Armstrong, Ontario

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Armstrong
Township of Armstrong
Earlton
Earlton
Armstrong is located in Ontario
Armstrong
Armstrong
Coordinates: 47°42′40″N 79°49′28″W / 47.7111°N 79.8244°W / 47.7111; -79.8244Coordinates: 47°42′40″N 79°49′28″W / 47.7111°N 79.8244°W / 47.7111; -79.8244
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
DistrictTimiskaming
Settled1900
Incorporated1921
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorJean Marc Boileau
 • Governing BodyArmstrong Township Council
 • MPCharlie Angus[1]
 • MPPJohn Vanthof[2]
Area
 • Land90.20 km2 (34.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total1,166
 • Density12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code
P0J 1E0
Area code(s)705 / 249
Websitewww.armstrongtownship.com Edit this at Wikidata

Armstrong (2016 Population 1,166) is a township in the Timiskaming District of Ontario. The only population centre in the township is the community of Earlton.

The township is named after Samuel Armstrong,[4] an Independent member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Parry Sound from 1886 to 1890.

History[edit]

Earlton began to be settled in 1900 as a lumber community by pioneers mostly from York County, soon followed by French-speaking farmers who cultivated the flat prairie-like land of the surrounding Great Clay Belt. In 1904, its post office was opened. The postmaster, Edward Albert Brasher, named the community after his son Earl.[4]

In 1921, Armstrong Township was incorporated.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Armstrong had a population of 1,199 living in 502 of its 523 total private dwellings, a change of 2.8% from its 2016 population of 1,166. With a land area of 90.16 km2 (34.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 13.3/km2 (34.4/sq mi) in 2021.[5]

Canada census – Armstrong, Ontario community profile
202120162011
Population1,199 (+2.8% from 2016)1,166 (-4.1% from 2011)1,216 (5.3% from 2006)
Land area90.16 km2 (34.81 sq mi)90.20 km2 (34.83 sq mi)90.33 km2 (34.88 sq mi)
Population density13.3/km2 (34/sq mi)12.9/km2 (33/sq mi)13.5/km2 (35/sq mi)
Median age39.2 (M: 39.6, F: 39.2)41.2 (M: 40.1, F: 41.9)40.5 (M: 38.9, F: 41.9)
Total private dwellings500521516
Median household income$65,579
References: 2021[6] 2016[7] 2011[8] earlier[9][10]
Historical census populations – Armstrong, Ontario
YearPop.±%
1986 1,413—    
1991 1,394−1.3%
1996 1,398+0.3%
2001 1,223−12.5%
2006 1,155−5.6%
2011 1,216+5.3%
2016 1,166−4.1%
Source: Statistics Canada

Mother tongue:[3]

  • English as first language: 37.6%
  • French as first language: 57.7%
  • English and French as first language: 1.7%
  • Other as first language: 2.6%

Economy[edit]

Major employers:

The community is renowned for its dairy and cash crop farms.[citation needed]

Transportation[edit]

Earlton (Timiskaming Regional) Airport is a regional airport located in Earlton, which opened in 1937 as an emergency landing area for Trans-Canada Air Lines. The airport today serves private light aircraft. It was served by NorOntair from 1973 to 1996, and by the Air Defense Command in the 1950s.[12]

Ontario Highway 11 is the major road connecting the community with other areas in Timiskaming and beyond. The retail strip is located along 10th Street North.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voter Information Service". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-15.
  2. ^ "MPP John Vanthof". Elections Ontario. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  3. ^ a b c "Armstrong Census Profile". 2016 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  4. ^ a b c "Our Story". www.armstrongtownship.com. Township of Armstrong. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Ontario". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  6. ^ "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 4, 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "Earlton Timber Mart".
  12. ^ "History". Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport. Retrieved July 19, 2019.

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