Wolfville, Nova Scotia Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Wolfville, a town in Canada with a land area of 6.46 km2 and has a population density of 783.30 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 Wolfville is around 5,057 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Wolfville in 2021 census have increased 20.55% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
4,1955,057 +20.55%

Population By Genders

Of the 5,057 total population in Wolfville, the largest gender is female with around 2,725 women within the population.

2,3252,725 +14.68%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 4,195 population in Wolfville, majority of them are in the age of 20 to 24 years years old, with 18.90% of them are male and 17.40% female. While the median age of the whole population is 41.60.

0 to 4 years50 2.20%60 2.20% 16.67%115 2.30%
5 to 9 years75 3.20%75 2.80% 0.00%150 3.00%
10 to 14 years90 3.90%70 2.60% 22.22%155 3.10%
15 to 19 years155 6.70%175 6.40% 11.43%335 6.60%
20 to 24 years440 18.90%475 17.40% 7.37%910 18.00%
25 to 29 years200 8.60%170 6.20% 15.00%370 7.30%
30 to 34 years120 5.20%115 4.20% 4.17%235 4.60%
35 to 39 years95 4.10%90 3.30% 5.26%190 3.80%
40 to 44 years100 4.30%120 4.40% 16.67%220 4.30%
45 to 49 years90 3.90%100 3.70% 10.00%185 3.70%
50 to 54 years115 4.90%125 4.60% 8.00%240 4.70%
55 to 59 years140 6.00%180 6.60% 22.22%320 6.30%
60 to 64 years145 6.20%165 6.10% 12.12%315 6.20%
65 to 69 years130 5.60%195 7.20% 33.33%325 6.40%
70 to 74 years150 6.50%190 7.00% 21.05%345 6.80%
75 to 79 years100 4.30%145 5.30% 31.03%245 4.80%
80 to 84 years80 3.40%125 4.60% 36.00%205 4.10%
85 years and over50 2.20%160 5.90% 68.75%210 4.20%
85 to 89 years35 1.50%85 3.10% 58.82%115 2.30%
90 to 94 years15 0.60%45 1.70% 66.67%60 1.20%
95 to 99 years5 0.20%20 0.70% 75.00%25 0.50%
100 years and over0 0.00%10 0.40% 100.00%10 0.20%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years9.20%7.50%8.20%
15 to 64 years68.60%63.10%65.40%
65 years and over22.40%29.70%26.30%
Average age of the population42.00%46.50%44.40%
Median age of the population36.00%46.00%41.60%

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Population of Wolfville by Ethnicity and Origin

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

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

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles8.99%7.98%8.44%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Wolfville, which totals 4,195, the majority, consisting of 1,260 people live in a apartment in a building that has fewer than five storeys. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 1 person.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person97520.00%
2 persons92518.95%
3 persons2655.45%
4 persons1903.90%
5 or more persons851.75%

Income in Wolfville

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Wolfville is $31,200 (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 Wolfville is $58,400 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Wolfville 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 Wolfville.

Education Levels in Wolfville

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 Wolfville.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher1,3851,5702,97048.60%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate8359851,81526.40%
No certificate, diploma or degree2452104556.95%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree1,9252,2104,14066.80%

Employment in Wolfville

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

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 10.95% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate47.40%
Unemployment rate10.95%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Wolfville working as an employee. Most of them (53.50%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Wolfville 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 Wolfville. 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 (19%) in Wolfville are working in the educational services sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting40353%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction1001%
Wholesale trade10101%
Retail trade13017012%
Transportation and warehousing5503%
Information and cultural industries25402%
Finance and insurance45152%
Real estate and rental and leasing40152%
Professional, scientific and technical services105406%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services50303%
Educational services19529019%
Health care and social assistance11522013%
Arts, entertainment and recreation30503%
Accommodation and food services16519014%
Other services (except public administration)25503%
Public administration40554%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Wolfville. 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 home20527548022.80%
Worked outside Canada100100.50%
No fixed workplace address130451808.60%
Usual place of work7057251,43067.90%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Wolfville 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 minutes45.70%
15 to 29 minutes34.80%
30 to 44 minutes11.50%
45 to 59 minutes4.00%
60 minutes and over4.70%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Wolfville 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 Wolfville 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 Wolfville, the most used official language is English. Around 4,850 people in the area speak English.

English and French10
Neither English nor French10


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 Wolfville is Christian. Around 2,260 people in Wolfville are Christian (980 males and 980 females).