North Kawartha is a township in northern Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada.

North Kawartha
Township of North Kawartha
Municipal office in Apsley
Municipal office in Apsley
North Kawartha is located in Southern Ontario
North Kawartha
North Kawartha
Coordinates: 44°45′N 78°06′W / 44.750°N 78.100°W / 44.750; -78.100Coordinates: 44°45′N 78°06′W / 44.750°N 78.100°W / 44.750; -78.100
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyPeterborough
IncorporatedJanuary 1, 1998
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorCarolyn Amyotte
 • Federal ridingPeterborough—Kawartha
 • Prov. ridingPeterborough—Kawartha
Area
 • Land776.01 km2 (299.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total2,479
 • Density3.2/km2 (8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
K0L 1A0
Area code(s)705 & 249
Websitewww.northkawartha.on.ca

North Kawartha was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the Townships of Burleigh and Anstruther and the Township of Chandos. For a while after this merger, it was known as Burleigh-Anstruther-Chandos.

CommunitiesEdit

 
Apsley

The township comprises the communities of Apsley (main village), Big Cedar, Glen Alda, Rose Island, Woodview and part of Burleigh Falls. These communities are surrounded by freshwater lakes including Chandos, Jack, Anstruther, Eels, and many more.

EtymologyEdit

  • Kawartha comes from an aboriginal word Ka-wa-tha, meaning "land of reflections". For more on this etymology, see Kawartha Lakes.[3]:176

GovernmentEdit

The local government is the Corporation of the Township of North Kawartha. The current mayor is Carolyn Amyotte.

SchoolsEdit

Apsley Central Public School, is located in Apsley and provides education from kindergarten to grade 8. [4]

RecreationEdit

North Kawartha is home to the North Kawartha Knights, a junior hockey team playing in the Jr. C Central League of the Ontario Hockey Association. They started play in 2014. The home arena for the knights is the North Kawartha Community Centre located in Apsley. [5]

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – North Kawartha community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 2 479 (8.3% from 2011) 2 289 (-2.3% from 2006) 2 342 (9.2% from 2001)
Land area: 776.01 km2 (299.62 sq mi) 776.04 km2 (299.63 sq mi) 765.02 km2 (295.38 sq mi)
Population density: 3.2/km2 (8.3/sq mi) 2.9/km2 (7.5/sq mi) 3.1/km2 (8.0/sq mi)
Median age: 55.4 (M: 55.2, F: 55.7) 51.2 (M: 50.7, F: 51.4)
Total private dwellings: 3 552 3 489 3 433
Median household income: $57,792 $43,091
References: 2016[6] 2011[1] 2006[7] earlier[8]

According to the 2016 Canada Census,[7] the township is home to 2479 residents, making it the smallest municipality in Peterborough County in terms of population, though the seasonal population is estimated at over 12,000. The population grew by 8.3% between the 2011 and 2016 censuses. The area of the township 776.01 km² and has a population density of 3.2 per square kilometre. Private dwellings occupied by usual residents amount to 1114 (total dwellings: 3552). Mother tongue spoken by its population are:

  • English as first language: 94%
  • French as first language: 0.1%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 5.9%
YearPop.±%
19962,104—    
20012,144+1.9%
20062,342+9.2%
20112,289−2.3%
20162,479+8.3%
[9][1][2]

Prior to amalgamation:

  • Population in 1996: 2,104
    • Burleigh and Anstruther (township): 1,451
    • Chandos (township): 653
  • Population in 1991:
    • Burleigh and Anstruther (township): 1,331
    • Chandos (township): 607

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  2. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: North Kawartha, Township". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  4. ^ "School". www.northkawartha.ca. 2019-02-28. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  5. ^ "HISTORY | North Kawartha Knights". nkknights.pointstreaksites.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  6. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  7. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006

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