Demographics


Population

Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population identified the total population of North Bay and area as 64,043, with 31,025 males and 33,020 females.  The median age of North Bay residents is 42.9 years old and 85% of the population is over the age of 14.  


Language

Statistics Canada, 2011 Census – First language:

First Language

Total

% of population

Total 

63,100


100%

English Only

50,275


79.7

French Only

9,475


15%

Other languages

2,440


3.9%

Multiple Responses

905


1.4%


**The Statistics Canada 2011 Census information reflects the Census Agglomeration of North Bay. This means that the population includes the neighbouring municipalities of East Ferris, Callander and Bonfield.

**The Statistics Canada 2011 Census did not have a mandatory long form component, compromising the accuracy of the data, particularly for smaller cities. This has been acknowledged by Statistics Canada.


A photo of Nipissing and Canadore Students 

Nipissing University and Canadore College are a driving force in North Bay's economy attracting more than 7,000 students to the area. Renowned programs between the two institutions include Canadore College's Aviation Program and Nipissing University's Bachelor of Education Program.