and transport 610 16.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 95 2.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 100 2.7%
Management 1.1%
Business, finance and administration 16.6%
Natural and applied sciences 8.5%
Health 8.9%
Education, law, community and government services 16.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.0%
Sales and service 24.7%
Trades and transport 16.6%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.7%
Cornwall has an unemployment rate of 7.8%. Regarding the most common jobs in Cornwall, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (905 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (610 individuals) and Trades and transport (610 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Cornwall?

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% of Total
English 6,385 97.1%
French 145 2.2%
English and French 10 0.2%
Neither English nor French 35 0.5%
The majority of Cornwall residents (that’s 97.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Cornwall?

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Median household income $85,000
Median after-tax household income $73,500
The median household income in Cornwall is $85,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $73,500 per year.

How many households are there in Cornwall?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 2,645
Owned households 1,765 66.7%
Rented households 880 33.3%
Owned households 66.7%
Rented households 33.3%

Household size

Average household size 2.5
% of Total
1 person 620 23.4%
2 person 995 37.6%
3 person 430 16.3%
4 person 410 15.5%
5 person 190 7.2%
1 person 23.4%
2 person 37.6%
3 person 16.3%
4 person 15.5%
5 person 7.2%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 525 19.9%
35 to 44 490 18.6%
45 to 54 465 17.6%
55 to 64 445 16.9%
Over 65 715 27.1%
Under 34 19.9%
35 to 44 18.6%
45 to 54 17.6%
55 to 64 16.9%
Over 65 27.1%
There is a total of 2,645 households in Cornwall, 66.7% of which are owner-occupied and 33.3% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Cornwall is 2.5 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (995 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (620 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Cornwall, at 27.1%.

What are the housing characteristics in Cornwall?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 55 2.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 85 3.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 150 5.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 535 20.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 330 12.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 340 12.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 380 14.4%
After 2011 760 28.8%
Before 1945 2.1%
Between 1946 and 1960 3.2%
Between 1961 and 1970 5.7%
Between 1971 and 1980 20.3%
Between 1981 and 1990 12.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 12.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 14.4%
After 2011 28.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 10 0.4%
1 bedroom 155 5.9%
2 bedrooms 700 26.5%
3 bedrooms 1,005 38.1%
4 or more bedroom 770 29.2%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 5.9%
2 bedrooms 26.5%
2 bedrooms 38.1%
4 or more bedroom 29.2%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 1,610 60.9%
Attached homes 865 32.7%
Movable homes 170 6.4%
Single-detached homes 60.9%
Attached homes 32.7%
Movable homes 6.4%
Median home value $324,000
Average home value $358,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 2,030 76.8%
Major repairs 90 3.4%
Minor repairs 525 19.8%
Regular maintenance 76.8%
Minor repairs 19.8%
Major repairs 3.4%
Single-detached houses account for 60.9% of the residential buildings in Cornwall. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $324,000 and the average figure sits at $358,000. Of all the properties in Cornwall, 3 bedrooms units include 1,005 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 770 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (76.8%) and minor repairs (19.8%).

What is the education level in Cornwall?

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% of Total
No diploma 600 11.2%
High school diploma 1,325 24.6%
Apprenticeship diploma 280 5.2%
College diploma 1,505 28.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 150 2.8%
University degree 1,515 28.2%
No diploma 11.2%
High school diploma 24.6%
Apprenticeship diploma 5.2%
College diploma 28.0%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.8%
University degree 28.2%
Approximately 24.6% of the population in Cornwall has a high school diploma (that’s 1,325 residents). Cornwall locals holding a college diploma (1,505 people) account for 28% of the resident pool. Additionally, 28.2% of them hold a university degree (1,515 people).

What is the average commute time in Cornwall?

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Average commute time 17 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 2,745 94.8%
By public transit 30 1.0%
By bicycle/by walking 40 1.4%
By other methods 80 2.8%
By car, truck or van 94.8%
By public transit 1.0%
By bicycle/by walking 1.4%
By other methods 2.8%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 340 13.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 2,090 84.3%
Commute to a different province 50 2.0%
Commute within the same municipality 13.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 84.3%
Commute to a different province 2.0%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 1,140 39.2%
15 to 29 minutes 1,415 48.7%
30 to 44 minutes 210 7.2%
45 to 59 minutes 70 2.4%
More than 60 minutes 70 2.4%
Less than 15 minutes 39.2%
15 to 29 minutes 48.7%
30 to 44 minutes 7.2%
45 to 59 minutes 2.4%
More than 60 minutes 2.4%
Most employed people in Cornwall (1,415 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute less than 15 min (1,140 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Cornwall is 17 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Cornwall 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.