Truro, Nova Scotia Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Truro, a town in Canada with a land area of 37.52 km2 and has a population density of 345.30 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 Truro is around 12,954 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Truro in 2021 census have increased 5.65% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
12,26112,954 +5.65%

Population By Genders

Of the 12,954 total population in Truro, the largest gender is female with around 6,985 women within the population.

5,9706,985 +14.53%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 12,261 population in Truro, majority of them are in the age of 25 to 29 years years old, with 7.70% of them are male and 6.90% female. While the median age of the whole population is 47.60.

0 to 4 years250 4.20%230 3.30% 8.00%480 3.70%
5 to 9 years305 5.10%275 3.90% 9.84%585 4.50%
10 to 14 years305 5.10%290 4.20% 4.92%600 4.60%
15 to 19 years280 4.70%285 4.10% 1.75%570 4.40%
20 to 24 years405 6.80%405 5.80% 0.00%810 6.30%
25 to 29 years460 7.70%480 6.90% 4.17%945 7.30%
30 to 34 years385 6.40%400 5.70% 3.75%785 6.10%
35 to 39 years350 5.90%385 5.50% 9.09%730 5.60%
40 to 44 years260 4.40%365 5.20% 28.77%625 4.80%
45 to 49 years360 6.00%390 5.60% 7.69%750 5.80%
50 to 54 years375 6.30%395 5.70% 5.06%775 6.00%
55 to 59 years430 7.20%515 7.40% 16.50%940 7.30%
60 to 64 years405 6.80%525 7.50% 22.86%930 7.20%
65 to 69 years370 6.20%480 6.90% 22.92%855 6.60%
70 to 74 years360 6.00%460 6.60% 21.74%820 6.30%
75 to 79 years260 4.40%370 5.30% 29.73%635 4.90%
80 to 84 years185 3.10%320 4.60% 42.19%505 3.90%
85 years and over225 3.80%400 5.70% 43.75%620 4.80%
85 to 89 years150 2.50%235 3.40% 36.17%380 2.90%
90 to 94 years70 1.20%120 1.70% 41.67%195 1.50%
95 to 99 years10 0.20%35 0.50% 71.43%45 0.30%
100 years and over0 0.00%5 0.10% 100.00%5 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years14.40%11.50%12.80%
15 to 64 years62.00%59.50%60.60%
65 years and over23.60%29.10%26.50%
Average age of the population44.10%48.00%46.20%
Median age of the population44.80%49.60%47.60%

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Population of Truro by Ethnicity and Origin

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

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Truro'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 Truro.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)7.42%6.64%7.00%
Nova Scotian3.36%3.25%3.30%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Truro, which totals 12,261, the majority, consisting of 2,725 people live in a 1 person. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 1 person.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person2,72521.45%
2 persons2,20017.35%
3 persons7305.75%
4 persons4653.65%
5 or more persons2301.80%

Income in Truro

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Truro is $33,200 (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 Truro is $54,800 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Truro 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 Truro.

Education Levels in Truro

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 Truro.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher1,8452,4754,31526.05%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate2,6052,5555,16029.90%
No certificate, diploma or degree1,5101,3002,80515.65%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree3,7555,4009,15554.45%

Employment in Truro

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

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 9.10% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate48.24%
Unemployment rate9.10%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Truro working as an employee. Most of them (71.80%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Truro 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 Truro. 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 (16%) in Truro are working in the health care and social assistance sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting70502%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction3001%
Wholesale trade140653%
Retail trade47048015%
Transportation and warehousing195304%
Information and cultural industries35201%
Finance and insurance25351%
Real estate and rental and leasing40251%
Professional, scientific and technical services1601755%
Management of companies and enterprises1000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services170954%
Educational services1552857%
Health care and social assistance14583016%
Arts, entertainment and recreation45702%
Accommodation and food services21540010%
Other services (except public administration)1101254%
Public administration2151756%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Truro. 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 home28042570513.60%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%
No fixed workplace address41519060511.60%
Usual place of work1,8252,0553,88074.70%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Truro 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 minutes64.10%
15 to 29 minutes20.40%
30 to 44 minutes5.60%
45 to 59 minutes4.10%
60 minutes and over5.60%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro, the most used official language is English. Around 12,415 people in the area speak English.

English and French20
Neither English nor French40


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 Truro is Christian. Around 6,535 people in Truro are Christian (2,820 males and 2,820 females).