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Dawson is a township located in Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The township is located at the mouth of the Rainy River where it flows into Lake of the Woods.

Dawson
Township of Dawson
Township office of Dawson in Rainy River
Township office of Dawson in Rainy River
Dawson is located in Ontario
Dawson
Dawson
Coordinates: 48°45′N 94°29′W / 48.750°N 94.483°W / 48.750; -94.483Coordinates: 48°45′N 94°29′W / 48.750°N 94.483°W / 48.750; -94.483
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictRainy River
Formed1 January 1997
Government
 • MayorBill Langner
 • Federal ridingThunder Bay—Rainy River
 • Prov. ridingKenora—Rainy River
Area
 • Land339.5 km2 (131.1 sq mi)
Elevation335 m (1,099 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total468
 • Density1.4/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal Code FSA
P0W 1L0
Area code(s)807

The township was formed on 1 January 1997, when the former incorporated townships of Atwood, Blue, Dilke, and Worthington were amalgamated.

CommunitiesEdit

The primary communities in the township are Blue, McGinnis Creek, Pinewood and Sleeman.

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Dawson community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 468 (-16.9% from 2011) 563 (-9.2% from 2006) 620 (+1.1% from 2001)
Land area: 339.5 km2 (131.1 sq mi) 338.35 km2 (130.64 sq mi) 338.35 km2 (130.64 sq mi)
Population density: 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi) 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi) 1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)
Median age: 54.5 (M: 54.9, F: 53.5) 47.8 (M: 49.1, F: 46.2) 44.2 (M: 43.3, F: 44.8)
Total private dwellings: 292 307 323
Median household income: $61,312 $47,175
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
YearPop.±%
1996631—    
2001613−2.9%
2006620+1.1%
2011563−9.2%
2016468−16.9%
[7][1]

Prior to amalgamation (1998):

  • Population in 1996: 631
    • Atwood (township): 273
    • Blue (township): 100
    • Dilke (township): 153
    • Worthington (township): 105
  • Population in 1991:
    • Atwood (township): 294
    • Blue (township): 95
    • Dilke (township): 163
    • Worthington (township): 110

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Sleeman
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7
(45)
11
(52)
16.5
(61.7)
31.5
(88.7)
32.5
(90.5)
33.5
(92.3)
35
(95)
34.5
(94.1)
34.4
(93.9)
26.7
(80.1)
22.2
(72.0)
9
(48)
35
(95)
Average high °C (°F) −11.4
(11.5)
−7
(19)
0.3
(32.5)
10.5
(50.9)
18.8
(65.8)
22.3
(72.1)
25
(77)
23.4
(74.1)
17.3
(63.1)
10.5
(50.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
−8.9
(16.0)
8.4
(47.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.2
(1.0)
−13.2
(8.2)
−5.6
(21.9)
4.1
(39.4)
11.8
(53.2)
16.2
(61.2)
19
(66)
17.4
(63.3)
11.8
(53.2)
5.7
(42.3)
−4.1
(24.6)
−14
(7)
2.7
(36.9)
Average low °C (°F) −22.9
(−9.2)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−11.4
(11.5)
−2.2
(28.0)
4.8
(40.6)
9.9
(49.8)
12.9
(55.2)
11.4
(52.5)
6.3
(43.3)
0.8
(33.4)
−8
(18)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−3.1
(26.4)
Record low °C (°F) −44
(−47)
−41
(−42)
−37.5
(−35.5)
−27.8
(−18.0)
−8
(18)
−2
(28)
1.1
(34.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
−6
(21)
−17
(1)
−39
(−38)
−43
(−45)
−44
(−47)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27.9
(1.10)
21.6
(0.85)
30.1
(1.19)
37.9
(1.49)
60.4
(2.38)
107.5
(4.23)
86.4
(3.40)
90.5
(3.56)
69.3
(2.73)
57.7
(2.27)
37.2
(1.46)
23.5
(0.93)
650
(25.6)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Dawson, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 2011-05-05
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 2001, 2006, 2011 census