Newbury, Ontario

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Newbury
Village (lower-tier)
Village of Newbury
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Newbury is located in Southern Ontario
Newbury
Newbury
Coordinates: 42°41′00″N 81°47′50″W / 42.68333°N 81.79722°W / 42.68333; -81.79722Coordinates: 42°41′00″N 81°47′50″W / 42.68333°N 81.79722°W / 42.68333; -81.79722
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Middlesex
Settled 1851
Incorporated 1873
Government
 • Reeve Diane Brewer
 • Federal riding Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
 • Prov. riding Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
Area[1]
 • Land 1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 447
 • Density 241.0/km2 (624/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0L
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.newbury.ca

Newbury is a village in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in Middlesex County. It is located in the southwestern corner of the county, entirely surrounded by the municipality of Southwest Middlesex.

History[edit]

The village got its start in 1851 when the Great Western Railway was built through the area. The settlement was originally known as Ward's Station, but was renamed in 1854 after the namesake town in England since most of the residents were of English and Irish origin. That same year, the post office opened with Robert Thompson as first postmaster.[2]

By 1872, Newbury's population had reached 750 people. The following year it was incorporated as a village. During those early years, Newbury had a flourmill, seven hotels, three churches, a school, library, fire hall, and a basket factory.[2]

In 1967, the Four Counties General Hospital opened, followed by the Newbury Medical Clinic in 1972.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Newbury, Ontario community profile
2011 2006
Population: 447 (1.8% from 2006) 439 (4.0% from 2001)
Land area: 1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi) 1.85 km2 (0.71 sq mi)
Population density: 241.0/km2 (624/sq mi) 236.7/km2 (613/sq mi)
Median age: 43.7 (M: 43.5, F: 44.0) 39.8 (M: 38.5, F: 40.8)
Total private dwellings: 193 183
Median household income: $32,473
References: 2011[1] 2006[3] earlier[4]

Population trend:[5]

  • Population in 2006: 439
  • Population in 2001: 422
  • Population in 1996: 430
  • Population in 1991: 419

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "The History of Newbury". The Corporation of the Village of Newbury. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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