Central Elgin

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Central Elgin
Municipality of Central Elgin
Harbourfront at Port Stanley
Harbourfront at Port Stanley
Central Elgin is located in Southern Ontario
Central Elgin
Central Elgin
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 42°46′N 81°06′W / 42.767°N 81.100°W / 42.767; -81.100Coordinates: 42°46′N 81°06′W / 42.767°N 81.100°W / 42.767; -81.100
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyElgin
Settled1822
Formed1998
Government
 • MayorSally Martyn
 • Federal ridingElgin—Middlesex—London
 • Prov. ridingElgin—Middlesex—London
Area
 • Land280.23 km2 (108.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total12,743
 • Density45.5/km2 (118/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code span
N0L, N5L
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.centralelgin.org

Central Elgin is a township located in Southwestern Ontario, Canada in Elgin County on Lake Erie. It is part of the London census metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Central Elgin was formed in 1998 through the amalgamation of the Township of Yarmouth with the Villages of Belmont and Port Stanley.

Communities[edit]

The municipality includes the population centres Port Stanley and Belmont. Other communities include Dexter, Lawton's Corners, Lyndale, Lynhurst, Mapleton, New Sarum, Norman, Sparta, Union, Whites and Yarmouth Centre.

Mayors[edit]

  • Bill Walters, -1999
  • David M. Rock, 1999–2006
Born June 16, 1948 in St. Thomas, Ontario. He was also chair of the Elgin Group Police Services Board.[2] While he was mayor, there were discussions about proposed new ferry services on Lake Erie and their financial implications.[3]
  • Sylvia Hofhuis, 2006–2010
  • Tom Marks, 2010
  • Bill Walters 2010–2014
  • David Marr 2014–

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Central Elgin community profile
2011 2006
Population: 12,743 (0.2% from 2006) 12,723 (3.5% from 2001)
Land area: 280.23 km2 (108.20 sq mi) 280.22 km2 (108.19 sq mi)
Population density: 45.5/km2 (118/sq mi) 45.4/km2 (118/sq mi)
Median age: 44.9 (M: 44.7, F: 45.1) 42.5 (M: 42.5, F: 42.6)
Total private dwellings: 5174 5115
Median household income: $71,300
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

Population trend:[7]

  • Population in 2006: 12,773
  • Population in 2001: 12,360 (or 12,293 when adjusted to 2006 boundaries)
  • Population total in 1996: 12,156
    • Belmont (village): 1632
    • Port Stanley (village): 2499
    • Yarmouth (township): 7148
  • Population in 1991:
    • Belmont (village): 1404
    • Port Stanley (village): 2223
    • Yarmouth (township): 7820
A panorama of Port Stanley beach as seen from a Mackie's restaurant.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Central Elgin census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  2. ^ Township of Southwold - Council Meeting Agenda, March 21, 2005
  3. ^ "Ferry proposals hinge on funding - Port Stanley Burwell’s closest competitor" Archived June 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, The Tillsonburg News, January 20, 2006
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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