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North Bay’s population is getting older

The latest stats from the 2021 census show North Bay’s population mirrors what’s happening across the country. 

We’re getting older. 

North Bay’s average age in last year’s census was 43.6 years old.  

That’s up from 42.7 in the previous count.  

Residents 65 and older numbered 11,430 last year, up from 10,215 in the previous census. 

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Of note, the 55-64 age group of people nearing retirement grew by nearly 700 people in the past five years. 

Both the 0-14 and 15-64 age groups dropped slightly in numbers.  

33,635 residents were 15-64 last year, down 30 from the previous census. 

The number of children counted last year was 7,600. 

That’s a drop of 70 from the 0-14 age group in 2016. 

Nationally, the average age of Canadians is now 41.9. 

That’s up from 41 in 2016. 


Statistics Canada. Table 98-10-0021-01  Age (in single years), average age and median age and gender: Census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions

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