Central Elgin

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Central Elgin
Municipality (lower-tier)
Municipality of Central Elgin
Harbourfront at Port Stanley
Harbourfront at Port Stanley
Central Elgin is located in Southern Ontario
Central Elgin
Central Elgin
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 42°46′N 81°06′W / 42.767°N 81.100°W / 42.767; -81.100Coordinates: 42°46′N 81°06′W / 42.767°N 81.100°W / 42.767; -81.100
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Elgin
Settled 1822
Formed 1998
Government
 • Mayor David Marr
 • Federal riding Elgin—Middlesex—London
 • Prov. riding Elgin—Middlesex—London
Area[1]
 • Land 280.23 km2 (108.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,743
 • Density 45.5/km2 (118/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span N0L, N5L
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.centralelgin.org

Central Elgin is a township in southwestern Ontario, Canada in Elgin County on Lake Erie. It was formed in 1998 through the amalgamation of the Township of Yarmouth with the Villages of Belmont and Port Stanley. It is part of the London census metropolitan area.

Communities[edit]

The municipality includes the communities of Belmont, Dexter, Lawton's Corners, Lyndale, Lynhurst, Mapleton, New Sarum, Norman, Port Stanley, Sparta, Union, Whites and Yarmouth Centre.

Mayors[edit]

  • Bill Walters, -1999
  • David M. Rock, 1999-2006
Born June 16, 1948 in St. Thomas, Ontario. He was also chair of the Elgin Group Police Services Board.[2] While he was mayor, there were discussions about proposed new ferry services on Lake Erie and their financial implications.[3]
  • Sylvia Hofhuis, 2006-2010
  • Tom Marks, 2010
  • Bill Walters 2010- 2014
  • David Marr 2014-

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Central Elgin community profile
2011 2006
Population: 12,743 (0.2% from 2006) 12,723 (3.5% from 2001)
Land area: 280.23 km2 (108.20 sq mi) 280.22 km2 (108.19 sq mi)
Population density: 45.5/km2 (118/sq mi) 45.4/km2 (118/sq mi)
Median age: 44.9 (M: 44.7, F: 45.1) 42.5 (M: 42.5, F: 42.6)
Total private dwellings: 5174 5115
Median household income: $71,300
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

Population trend:[7]

  • Population in 2006: 12,773
  • Population in 2001: 12,360 (or 12,293 when adjusted to 2006 boundaries)
  • Population total in 1996: 12,156
    • Belmont (village): 1632
    • Port Stanley (village): 2499
    • Yarmouth (township): 7148
  • Population in 1991:
    • Belmont (village): 1404
    • Port Stanley (village): 2223
    • Yarmouth (township): 7820
A panorama of Port Stanley beach as seen from a Mackie's restaurant.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Central Elgin census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ Township of Southwold - Council Meeting Agenda, March 21, 2005
  3. ^ "Ferry proposals hinge on funding - Port Stanley Burwell’s closest competitor" Archived June 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., The Tillsonburg News, January 20, 2006
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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