Wawanesa, Manitoba

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Unincorporated urban community
Downtown Wawanesa
Downtown Wawanesa
Wawanesa is located in Manitoba
Location of Wawanesa in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°31′N 99°41′W / 49.517°N 99.683°W / 49.517; -99.683Coordinates: 49°31′N 99°41′W / 49.517°N 99.683°W / 49.517; -99.683
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Westman Region
Municipality Oakland – Wawanesa
 • Total 2.28 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 594
 • Density 261.1/km2 (676/sq mi)
 • Change (2011-16) Increase5.7%
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (CDT) (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 204

Wawanesa is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Oakland – Wawanesa within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held village status prior to January 1, 2015. It is the birthplace of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.


As of the 2016 Canadian census, the population of Wawanesa was 594, a 5.7% increase from its population of 562 in the 2011 census. The median age was 38.9 years old, 2.1 years younger than the national average of 41.0. There were 247 private dwellings, 237 of which were occupied by usual residents.

Of those in Wawanesa aged 15 or older, 57.4% are married, 7.4% are living with a common-law partner, 18.0% have never been married, 2.1% are separated, 6.4% are divorced, and 8.5% are widowed.

Of the census families in Wawanesa, 52.9% consist of two persons, 11.8% consist of three persons, 20.6% consist of four persons, and the remaining 11.8% consist of five or more persons. The average size of a census family in Wawanesa is 2.9 persons. 53.3% of couple census families live without children, 10.0% live with one child, 23.3% live with two children, and 13.3% live with three or more children.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people associated with Wawanesa have included suffragist Nellie McClung and Edna Diefenbaker, the first wife of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.


  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile: Wawanesa (Unincorporated urban centre". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 

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