Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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FAST FACTS - City of Kawartha Lakes

Location

The City of Kawartha Lakes is located on the northeast border of the Greater Toronto Area. The land area is 3,059 square kilometers (755,895 acres) composed of a mix of urban and rural areas with over 60 'named' lakes (there are actually over 250 lakes). The major urban areas in order of population count are Lindsay (20,050), Bobcaygeon (3,150) and Fenelon Falls (2,800). The Trent-Severn Waterway traverses through the center of the City via a network of navigable rivers and locks linking the Pigeon, Sturgeon, Cameron, Balsam, Mitchell, Scugog and Canal lakes.

Distance from Major Cities and Border Crossings to City of Kawartha Lakes

From

To Central City of Kawartha Lakes

 Est. Distance (km)Est. Distance (miles)Est. Driving Time
Montreal, QC
5123186 hrs
Windsor, ON4903055 hrs 45 min
Sarnia, ON4002495 hrs
Fort Erie, ON2851773 hrs 30 min
Niagara Falls,ON
2601623 hrs 15 min
Gananoque, ON2201372 hrs 45 min
Toronto, ON131<811 hrs 30 min


Population Growth


Recorded Growth


YearPopulation
198652,599
199163,332
199667,926
200169,179
200674,561
201173,214
Source: Statistics Canada, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Census


Demographics

2011 Census Population: City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, and Canada by Age Group


City of Kawartha Lakes

 %

 Ontario

 %

 Canada

%

Total Population73,214
-
12,851,821
-
33,476,688

0 - 4 years3,130
4.2
704,260
5.5
1,877,095
5.6
5 - 14 years7,045
9.6
1,476,510
11.5
3,730,250
11.1
15 - 19 years4,690
6.4
863,635
6.7
2,178,135
6.5
20 - 24 years3,770
5.1
852,910
6.6
2,187,450
6.5
25 - 44 years14,080
19.2
3,383,895
26.3
6,875,300
20.5
45 - 54 years12,165
16.6
2,062,020
16
5,334,095
15.9
55 - 64 years12,335
16.8
1,630,275
12.7
4,393,305
13.1
65 - 74 years 8,615
11.8
1,004,265
7.8
2,674,780
8.0
75 - 84 years5,360
7.3
627,660
4.9
1,624,770
4.9
85 years and over2,040
2.3
246,400
1.9
645,515
1.9
Median Age of the Population48.4
-
40.4
-
40.6
-
% of the population aged 15 and over86.1
-
82.2
-
83.2
-
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census

 

2011 Census Population: City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, and Canada

Characteristics Population and Dwelling Count

City of Kawartha Lakes

Ontario

Canada

 Population in 201173, 214
12,851,821
33,476,688
 Population in 2006 74,561 12,160,282 31,612,897
 Population in 2001 69,179 11,410,046 30,007,094
 % Change, 2006 to 2011 -1.8 5.7 5.9
 Total Private Dwellings 37,161 5,308,785 13,320,614
 Population Density per sq. km.237
14.1 3.7
 Land Area (sq. km.)3,083.6
908,607.67
8,965,121.42
 Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census


 2006 and 2011* Census Population: According to Former Towns and Townships of Victoria County

CommunityPopulationCommunityPopulation
Bexley1,510Manvers6,290
Bobcaygeon3,530*Mariposa8,645
Carden1,030Omemee1,247*
Dalton520Ops4,460
Eldon3,540Somerville2,545
Emily8,215Sturgeon Point120
Fenelon6,680Verulam4,875
Fenelon Falls2,,040*Woodville857*
Laxton Digby
  
Longford1,195  
Lindsay20,354*  


Industrial and Commercial Development

Real Estate Costs

  • Approximate cost per acre of land ranges from $30,000 to $65,000.
  • Industrial Rental Rates: Lease cost per square foot net: $3.00 - $4.50. TMI: $1.50.
  • Commercial Office Space Rental Rates: $10.00 to $18.00 per sq. ft. net.

Industry Profile

Regional Unemployment Percentage Rates: 2008 to 2013

 
 Month                     
 Jan.Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct.Nov.Dec.
2008 7.7 8.4 9.4 9.1 8.0 6.4   5.0 4.9 4.5 4.9
2009 5.4 6.0 7.8 9.0 9.2 8.0 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.6 8.2 8.7
2010 6.0 9.4 10.3 9.1 8.6 9.38.7
 8.6 7.97.3
7.9
7.0
201111.0
11.4
10.6
9.9
9.3
8.8
8.3
8.3
7.9
7.3
7.9
7.0
2012
7.6
8.1
8.7
9.0
8.2
7.4
6.1
6.2
6.7
7.0
6.8
7.2
20138.1
8.7










SourceService Canada, Muskoka-Kawarthas Labour Market Monitor                    
 
 
 

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