Thames Centre

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Thames Centre
Municipality of Thames Centre
Skyline of Thames Centre
Thames Centre is located in Southern Ontario
Thames Centre
Thames Centre
Coordinates: 43°02′N 81°05′W / 43.03°N 81.08°W / 43.03; -81.08Coordinates: 43°02′N 81°05′W / 43.03°N 81.08°W / 43.03; -81.08
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyMiddlesex
FormedJanuary 1, 2001
Government
 • MayorAlison Warwick
 • Federal ridingElgin—Middlesex—London
 • Prov. ridingElgin—Middlesex—London
Area
 • Land433.95 km2 (167.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total13,191
 • Density30.4/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
N0L
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.thamescentre.on.ca Edit this at Wikidata

Thames Centre is a municipality in Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, directly east of the City of London. It was formed on January 1, 2001, when the townships of West Nissouri and North Dorchester were amalgamated. It is part of the London census metropolitan area.

Thames Centre includes the Degree Confluence of 43N 81W.

Communities[edit]

Communities in the township include: Avon, Belton, Cherry Grove, Crampton, Cobble Hill, Derwent, Devizes, Dorchester, Evelyn, Fanshawe Lake, Friendly Corners, Gladstone, Harrietsville, Kelly Station, Mossley, Nilestown, Oliver, Putnam, Salmonville, Silvermoon, Thorndale, Three Bridges, and Wellburn.

Dorchester[edit]

Dorchester

Dorchester is the residential and commercial core of the township. Every year, there are many events held in Dorchester such as the Dorchester Fair, the Dorchester Car Show, the Run to the Fair 5k Road Race, and the Dorchester Dolphins. The Donnybrook Fiddle and Step Dance Competition has become an annual event held at the fairgrounds every Civic Long Weekend. This event brings fiddlers and steppers from all over the province and the North Eastern United States. Also, scouts from all over Canada and the USA attend a camporee called the Dorchester International Brotherhood Camp (DIBC). The camp attracts as many as 4,000 scouts and girl guides from Canada and the US every year. The camp is held annually on Mothers Day weekend, with its 22nd installment set to take place in May 2011.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Thames Centre community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 13,191 (+1.5% from 2011) 13,000 (-0.6% from 2006) 13,085 (+4.9% from 2001)
Land area: 433.99 km2 (167.56 sq mi) 433.95 km2 (167.55 sq mi) 433.80 km2 (167.49 sq mi)
Population density: 30.4/km2 (79/sq mi) 30.0/km2 (78/sq mi) 30.2/km2 (78/sq mi)
Median age: 45.1 (M: 45.1, F: 45.1) 43.9 (M: 43.9, F: 43.9) 41.0 (M: 40.6, F: 41.3)
Total private dwellings: 5,162 4,836 4,695
Median household income: $94,906 $79,299
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Thames Centre population history
YearPop.±%
199612,126—    
200112,473+2.9%
200613,085+4.9%
201113,000−0.6%
201613,191+1.5%
[8][1][2]

Populations prior to amalgamation (2001):

  • Population total in 1996: 12,126
    • North Dorchester (township): 8,665
    • West Nissouri (township): 3,484
  • Population in 1991:
    • North Dorchester (township): 7,915
    • West Nissouri (township): 3,277

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thames Centre census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  2. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Thames Centre, Municipality". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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