North Kawartha

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North Kawartha
Township (lower-tier)
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
County Peterborough
Incorporated January 1, 1998
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Rick Woodcock
 • Federal riding Peterborough-Kawartha
 • Prov. riding Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock
Area[1]
 • Land 776.01 km2 (299.62 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 2,479
 • Density 3.2/km2 (8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code K0L 1A0
Area code(s) 705 & 249
Website www.northkawartha.on.ca

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

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.

Contents

  • 1 Communities
  • 2 Etymology
  • 3 Government
  • 4 Demographics
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Communities[edit]

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's, Anstruther, Eels, and many more.

Etymology[edit]

  • Anstruther was likely named for Sir Windham Carmichael-Anstruther, 8th Baronet. [2]:13
  • Apsley was probably named for Apsley House, London residence of the Dukes of Wellington. [2]:14
  • Burleigh was likely named for Burleigh Hall in Leicestershire.[2]:48
  • Chandos was named in 1862 for Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos[2]:64
  • Kawartha comes from an aboriginal word Ka-wa-tha, meaning "land of reflections". For more on this etymology, see Kawartha Lakes.[2]:176

Government[edit]

The local government is the Corporation of the Township of North Kawartha. The current mayor is Rick Woodcock.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – North Kawartha community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 2479 (8.3% from 2011) 2289 (-2.3% from 2006) 2342 (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: 3552 3489 3433
Median household income: $29,419 $43,091
References: 2016[3] 2011[1] 2006[4] earlier[5]

According to the 2016 Canada Census,[4] 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%

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2016: 2479
  • Population in 2011: 2289
  • Population in 2006: 2342
  • Population in 2001: 2144
  • Population in 1996:
    • Burleigh and Anstruther (township): 1451
    • Chandos (township): 653
  • Population in 1991:
    • Burleigh and Anstruther (township): 1331
    • Chandos (township): 607

See also[edit]

  • List of townships in Ontario

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

External links[edit]

  • Township of North Kawartha