Riverhead, Newfoundland and Labrador Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Riverhead. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 101.84 km2. The town has a population density of 1.60 people per km2.

We highlight the Riverhead town's various population characteristics. From gender, age distribution, ethnicity, household and dwelling, and income to spoken languages, occupation, and religion.

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Population Characteristics

According to the latest census, Riverhead has a population of around 165 people. The town's population is in decreased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has decreased by -10.81%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
185165 --10.81%

Population By Genders

The male population of Riverhead is around 80 while the female population is around 85.

Of the 165 total population in Riverhead, the largest gender is female with around 85 women within the population.

8085 -5.88%

Population by Age Characteristics

Riverhead has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 65 to 69 years old, accounting for 21.20% of the total population. The town median age is 60.00.

Median age of the population62 62.40%59 59.20% 4.81%60 60.00%
Average age of the population56 56.00%55 55.20% 1.79%56 55.60%
65 to 69 years15 18.80%20 23.50% 25.00%35 21.20%
55 to 59 years15 18.80%15 17.60% 0.00%25 15.20%
50 to 54 years5 6.30%15 17.60% 66.67%20 12.10%
60 to 64 years5 6.30%10 11.80% 50.00%20 12.10%
70 to 74 years10 12.50%5 5.90% 50.00%15 9.10%
5 to 9 years5 6.30%0 0.00% 100.00%10 6.10%
45 to 49 years5 6.30%5 5.90% 0.00%10 6.10%
75 to 79 years10 12.50%5 5.90% 50.00%10 6.10%
0 to 4 years0 0.00%5 5.90% 100.00%5 3.00%
15 to 19 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%5 3.00%
30 to 34 years5 6.30%5 5.90% 0.00%5 3.00%
35 to 39 years5 6.30%5 5.90% 0.00%5 3.00%
40 to 44 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%5 3.00%
85 years and over5 6.30%0 0.00% 100.00%5 3.00%
85 to 89 years5 6.30%0 0.00% 100.00%5 3.00%
85 years and over6 6.30%0 0.00% 95.24%3 3.00%
10 to 14 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

If the town's population is divided into broader age groups, most of the population falls into the 15 to 64 years age group. The group accounts for 51.50% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 15 to 64 years, account for 39.40% and 51.50%, respectively.

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


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Population of Riverhead by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Riverhead is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Riverhead is inclusive and accepts various ethnic groups with open arms. Furthermore, the province appreciates the unique contributions that each ethnicity brings.

The top 5 ethnicities and origins in the province are Irish, which accounts for 56.52% of the total population, followed by Canadian (23.91%), English (17.39%), French (4.35%), and British Isles (4.35%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Burundian, Tigrinya, Nicaraguan, Mauritian, and Kenyan.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles7.69%0.00%4.35%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 85 of Riverhead's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 19.45% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 16.65% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 5.55%, 2.80%, and 0.00%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons3519.45%
1 person3016.65%
3 persons105.55%
4 persons52.80%
5 or more persons00.00%

Income in Riverhead

Analyzing income distribution in Riverhead can help us better understand its socioeconomic dynamics.

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Riverhead is $0.

A region's per capita data sheds light on the average income earned per person living in it. Since per capita income is calculated by dividing the region's total income by its population, it quantifies the population's economic situation on an individual basis.

Such data offers insights into the town's economic performance, spread of income across individuals, quality of life, as well as disparities within its borders.

Most of Riverhead population or around 0 people falls in the Under $10,000 group. The next largest groups are the Under $10,000, and Under $10,000 with around 0 and 0 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Riverhead's median household income is $0, according to 2020 data.

The data provides important insights into the town's economic landscape as well as the living standards of its population.

Analyzing such data enables researchers, policymakers, and businesses to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the town's income distribution, disparities, and trends.

Education Levels in Riverhead

This data sheds light on the distribution of Riverhead residents across educational milestones.

Such information is crucial in shaping the province’s policies on education, workforce development strategies, and initiatives that aim to improve access to quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities.

51.50% or most of the Riverhead population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 34.20% of the population has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, 13.10% has a No certificate, diploma or degree, and 3.65% has Bachelor's degree or higher.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree957015551.50%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate456011034.20%
No certificate, diploma or degree35154513.10%
Bachelor's degree or higher100153.65%

Employment in Riverhead

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Riverhead. It encompasses a wide range of sectors, industries, as well as job categories.

The data shows that the unemployment rate in Newfoundland and Labrador is at 12.20% which is very high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate29.27%
Unemployment rate12.20%

Working as an Employee

The table shows the data on the total number of individuals in the town who work as an employee. The majority of Riverhead's population (around 56.30%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 0 men and 0 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 0.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The Riverhead industry employment sector census data offers insights into the region's economic landscape. The distribution of employment in Riverhead is categorized and quantified, which reveals the region's economic composition.

Riverhead has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (19%) works in the construction sector. The Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector comes second at 13%, followed by Retail trade at 13%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting10013%
Retail trade10013%
Health care and social assistance01013%
Public administration10013%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction000%
Wholesale trade000%
Transportation and warehousing000%
Information and cultural industries000%
Finance and insurance000%
Real estate and rental and leasing000%
Professional, scientific and technical services000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services000%
Educational services000%
Arts, entertainment and recreation000%
Accommodation and food services000%
Other services (except public administration)000%

Places of Work

The data offers insights into the commuting patterns as well as workplace distribution in the town. It provides a snapshot of workplaces, showing their geographic distribution and the flow of workers across different areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Usual place of work20153558.30%
No fixed workplace address1502541.70%
Worked at home0000.00%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


The data sheds light on how Riverhead residents travel to school or work. It highlights the frequency of different modes of transportation like walking, cycling, carpooling, and public transit.

The data is pivotal in the making of transportation policies as well as the development of transit systems. Ultimately commuting data contributes to improving the quality of life of Riverhead residents and sustainable urban planning.

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Riverhead spend traveling to their workplaces. It also sheds light on the efficiency of the town's public transit systems, and road networks, as well as the accessibility of the town.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes45.50%
60 minutes and over36.40%
30 to 44 minutes18.20%
15 to 29 minutes0.00%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Riverheadshed light on its societal dynamics. It captures the diverse types of marital statuses of the population.

Long-term commitments, such as common-law partnerships, civil unions, and marriages, reflect the town's social fabric. We can gain insights into Riverhead's changing preferences and norms by examining the trends in marital status.

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

Language Spoken

The data below highlights town's linguistic diversity, showing elegances of solo language as well as bilingual harmonies. Other than language, it also shows the cultural landscape in Canada.

English is the most spoken official language in Riverhead. About 165 people living in the province speak English, 0 people speak French, 0 people speak English and French language, and 0 people speak Neither English nor French language.

English and French0
Neither English nor French0


Riverhead is predominantly Christian. About 210 of its population is Christian (115 males and 115 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Buddhist with 0.0% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Hindu and Jewish, both represent 0.0% and 0.0% of the population, while Muslim represent 0.0% of the population.