Kitchener Profile

About Kitchener 

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The City of Kitchener is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. Located approximately 100 km west of Toronto, Kitchener is the seat of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. It was the Town of Berlin from 1854 until 1912 and the City of Berlin from 1912 until 1916, both in Waterloo County, Ontario.

The Kitchener metropolitan area, which includes the smaller, neighbouring cities of Waterloo to the north and Cambridge to the south, has 523,894 people, making it the tenth largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Canada and the fourth largest CMA in Ontario

Kitchener and Waterloo are considered “twin cities” which are often referred to jointly as “Kitchener-Waterloo” (K-W), although they have separate municipal governments. Including Cambridge, the three cities are known as “the Tri-Cities”. All are part of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, which was created in 1973, when it replaced Waterloo County, which had been created in 1853. The City of Kitchener covers an area of 136.86 square kilometres and had a population of 233,222 at the time of the 2016 Census.

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Moneysense Magazine Statistical Profile 2017

Rank (2016): 64

Average Household Net Worth:

Average Value of Primary Real Estate:

Occupied Private Dwellings by Tenure Owned %:

Population: 238,951

Population Change (2012 to 2017):4.5%

Unemployment Rate (Est.):5.9%

Median Household Income: $74,656

Average Household Discretionary Income: $43,295

Average Household Net Worth: $405,032

Average Value Of Primary Real Estate: $396,963

Home to income ratio4.58

Rent to income ratio: 14.30%

Income Tax: $8,310.00

Sales Tax: 13.00%

Average Property Tax: 2.0%

Average Property Tax: $2,259.44

Average Property Tax As A Percentage Of Average Income: 2.60%

Travel To Work By Walking: 2.6%

Travel To Work By Bicycle: 0.6%

Travel To Work By Public Transit: 5.2%

Total Annual Rainfall (Mm): 777

Days With Precipitation Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 166

Days With Rainfall Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 119

Days With Daily Min Temperature Greater Than 0°C: 208

Days With Daily Max Temperature Greater Than 20°C: 116

Crime Rate – 5-Year-Change: -10%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 4986

Crime Severity Index: 59.5

Violent Crime Severity Index: 54.3

Owned Homes: 65.5%

Rented Homes: 34.5%

Employed In Health Care: 3.6%

Offices Of Doctors Of Medicine Per ‘000: 1.04

Doctors Per ‘000: 1.5

Employed In Arts And Rec: 2%

Community: 104.5

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