Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Fogo Island, a town in Canada with a land area of 238.25 km2 and has a population density of 8.90 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Fogo Island is around 2,117 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Fogo Island in 2021 census have decreased -5.66% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
2,2442,117 --5.66%

Population By Genders

Of the 2,117 total population in Fogo Island, the largest gender is female with around 1,060 women within the population.

1,0551,060 -0.47%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 2,244 population in Fogo Island, majority of them are in the age of 60 to 64 years years old, with 12.80% of them are male and 10.80% female. While the median age of the whole population is 56.40.

0 to 4 years25 2.40%20 1.90% 20.00%50 2.40%
5 to 9 years45 4.30%35 3.30% 22.22%85 4.00%
10 to 14 years55 5.20%55 5.20% 0.00%115 5.40%
15 to 19 years55 5.20%45 4.20% 18.18%100 4.70%
20 to 24 years40 3.80%15 1.40% 62.50%50 2.40%
25 to 29 years25 2.40%25 2.40% 0.00%50 2.40%
30 to 34 years20 1.90%40 3.80% 50.00%60 2.80%
35 to 39 years45 4.30%45 4.20% 0.00%90 4.20%
40 to 44 years50 4.70%70 6.60% 28.57%120 5.70%
45 to 49 years55 5.20%60 5.70% 8.33%115 5.40%
50 to 54 years80 7.60%90 8.50% 11.11%170 8.00%
55 to 59 years100 9.50%115 10.80% 13.04%215 10.10%
60 to 64 years135 12.80%115 10.80% 14.81%250 11.80%
65 to 69 years120 11.40%115 10.80% 4.17%230 10.80%
70 to 74 years90 8.50%85 8.00% 5.56%175 8.30%
75 to 79 years65 6.20%65 6.10% 0.00%130 6.10%
80 to 84 years30 2.80%50 4.70% 40.00%75 3.50%
85 years and over15 1.40%20 1.90% 25.00%35 1.70%
85 to 89 years10 0.90%15 1.40% 33.33%30 1.40%
90 to 94 years5 0.50%5 0.50% 0.00%5 0.20%
95 to 99 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%
100 years and over0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Fogo Island are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

0 to 14 years12.30%10.40%11.60%
15 to 64 years57.80%58.00%57.80%
65 years and over29.90%31.60%30.70%
Average age of the population49.60%51.50%50.60%
Median age of the population56.40%56.40%56.40%

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Population of Fogo Island by Ethnicity and Origin

In Fogo Island, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Fogo Island embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Fogo Island's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Fogo Island.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)7.58%6.31%6.95%
Christian, n.i.e.2.37%2.91%2.64%
North American1.90%1.94%1.92%
British Isles1.42%0.97%1.44%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Fogo Island, which totals 2,244, the majority, consisting of 915 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 2 persons.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person25513.30%
2 persons46524.20%
3 persons1206.25%
4 persons854.45%
5 or more persons351.80%

Income in Fogo Island

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Fogo Island, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Fogo Island is $33,600 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Fogo Island is $62,400 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Fogo Island provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Fogo Island.

Education Levels in Fogo Island

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Fogo Island.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher702252909.55%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate41552594030.75%
No certificate, diploma or degree50538588528.25%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree6305751,20540.90%

Employment in Fogo Island

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Fogo Island's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 13.90% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate40.91%
Unemployment rate13.90%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Fogo Island working as an employee. Most of them (48.30%) are working temporary position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Fogo Island working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Fogo Island. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (17%) in Fogo Island are working in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting1254517%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1502%
Wholesale trade000%
Retail trade35609%
Transportation and warehousing75159%
Information and cultural industries000%
Finance and insurance1502%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services1002%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services0102%
Educational services10455%
Health care and social assistance0859%
Arts, entertainment and recreation000%
Accommodation and food services356510%
Other services (except public administration)0152%
Public administration45207%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Fogo Island. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home1025405.20%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%
No fixed workplace address2156527535.90%
Usual place of work17028045058.80%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Fogo Island travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes45.10%
15 to 29 minutes34.70%
30 to 44 minutes11.80%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%
60 minutes and over8.30%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Fogo Island offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Fogo Island area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Fogo Island, the most used official language is English. Around 2,090 people in the area speak English.

English and French0
Neither English nor French0


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Fogo Island is Christian. Around 1,995 people in Fogo Island are Christian (1,015 males and 1,015 females).