Summerside Profile

About Summerside

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The City of Summerside is a city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is the second largest city in the province and the principal municipality for the western part of the island. Summerside was officially incorporated as a town on April 1, 1877. It was reincorporated as a city on April 1, 1995 with the amalgamation of the town of Summerside and the neighbouring communities of St. Eleanors, Wilmot and a segment of Sherbrooke.

The population of the town of Summerside in 1991, the last census taken prior to amalgamation, was 13,636 residents. The largest single employer within the city is the Summerside Tax Centre, a Government of Canada agency which processes among other taxes the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The outlying community of New Annan is home to the operations of Cavendish Farms, Prince Edward Island’s largest private sector employer. Cavendish Farms maintains two large frozen foods processing plants in New Annan. Other outlying communities, such as Borden-Carleton have important employers for Summerside residents. In 1990, the city has been aggressive in courting new business opportunities and has created an Economic Development Office for the purpose of encouraging investment in the city. 

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Moneysense Magazine Statistical Profile 2017

Rank (2016): 206

Average Household Net Worth:

Average Value of Primary Real Estate:

Occupied Private Dwellings by Tenure Owned %:

Population: 15,020

Population Change (2012 to 2017): -0.4%

Unemployment Rate (Est.): 13.9%

Median Household Income: $58,092

Average Household Discretionary Income: $35,324

Average Household Net Worth: $173,679

Average Value Of Primary Real Estate: $148,828

Home to income ratio: 2.21

Rent to income ratio: 13.30%

Income Tax: $10,800.00

Sales Tax: 15.00%

Average Property Tax: 2.0%

Average Property Tax: $1,168.69

Average Property Tax As A Percentage Of Average Income: 1.70%

Travel To Work By Walking: 4.0%

Travel To Work By Bicycle: 0.4%

Travel To Work By Public Transit: 1.0%

Total Annual Rainfall (Mm): 809

Days With Precipitation Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 178

Days With Rainfall Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 133

Days With Daily Min Temperature Greater Than 0°C: 207

Days With Daily Max Temperature Greater Than 20°C: 77

Crime Rate – 5-Year-Change: -26%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 9244

Crime Severity Index: 93.4

Violent Crime Severity Index: 83.4

Owned Homes: 56.8%

Rented Homes: 43.2%

Employed In Health Care: 4.2%

Offices Of Doctors Of Medicine Per ‘000: 2.86

Doctors Per ‘000: 3.2

Employed In Arts And Rec: 1%

Community: 113.7

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