Bluewater, Ontario

Bluewater is a municipality located in Huron County, Ontario, which is part of Southwestern Ontario, Ontario, Canada.

Bluewater
Municipality of Bluewater
Bayfield River enters Lake Huron.jpg
Bluewater is located in Southern Ontario
Bluewater
Bluewater
Coordinates: 43°27′N 81°36′W / 43.45°N 81.6°W / 43.45; -81.6Coordinates: 43°27′N 81°36′W / 43.45°N 81.6°W / 43.45; -81.6
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyHuron
Formed2001
Government
 • MayorPaul Klopp
 • Federal ridingHuron—Bruce
 • Prov. ridingHuron—Bruce
Area
 • Land416.99 km2 (161.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total7,136
 • Density17.1/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
N0M
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.municipalityofbluewater.ca Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

Bluewater was formed in 2001 when the Government of Ontario amalgamated the former townships of Hay and Stanley with the villages of Bayfield, Hensall and Zurich.

GeographyEdit

Bluewater's western boundary is Lake Huron. Its northern boundary is the Bayfield River between Lake Huron and Clinton. Highway 4 is the eastern boundary, while Huron Road 83 and the Exeter urban boundary (in South Huron) form the southern boundary.

CommunitiesEdit

Bluewater includes the following communities:

  • Hay Township: Blake (shared with Stanley Township), Dashwood, Hensall, St. Joseph, Zurich, Hay, Hills Green, Johnson's Mills, Rodgerville, Sarepta
  • Stanley Township: Bayfield, Brucefield, Kippen (shared with Hay Township), Vanastra (shared with Huron East), Varna; Bannockburn, Dinsley Terrace, Drysdale, Goshen

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19966,874—    
20016,919+0.7%
20067,120+2.9%
20117,044−1.1%
20167,136+1.3%
[3][1][2]

Prior to amalgamation (2001):

  • Population total in 1996: 6,874
    • Bayfield (village): 833
    • Hay (township): 2,254
    • Hensall (village): 1,187
    • Stanley (township): 1,714
    • Zurich (village): 886
  • Population in 1991:
    • Bayfield (village): 813
    • Hay (township): 2,182
    • Hensall (village): 1,238
    • Stanley (township): 1,546
    • Zurich (village): 860

Notable personsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bluewater, Ontario (Code 3540010) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census Bluewater, Ontario". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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