Cornwall, Prince Edward Island Population Data & Demographics

This article shows the demographic data and statistics of Cornwall. It is a town in Canada that encompasses a land area of 28.21 km2. The town has a population density of 233.00 people per km2.

We highlight the Cornwall 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, Cornwall has a population of around 6,574 people. The town's population is in increased . Between 2016 and 2021, the population of Newfoundland and Labrador has increased by 22.92%.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
5,3486,574 +22.92%

Population By Genders

The male population of Cornwall is around 3,230 while the female population is around 3,340.

Of the 6,574 total population in Cornwall, the largest gender is female with around 3,340 women within the population.

3,2303,340 +3.29%

Population by Age Characteristics

Cornwall has a young population. The majority of the population is people aged 20 to 24 years old, accounting for 7.80% of the total population. The town median age is 38.80.

20 to 24 years270 8.40%245 7.30% 9.26%510 7.80%
25 to 29 years245 7.60%220 6.60% 10.20%460 7.00%
30 to 34 years215 6.70%225 6.70% 4.44%440 6.70%
40 to 44 years200 6.20%240 7.20% 16.67%440 6.70%
10 to 14 years225 7.00%205 6.10% 8.89%435 6.60%
50 to 54 years220 6.80%215 6.40% 2.27%435 6.60%
15 to 19 years230 7.10%180 5.40% 21.74%410 6.20%
35 to 39 years195 6.00%215 6.40% 9.30%410 6.20%
45 to 49 years205 6.30%205 6.10% 0.00%410 6.20%
55 to 59 years185 5.70%225 6.70% 17.78%410 6.20%
60 to 64 years175 5.40%215 6.40% 18.60%390 5.90%
5 to 9 years195 6.00%195 5.80% 0.00%385 5.90%
65 to 69 years165 5.10%190 5.70% 13.16%355 5.40%
70 to 74 years165 5.10%185 5.50% 10.81%355 5.40%
0 to 4 years170 5.30%165 4.90% 2.94%335 5.10%
75 to 79 years90 2.80%125 3.70% 28.00%215 3.30%
80 to 84 years50 1.50%55 1.60% 9.09%105 1.60%
85 years and over40 1.20%35 1.00% 12.50%80 1.20%
85 to 89 years30 0.90%30 0.90% 0.00%55 0.80%
Average age of the population39 38.60%41 40.70% 4.91%40 39.70%
Median age of the population37 36.80%40 40.40% 9.90%39 38.80%

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 65.60% of the population. The other age groups, 0 to 14 years and 65 years and over, account for 17.60% and 16.90%, respectively.

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

0 to 14 years18.30%16.90%17.60%
65 years and over15.90%17.80%16.90%

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Population of Cornwall by Ethnicity and Origin

The population of Cornwall is quite diverse, which contributes to the town's vibrant cultural landscape. Cornwall 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 Scottish, which accounts for 32.01% of the total population, followed by Irish (27.73%), English (23.76%), Canadian (17.42%), and French (11.46%).

Other ethnicities and origins in Newfoundland and Labrador include Caucasian (White), German, Acadian, Welsh, and Dutch.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
Caucasian (White)4.23%5.07%4.66%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

About 1,610 of Cornwall's population live in a single-detached house. In addition, most of them are living in 2 persons household.

Household Size

About 18.80% of the population lives in 2 persons households. 1 person households ranked second, accounting for 11.70% of the population. 3 persons, 4 persons, and 5 or more persons households account for 8.15%, 7.75%, and 3.60%, respectively.

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
2 persons99518.80%
1 person62011.70%
3 persons4308.15%
4 persons4107.75%
5 or more persons1903.60%

Income in Cornwall

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

Per Capita Income

According to 2020 data, the median personal income within Cornwall is $42,800.

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 Cornwall population or around 3,985 people falls in the $30,000 to $49,999 group. The next largest groups are the $10,000 to $29,999, and $50,000 to $79,999 with around 3,690 and 3,445 people, respectively.

Household Income

The Cornwall's median household income is $85,000, 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 Cornwall

This data sheds light on the distribution of Cornwall 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.

70.20% or most of the Cornwall population has a Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. 32.45% of the population has a Bachelor's degree or higher, 22.25% has a High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate, and 7.70% has No certificate, diploma or degree.

Only using 25% sample data.
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree2,7203,2555,98070.20%
Bachelor's degree or higher1,2001,5352,73532.45%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate1,0759101,98522.25%
No certificate, diploma or degree4253157407.70%

Employment in Cornwall

This dataset provides a snapshot of employment trends in Cornwall. 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 5.40% which is quite high.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate63.87%
Unemployment rate5.40%

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 Cornwall's population (around 71.60%) are working permanent position as an employee.


In the town, there are 210 men and 115 women working as self-employed individuals, bringing the total number to 325.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

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

Cornwall has a wide range of industries. Most of its population (14%) works in the health care and social assistance sector. The Public administration sector comes second at 14%, followed by Retail trade at 13%.

Only using 25% sample data.
Health care and social assistance9541014%
Public administration23027014%
Retail trade23524013%
Educational services852258%
Professional, scientific and technical services1701057%
Accommodation and food services901005%
Other services (except public administration)80854%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services95704%
Transportation and warehousing125204%
Finance and insurance40603%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting55302%
Arts, entertainment and recreation65202%
Wholesale trade30201%
Real estate and rental and leasing25151%
Management of companies and enterprises0201%
Information and cultural industries10100%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction000%

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 work1,1801,2952,48072.30%
Worked at home24527551515.00%
No fixed workplace address30013043012.50%
Worked outside Canada010100.30%


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

Commuting Duration

This data reveals the average time that the residents of Cornwall 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.
15 to 29 minutes48.60%
Less than 15 minutes39.20%
30 to 44 minutes7.20%
45 to 59 minutes2.40%
60 minutes and over2.40%

Marital Status

The statistics on marital status in Cornwallshed 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 Cornwall'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 Cornwall. About 6,385 people living in the province speak English, 145 people speak French, 35 people speak Neither English nor French language, and 10 people speak English and French language.

Neither English nor French35
English and French10


Cornwall is predominantly Christian. About 4,360 of its population is Christian (2,050 males and 2,050 females).

The second largest religion in the province is Muslim with 1.3% of the population adhering to the religion. There are also Hindu and Sikh, both represent 1.0% and 0.8% of the population, while Buddhist represent 0.5% of the population.