Thunder Bay District
Thunder Bay District
Location of Thunder Bay District in Ontario
|• MPs||Carol Hughes (NDP)|
Patty Hajdu (Liberal)
Don Rusnak (Liberal)
|• MPPs||Michael Gravelle (OLP)|
Michael Mantha (NDP)
Judith Monteith-Farrell (NDP)
|• Land||103,719.51 km2 (40,046.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||220 m (720 ft)|
|Highest elevation||640 m (2,100 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
|• Density||1.4/km2 (4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Postal code span|
|Largest communities ||Thunder Bay (109,140)|
Oliver Paipoonge (5,757)
In 2016, the population was 146,048. The land area is 103,719.51 square kilometres (40,046.33 sq mi); the population density was 1.4 per square kilometre (3.6/sq mi). Most of the district (93.5%) is unincorporated and part of the Unorganized Thunder Bay District.
Thunder Bay District was created in 1871 by provincial statute from the western half of Algoma District, named after a large bay on the north shore of Lake Superior. Its northern and western boundaries were uncertain until Ontario's right to Northwestern Ontario was determined by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Until about 1902 it was often called Algoma West from the name of the provincial constituency established in 1885.
The following districts include areas that were formerly part of Thunder Bay District:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Municipality (town) of Greenstone
- Town of Marathon
- Township of Conmee
- Township of Dorion
- Township of Gillies
- Township of Manitouwadge
- Municipality (township) of Neebing
- Township of Nipigon
- Township of O'Connor
- Municipality (township) of Oliver Paipoonge
- Township of Red Rock
- Township of Schreiber
- Township of Shuniah
- Township of Terrace Bay
First Nations and their Indian ReservesEdit
- Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation: Lake Nipigon
- Aroland First Nation: Aroland Settlement (Aroland 83)
- Biinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishnabek First Nation (Rocky Bay): Rocky Bay 1
- Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation (Sand Point)
- Fort William First Nation: Fort William 52
- Ginoogaming First Nation: Ginoogaming (Long Lac 77)
- Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation (Gull Bay): Gull River 55
- Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation: Lac des Mille Lacs 22A1, Seine River 22A2
- Long Lake 58 First Nation: Long Lake 58
- Namaygoosisagagun First Nation (non-status)
- Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation (Savant Lake): Ojibway Nation of Saugeen
- Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation: Pic River 50
- Pays Plat First Nation: Pays Plat 51
- Pic Mobert First Nation: Pic Mobert North, Pic Mobert South
- Red Rock First Nation (Lake Helen): Lake Helen 53A, Red Rock 53
- Seine River First Nation: Seine River 23A, Seine River 23B
- Whitesand First Nation: Armstrong Settlement, Whitesand
|Canada census – Thunder Bay District community profile|
|Population:||146,048 (0.0% from 2011)||146,057 (-2.0% from 2006)||149,063 (-1.2% from 2001)|
|Land area:||103,722.82 km2 (40,047.60 sq mi)||103,706.27 km2 (40,041.21 sq mi)|
|Population density:||1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)||1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)|
|Median age:||45.0 (M: 44.0, F: 45.9)||41.7 (M: 41.1, F: 42.3)|
|Total private dwellings:||72,551||71,235||71,635|
|Median household income:||$68,062|
|Notes: *Excludes census data for incompletely enumerated Indian reserves. – References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
Almost 80 per cent of the district's population lives in the city of Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area; no other community in the district exceeds 7,000 in population.
- Arthur, Elizabeth. Thunder Bay District, 1821-1892: A Collection of Documents. Toronto: Champlain Society Publications, 1973.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Thunder Bay District, Ontario.|
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- Highest point is 640m, located in Pukaskwa National Park. Thunder Bay is at 183m. 220 is an estimate
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-07-13.
- Compilation of Northwestern Ontario's 2006 census data
- "Ontario-Manitoba Boundary Case". Archived from the original on 2012-10-04.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.