Kentville, Nova Scotia Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Kentville. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 17.08 km2. The town has a population density of 388.20 people per km2.

We highlight the Kentville 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, Kentville has a population of around 6,630 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 5.72%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
6,2716,630 +5.72%

Population By Genders

The male population of Kentville is around 3,115 while the female population is around 3,515.

Of the 6,630 total population in Kentville, the largest gender is female with around 3,515 women within the population.

3,1153,515 +11.38%

Population by Age Characteristics

Kentville has an aging population. The majority of the population is people aged 60 to 64 years old, accounting for 7.00% of the total population. The town median age is 45.60.

60 to 64 years225 7.20%240 6.80% 6.25%465 7.00%
65 to 69 years200 6.40%255 7.30% 21.57%455 6.90%
55 to 59 years195 6.30%250 7.10% 22.00%445 6.70%
40 to 44 years205 6.60%225 6.40% 8.89%430 6.50%
20 to 24 years235 7.50%195 5.50% 17.02%425 6.40%
50 to 54 years200 6.40%230 6.50% 13.04%425 6.40%
35 to 39 years190 6.10%200 5.70% 5.00%395 6.00%
70 to 74 years180 5.80%210 6.00% 14.29%390 5.90%
45 to 49 years180 5.80%210 6.00% 14.29%385 5.80%
15 to 19 years185 5.90%190 5.40% 2.63%375 5.70%
25 to 29 years185 5.90%185 5.30% 0.00%370 5.60%
30 to 34 years175 5.60%190 5.40% 7.89%365 5.50%
10 to 14 years175 5.60%155 4.40% 11.43%335 5.10%
5 to 9 years155 5.00%160 4.60% 3.13%305 4.60%
85 years and over100 3.20%200 5.70% 50.00%300 4.50%
75 to 79 years115 3.70%180 5.10% 36.11%295 4.40%
0 to 4 years145 4.70%125 3.60% 13.79%270 4.10%
80 to 84 years90 2.90%110 3.10% 18.18%200 3.00%
85 to 89 years65 2.10%105 3.00% 38.10%165 2.50%
90 to 94 years30 1.00%75 2.10% 60.00%105 1.60%
Median age of the population43 43.20%48 48.00% 10.42%46 45.60%

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 61.50% of the population. The other age groups, 65 years and over and 0 to 14 years, account for 24.70% and 13.70%, respectively.

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

Average age of the population43.00%46.90%45.10%
65 years and over21.80%27.20%24.70%
0 to 14 years15.10%12.50%13.70%

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Population of Kentville by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Kentville is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Kentville 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 English, which accounts for 25.37% of the total population, followed by Scottish (23.72%), Irish (19.72%), Canadian (15.55%), and German (11.70%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include European, French, Caucasian (White), Dutch, and British Isles.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)5.45%6.91%6.21%
British Isles4.29%4.20%4.24%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 1,705 of Kentville's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 18.25% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 17.35% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 6.60%, 5.60%, and 2.10%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons1,08018.25%
1 person1,02517.35%
3 persons3906.60%
4 persons3305.60%
5 or more persons1252.10%

Income in Kentville

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Kentville is $38,000.

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 Kentville population or around 4,340 people falls in the $10,000 to $29,999 group. The next largest groups are the $30,000 to $49,999, and $50,000 to $79,999 with around 3,605 and 2,815 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Kentville's median household income is $68,500, 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 Kentville

This data sheds light on the distribution of Kentville 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.

64.80% or most of the Kentville population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 31.10% of the population has a Bachelor's degree or higher, 23.05% has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 12.15% has No certificate, diploma or degree.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree2,5153,0555,56064.80%
Bachelor's degree or higher1,0951,5502,65031.10%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate1,0659702,04523.05%
No certificate, diploma or degree5455901,13512.15%

Employment in Kentville

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Kentville. 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 5.59% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate53.71%
Unemployment rate5.59%

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 Kentville's population (around 70.00%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 205 men and 170 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 370.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Kentville has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (19%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Retail trade sector comes second at 12%, followed by Manufacturing at 9%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance15547019%
Retail trade19019512%
Educational services1201609%
Public administration155958%
Accommodation and food services1001107%
Professional, scientific and technical services80905%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services115605%
Transportation and warehousing145155%
Other services (except public administration)25703%
Finance and insurance35603%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting45252%
Wholesale trade55102%
Information and cultural industries35202%
Real estate and rental and leasing25201%
Arts, entertainment and recreation20151%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction000%
Management of companies and enterprises000%

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 work1,1101,0052,11572.20%
Worked at home23028051017.40%
No fixed workplace address20510030510.40%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%


The data sheds light on how Kentville 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 Kentville residents and sustainable urban planning.

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Kentville 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 minutes53.80%
15 to 29 minutes32.30%
30 to 44 minutes7.00%
60 minutes and over5.60%
45 to 59 minutes1.00%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Kentvilleshed 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 Kentville'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 Kentville. About 6,255 people living in the province speak English, 100 people speak French, 10 people speak English and French language, and 10 people speak Neither English nor French language.

English and French10
Neither English nor French10


Kentville is predominantly Christian. About 3,230 of its population is Christian (1,420 males and 1,420 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Sikh with 1.0% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Hindu and Buddhist, both represent 0.4% and 0.2% of the population, while Jewish represent 0.2% of the population.