Douro-Dummer

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Douro-Dummer is a township in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, in Peterborough County along the Trent-Severn Waterway. It was formed on January 1, 1998, through the amalgamation of Douro and Dummer Townships.

Douro-Dummer
Township of Douro-Dummer
Crowes Landing on Stoney Lake
Crowes Landing on Stoney Lake
Douro-Dummer is located in Southern Ontario
Douro-Dummer
Douro-Dummer
Coordinates: 44°27′N 78°06′W / 44.450°N 78.100°W / 44.450; -78.100Coordinates: 44°27′N 78°06′W / 44.450°N 78.100°W / 44.450; -78.100
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyPeterborough
FormedJanuary 1, 1998
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorJ. Murray Jones
 • Federal ridingPeterborough—Kawartha
 • Prov. ridingPeterborough—Kawartha
Area
 • Land458.95 km2 (177.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total6,709
 • Density14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Codes
K0L 1S0, K0L 2C0, K0L 3A0 & K0L 3G0
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.dourodummer.on.ca
Warsaw Caves, Ontario

The township is the site of drumlins known as the Drumlins of Douro, and home of the Warsaw Caves (near the community of Warsaw).

Douro's general store was run by the same family since the late 19th century; however, it closed its doors for the last time in Sunday, September 4, 2016.[2]

Local GovernmentEdit

Douro-Dummer is governed by a mayor, deputy-mayor and three councillors. As of the 2018 election, the elected council members are:

Mayor: J. Murray Jones

Deputy Mayor: Karl Moher

Councillor at Large: Thomas G. Watt

Councillors:

CommunitiesEdit

The township comprises the communities of Centre Dummer, Clarina, Cottesloe, Crowes Landing, Donwood, Douro, Five Corners, Galesburg, Gilchrist Bay, Guerin, Hall's Glen, Juniper Island, McCrackens Landing, South Beach, South Dummer, Warsaw, and Young's Point.

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Douro-Dummer community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 6,709 (-1.4% from 2011) 6,805 (-2.1% from 2006) 6,954 (+4.5% from 2001)
Land area: 458.95 km2 (177.20 sq mi) 458.98 km2 (177.21 sq mi) 458.36 km2 (176.97 sq mi)
Population density: 14.6/km2 (38/sq mi) 14.8/km2 (38/sq mi) 15.2/km2 (39/sq mi)
Median age: 45.5 (M: 45.3, F: 45.7) 42.8 (M: 42.9, F: 42.7)
Total private dwellings: 3,434 3,110 3,442
Median household income: $80,352 $59,747
References: 2016[3] 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

Mother tongue:[5]

  • English as first language: 93.6%
  • French as first language: 0.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0.1%
  • Other as first language: 5.5%
YearPop.±%
19966,724—    
20016,652−1.1%
20066,954+4.5%
20116,805−2.1%
20166,709−1.4%
[7][4][1]

Population prior to amalgamation (1998):

  • Population in 1996: 6,724
    • Douro (township): 3,671
    • Dummer (township): 3,053
  • Population in 1991:
    • Douro (township): 3,523
    • Dummer (township): 2,746

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Douro-Dummer, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "General store near Peterborough closes its doors after 124 years". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  4. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  5. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006

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