Middlesex County, Ontario

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Middlesex County
County (upper-tier)
County of Middlesex
Location of Middlesex County
Location of Middlesex County
Municipalities of Middlesex County
Municipalities of Middlesex County
Coordinates: 43°00′N 81°30′W / 43.000°N 81.500°W / 43.000; -81.500Coordinates: 43°00′N 81°30′W / 43.000°N 81.500°W / 43.000; -81.500
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County seat London
 • Land 2,821.00 km2 (1,089.19 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 71,551
 • Density 25.4/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website www.middlesex.ca

Middlesex County (2016 population 71,551)[1] is a primarily rural county in Southwestern Ontario, Canada covering 3,317.27 square kilometers. Landlocked, the county is bordered by Huron and Perth counties on the north, Oxford County on the east, Elgin County on the south, and Chatham-Kent and Lambton County on the west.

The county seat is the city of London, although the city is politically independent from the county. The Middlesex census division, which consists of the county together with the City of London and three Native reserves, had a population of 455,526 in 2016.[2] Part of the county is also included in the London census metropolitan area.


Middlesex County is composed of eight incorporated municipalities (in order of population):

  • Strathroy-Caradoc, Township of
    • Population centres: Strathroy and Mount Brydges. Other communities: Cairngorm, Campbellvale, Caradoc, Christina, Falconbridge, Glen Oak, Longwood, Melbourne (part) and Muncey.
  • Middlesex Centre, Municipality of
    • Population centre: Ilderton. Other communities: Arva, Ballymote, Birr, Bryanston, Coldstream, Delaware, Denfield, Duncrief, Elginfield, Ettrick, Ivan, Kilworth, Komoka, Littlewood, Lobo, Lobo Siding, Maple Grove, Melrose, Poplar Hill, Sharon, Southgate, Southwold, Telfer and Vanneck.
  • Thames Centre, Municipality of (township)
    • Population centre: Dorchester. Other communities: Avon, Belton, Cherry Grove, Crampton, Cobble Hill, Derwent, Devizes, Evelyn, Fanshawe Lake, Friendly Corners, Gladstone, Harrietsville, Kelly Station, Mossley, Nilestown, Oliver, Plover Mills, Putnam, Salmonville, Silvermoon, Thorndale, Three Bridges and Wellburn.
  • North Middlesex, Municipality of (township)
    • Population centre: Parkhill. Other communities: Ailsa Craig, Beechwood, Bornish, Bowood, Brinsley, Carlisle, Corbett, Greenway, Hungry Hollow, Lieury, Moray, Mount Carmel, Nairn, Sable, Springbank, Sylvan and West McGillivray.
  • Southwest Middlesex, Municipality of (township)
    • Population centre: Glencoe. Other communities: Appin, Ekfrid, Lewis Corners, Macksville, Mayfair, Melbourne (part), Newbury Station, North Appin Station, North Ekfrid, North Glencoe Station, Riverside, Strathburn, Tate Corners, Wardsville and Woodgreen.
  • Lucan Biddulph, Township
    • Population centre: Lucan. Other communities: Biddulph, Clandeboye and Granton.
  • Adelaide Metcalfe, Township
    • Communities: Adelaide, Crathie, Dejong, Kerwood, Keyser, Mullifarry, Napier, Napperton, Springfield, Walkers and Wrightmans Corners.
  • Newbury, Village

First Nations reserves located within the Middlesex census division but separate from Middlesex County:

Municipal government[edit]

Members of the County Council are the mayors (or reeves) of the municipalities of Adelaide Metcalfe, Lucan Biddulph, Middlesex Centre, North Middlesex, Southwest Middlesex, Strathroy-Caradoc and Thames Centre as well as the Village of Newbury. Centres with a population exceding 5,000 also get an additional seat for their deputy mayors. The head of council is one of its members who is elected as reeve for a one year term by the councilors.[3]


Historic population:

  • 2016: 71,551 (5-year growth rate: 1.1%)
  • 2011: 70,796 (5-year growth rate: 2.6%)
  • 2006: 69,024 (5-year growth rate: 3.6%)
  • 2001: 66,646 (5-year growth rate: 4.2%)
  • 1996: 63,947

The demographics below are for the Middlesex census division which includes the politically separate City of London and the three First Nations reserves.

Canada census – Middlesex County, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 439,151 (4.0% from 2006) 422,333 (4.7% from 2001)
Land area: 3,317.54 km2 (1,280.91 sq mi) 3,317.15 km2 (1,280.76 sq mi)
Population density: 132.4/km2 (343/sq mi) 127.3/km2 (330/sq mi)
Median age: 38.5 (M: 37.2, F: 39.8)
Total private dwellings: 195,679 183,091
Median household income:
Notes: Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves – References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

Former communities[edit]

The City of London, including the annexations below, is now politically independent from Middlesex County:

  • Old London East (Formerly their own Incorporated town (Annexed by London 1885)
  • Wortley Village (annexed by London in 1890)
  • Petersville (Kensington) (annexed by London in 1897)
  • Pottersburg (annexed by London about 1905; population increase was required to allow public transit to operate on Sunday).
  • Byron (annexed by London in 1961)
  • Broughdale (annexed by London in 1961)
  • Masonville (annexed by London in 1961)
  • Lambeth (annexed by London in 1993)
  • Westminster (annexed by London in 1993)
  • Glanworth (annexed by London in 1993)
  • Hyde Park (annexed by London)
  • Crumlin (annexed by London)
  • Fanshawe (annexed by London)
  • Brockley (annexed by London)
  • Scottsville (annexed by London)
  • Tempo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Sum of the eight municipalities in Middlesex County from "Census Profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Census Profile". 2016 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  3. ^ https://www.middlesex.ca/government
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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