St. Johns Profile

About St. John’s 

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St. John’s is the capital and largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland. St. John’s covers 446.04 square kilometres (172.22 sq mi) and is North America’s most easterly city, excluding those of Greenland.

Its name has been attributed to the Nativity of John the Baptist, when John Cabot was believed to have sailed into the harbour in 1497 and to a Basque fishing town with the same name. Existing on maps as early as 1519, it is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1888. With a metropolitan population of approximately 214,000 (as of July 1, 2015), the St. John’s Metropolitan Area is Canada’s 20th largest metropolitan area and the second largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Atlantic Canada, after Halifax.

The city has a rich history, having played a role in the Seven Years’ War, the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Italian inventor, Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal in St. John’s. Its history and culture have made into an important tourist destination.

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Moneysense Magazine Statistical Profile 2017

Rank (2016): 143
Average Household Net Worth:
Average Value of Primary Real Estate:
Occupied Private Dwellings by Tenure Owned %:
Population: 115,128
Population Change (2012 to 2017): 4.3%
Unemployment Rate (Est.): 9.2%
Median Household Income: $66,975
Average Household Discretionary Income: $47,588
Average Household Net Worth: $432,924
Average Value Of Primary Real Estate: $445,454
Home to income ratio: 4.9
Rent to income ratio: 12.90%
Income Tax: $10,369.00
Sales Tax: 15.00%
Average Property Tax: 1.0%
Average Property Tax: $1,199.42
Average Property Tax As A Percentage Of Average Income: 1.30%
Travel To Work By Walking: 5.1%
Travel To Work By Bicycle: 0.2%
Travel To Work By Public Transit: 3.2%
Total Annual Rainfall (Mm): 1206
Days With Precipitation Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 212
Days With Rainfall Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 163
Days With Daily Min Temperature Greater Than 0°C: 199
Days With Daily Max Temperature Greater Than 20°C: 53
Crime Rate – 5-Year-Change: -23%
Crime Rate Per 100,000: 6530
Crime Severity Index: 74.1
Violent Crime Severity Index: 79.6
Owned Homes: 61.3%
Rented Homes: 38.7%
Employed In Health Care: 4.8%
Offices Of Doctors Of Medicine Per ‘000: 2.17
Doctors Per ‘000: 3.6
Employed In Arts And Rec: 3%
Community: 107.2
*Profile Summary via Wikipedia, MoneySense Magazine