Cornwall population up by 2.7% from 2016

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By Nick Seebruch
Cornwall population up by 2.7% from 2016

CORNWALL, Ontario – Statistics Canada released data from the 2021 Canadian Census on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 which shows that the City of Cornwall has grown by 2.7 per cent, or more than 1,200 people, since 2016.

“We are very pleased to see our population grow as our economy grows,” Cornwall Mayor Glen Grant told Choose Cornwall. “City Council adopted strategic priorities that speak to population growth, and we look forward to attracting even more new residents and expanding our workforce.”

The total population of the City of Cornwall, as of 2021 when the census was conducted, is 47,845 an increase of 1,256 since the 2016 census.

Cornwall currently sits at its highest confirmed population count ever, beating the previous record of 47,403 set in 1996.

Cornwall’s population density is 777.9 people per sq. kilometer with a total land area of 61.5 sq. kilometers.

There were 22,214 private dwellings as of 2021, with 21,386 being occupied by residents of Cornwall.

The United Counties of SD&G, saw more modest growth than the City of Cornwall with the United Counties as a whole sitting at 114,637 residents as of 2021, just a one per cent increase from 2016.

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