Bluewater, Ontario

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Bluewater
Municipality of Bluewater
Bayfield River enters Lake Huron.jpg
Bluewater is located in Southern Ontario
Bluewater
Bluewater
Coordinates: 43°27′N 81°36′W / 43.45°N 81.6°W / 43.45; -81.6Coordinates: 43°27′N 81°36′W / 43.45°N 81.6°W / 43.45; -81.6
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyHuron
Formed2001
Government
 • MayorPaul Klopp
 • Federal ridingHuron—Bruce
 • Prov. ridingHuron—Bruce
Area
 • Land416.99 km2 (161.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total7,136
 • Density17.1/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
N0M
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.municipalityofbluewater.ca Edit this at Wikidata

Bluewater is a municipality located in Huron County, Ontario, which is part of Southwestern Ontario, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

Bluewater was formed in 2001 when the Government of Ontario amalgamated the former townships of Hay and Stanley with the villages of Bayfield, Hensall and Zurich.

Geography[edit]

Bluewater's western boundary is Lake Huron. Its northern boundary is the Bayfield River between Lake Huron and Clinton. Highway 4 is the eastern boundary, while Huron Road 83 and the Exeter urban boundary (in South Huron) form the southern boundary.

Communities[edit]

Bluewater includes the following communities:

  • Hay Township: Blake (shared with Stanley Township), Dashwood, Hensall, St. Joseph, Zurich, Hay, Hills Green, Johnson's Mills, Rodgerville, Sarepta
  • Stanley Township: Bayfield, Brucefield, Kippen (shared with Hay Township), Vanastra (shared with Huron East), Varna; Bannockburn, Dinsley Terrace, Drysdale, Goshen

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19966,874—    
20016,919+0.7%
20067,120+2.9%
20117,044−1.1%
20167,136+1.3%
[3][1][2]

Prior to amalgamation (2001):

  • Population total in 1996: 6,874
    • Bayfield (village): 833
    • Hay (township): 2,254
    • Hensall (village): 1,187
    • Stanley (township): 1,714
    • Zurich (village): 886
  • Population in 1991:
    • Bayfield (village): 813
    • Hay (township): 2,182
    • Hensall (village): 1,238
    • Stanley (township): 1,546
    • Zurich (village): 860

Notable persons[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bluewater, Ontario (Code 3540010) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  2. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census Bluewater, Ontario". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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