Cornwall Posts Positive Population Increase

February 9, 2022
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – The City of Cornwall’s population is growing – at the highest rate in recent decades.

Cornwall Ontario 2021 Population

Cornwall’s 2021 population tally sits at 47,845, which represents an increase of 2.7% from the 2016 population of 46,589. By comparison, Cornwall’s growth rate of 2.7% is more than 5 times the growth rate of the community 2011 to 2016.  The numbers come from the 2021 Census of the Population by Statistics Canada.

“We are very pleased to see our population grow as our economy grows,” says Mayor Glen Grant. “City Council adopted strategic priorities that speak to population growth, and we look forward to attracting even more new residents and expanding our workforce.”

Cornwall’s population figure of 47,845 also represents the highest number ever recorded, surpassing the previous high in 1996 of 47,403.

The population of the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry sits at 114,637, representing an increase of 1% from 2016.

From 2016 to 2021 the population of Ontario grew 5.8% which is slightly faster than Canada as a whole, which grew by 5.2%. Canada’s population grew at almost twice the pace of every other G7 country during that time period.

Information from the 2021 Census will be available in increasing detail as Statistics Canada releases more data over the next several weeks. The following information was released today:

Cornwall – 2021 Census Data

Population, 2021 47,845
Population, 2016 46,589
Population percentage change, 2016 to 2021 2.7
Total private dwellings 22,214
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 21,386
Population density per square kilometre 777.9
Land area in square kilometres 61.50

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