Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Niagara-on-the-Lake, a town in Canada with a land area of 131.35 km2 and has a population density of 145.30 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake is around 19,088 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2021 census have increased 9.01% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
17,51119,088 +9.01%

Population By Genders

Of the 19,088 total population in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the largest gender is female with around 9,755 women within the population.

9,3359,755 +4.31%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 17,511 population in Niagara-on-the-Lake, majority of them are in the age of 65 to 69 years years old, with 10.60% of them are male and 10.50% female. While the median age of the whole population is 57.20.

0 to 4 years310 3.30%290 3.00% 6.45%605 3.20%
5 to 9 years370 4.00%335 3.40% 9.46%700 3.70%
10 to 14 years395 4.20%400 4.10% 1.25%790 4.10%
15 to 19 years445 4.80%395 4.00% 11.24%835 4.40%
20 to 24 years470 5.00%425 4.40% 9.57%895 4.70%
25 to 29 years370 4.00%345 3.50% 6.76%715 3.70%
30 to 34 years375 4.00%365 3.70% 2.67%740 3.90%
35 to 39 years410 4.40%355 3.60% 13.41%760 4.00%
40 to 44 years420 4.50%405 4.20% 3.57%830 4.30%
45 to 49 years430 4.60%445 4.60% 3.37%875 4.60%
50 to 54 years535 5.70%555 5.70% 3.60%1,090 5.70%
55 to 59 years740 7.90%780 8.00% 5.13%1,525 8.00%
60 to 64 years815 8.70%995 10.20% 18.09%1,815 9.50%
65 to 69 years985 10.60%1,020 10.50% 3.43%2,000 10.50%
70 to 74 years880 9.40%995 10.20% 11.56%1,875 9.80%
75 to 79 years655 7.00%670 6.90% 2.24%1,325 6.90%
80 to 84 years405 4.30%465 4.80% 12.90%870 4.60%
85 years and over310 3.30%520 5.30% 40.38%830 4.30%
85 to 89 years215 2.30%275 2.80% 21.82%485 2.50%
90 to 94 years80 0.90%160 1.60% 50.00%245 1.30%
95 to 99 years15 0.20%75 0.80% 80.00%90 0.50%
100 years and over0 0.00%10 0.10% 100.00%10 0.10%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years11.50%10.50%11.00%
15 to 64 years53.80%51.90%52.80%
65 years and over34.70%37.60%36.20%
Average age of the population50.10%52.50%51.30%
Median age of the population56.00%58.80%57.20%

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Population of Niagara-on-the-Lake by Ethnicity and Origin

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

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Niagara-on-the-Lake'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 Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
British Isles6.58%7.75%7.15%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Niagara-on-the-Lake, which totals 17,511, the majority, consisting of 6,225 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 person1,88512.00%
2 persons3,63023.10%
3 persons9656.15%
4 persons8255.25%
5 or more persons5503.50%

Income in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Niagara-on-the-Lake is $43,200 (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 Niagara-on-the-Lake is $98,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Niagara-on-the-Lake 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Education Levels in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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 Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher3,8604,4208,28034.75%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate3,0253,2056,23524.75%
No certificate, diploma or degree1,2309902,2158.15%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree7,6608,39516,05567.15%

Employment in Niagara-on-the-Lake

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Niagara-on-the-Lake's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 7.58% which is quite high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate43.08%
Unemployment rate7.58%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Niagara-on-the-Lake working as an employee. Most of them (57.60%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Niagara-on-the-Lake 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake. 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 (11%) in Niagara-on-the-Lake are working in the retail trade sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3251506%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2000%
Wholesale trade1651053%
Retail trade40551511%
Transportation and warehousing225804%
Information and cultural industries80351%
Finance and insurance1851504%
Real estate and rental and leasing1201453%
Professional, scientific and technical services4153259%
Management of companies and enterprises10100%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services2951606%
Educational services1803807%
Health care and social assistance1606159%
Arts, entertainment and recreation1951604%
Accommodation and food services3153108%
Other services (except public administration)1301503%
Public administration2451755%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Niagara-on-the-Lake. 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 home1,1401,1452,28532.40%
Worked outside Canada3530650.90%
No fixed workplace address57519076010.80%
Usual place of work2,1001,8403,94055.90%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Niagara-on-the-Lake 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 minutes39.60%
15 to 29 minutes36.10%
30 to 44 minutes13.20%
45 to 59 minutes3.80%
60 minutes and over7.20%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Niagara-on-the-Lake 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake 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 Niagara-on-the-Lake, the most used official language is English. Around 18,360 people in the area speak English.

English and French45
Neither English nor French155


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 Niagara-on-the-Lake is Christian. Around 12,285 people in Niagara-on-the-Lake are Christian (5,830 males and 5,830 females).