St. John's Metropolitan Area

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St. John's Metropolitan Area
Metropolitan Area
Downtown St. John's from Signal Hill
St. John's Metropolitan Area is located in Newfoundland
St. John's Metropolitan Area
Location of St John's in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°34′3″N 52°42′26″W / 47.56750°N 52.70722°W / 47.56750; -52.70722Coordinates: 47°34′3″N 52°42′26″W / 47.56750°N 52.70722°W / 47.56750; -52.70722
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Census division 1
Government
 • MPs
 • MHAs
Area
 • Metro 804.65 km2 (310.68 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Metro 205,955
 • Metro density 255.9/km2 (663/sq mi)
  20th Largest metropolitan area in Canada
Time zone NST (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) NDT (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

The St. John's Metropolitan Area is the most populous census metropolitan area (CMA) in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. With a population of 205,955 in the 2016 Canadian Census, the CMA is the second largest in Atlantic Canada and the 20th largest CMA in Canada.[2]

The St. John’s CMA had a population of 205,955 as of 2016.[1][3] The CMA comprises the City of St. John's and twelve other communities, the largest of which are the town of Conception Bay South and the city of Mount Pearl.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The following information is from: Statistics Canada[4]

Population change[edit]

St. John's Metropolitan Area

Year Population
 % change
1986 164,593 N/A
1991 175,391 6.6
1996 174,051 -0.07
2001 172,918 -0.7
2006 181,113 4.7
2011 196,966 8.8
2016 205,955 4.6

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality 2001 2006 2011 2016
St. John's 99,182 100,646 106,172 108,860
Conception Bay South 19,772 21,966 24,848 26,199
Mount Pearl 24,964 24,671 24,284 22,957
Paradise 9,598 12,584 17,695 21,389
Portugal Cove – St. Philip's 5,866 6,575 7,366 8,147
Torbay 5,474 6,281 7,397 7,899
Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove 1,872 1,978 2,098 2,221
Pouch Cove 1,669 1,756 1,866 2,069
Flatrock 1,138 1,214 1,457 1,683
Witless Bay 1,056 1,070 1,179 1,619
Bay Bulls 1,014 1,078 1,283 1,500
Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove 949 915 924 960
Bauline 364 379 397 452

Population density[edit]

Rank Municipality Population Land Area Population Density
km2 mi2 /km2 /mi2
- St. John's Metropolitan Area 205,955 804.65 310.68 244.8 634
1 St. John's 108,860 446.04 172.22 238.0 616
2 Conception Bay South 26,199 59.27 22.88 419.2 1,086
3 Mount Pearl 22,957 15.75 6.08 1,542.1 3,994
4 Paradise 21,389 29.24 11.29 605.2 1,567
5 Torbay 7,899 34.88 13.47 212.1 549
6 Portugal Cove – St. Philip's 8,147 57.35 22.14 128.4 333
7 Logy Bay – Middle Cove – Outer Cove 2,221 16.98 6.56 123.6 320
8 Pouch Cove 2,069 58.34 22.53 32.0 83
9 Flatrock 1,683 18.12 7.00 80.4 208
10 Bay Bulls 1,500 30.74 11.87 41.7 108
11 Witless Bay 1,619 18.49 7.14 67.4 175
12 Petty Harbour – Maddox Cove 960 4.51 1.74 205.1 531
13 Bauline 452 15.95 6.16 24.9 64

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