Location & Demographics
Norfolk County is a single tier municipality with a population of 63,175, according to 2011 Census data. Located on the north shore of Lake Erie in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Canada, Norfolk is comprised of several small communities spread across approximately 1,623 square kilometres or 403,869 acres.
Each of the larger urban areas has a unique character offering a choice of business locations including Simcoe, 14,777 (up 1.8% since 2006); Port Dover, 6,387 (up 7.4%); Delhi, 4,172 (up 1.7%); Waterford, 3,119 (down 1.7%), Port Rowan (2006 population was 1,139) and Courtland (2006 population was 1,017).
More than 130 million consumers live within a one-day trip by transport truck. Norfolk County is located 90 minutes from the U.S. border and the Greater Toronto area.
All population statistics are obtained from Statistics Canada; statistics are conducted in the national census every five years. All population statistics are based on 2006 and 2011 Census data. Although Statistics Canada does not consider Courtland and Port Rowan as Urban Areas (and as such do not have 2011 population data), for the purposes of Norfolk County these settlements are referred to as Urban Areas.
Approximately 48% of Norfolk’s 63,175 residents live within the six urban areas. These six urban areas can be broken down as follows:
|Port Rowan||1,139 (2006)|
|URBAN AREA TOTAL||30,611|
Source: Statistics Canada & Norfolk County Staff Calculations
|Table 1 – Population and dwelling Counts||Norfolk County Total||Ontario|
|Population in 2011||63,175||12,851,821|
|Populatiuon in 2006||62,563||12,160,282|
|2001 to 2006 population change (%)||1.0||5.7|
|Total private dwellings||27,814||5,308,375|
|Private dwellings occupied by usual residents||25,046||4,887,508|
|Population density per square kilometre||39.3||14.1|
|Land area (square km)||1,607.6||908,607.67|
Source: Statistics Canada. 2011, 2006. www.statcan.gc.ca