Focus on Geography Series, 2021 Census of Population

Sault Ste. Marie, Census agglomeration

Population, 2021 and 2016 censuses

49

Provincial population rank: 20

National population rank: 49 of 152

-1.8%

In 2021, the enumerated population of Sault Ste. Marie (CA), was 76,731, which represents a change of -1.8% from 2016. This compares to the provincial average of 5.8% and the national average of 5.2%.

-0.3%

In 2021, there were 34,416 private dwellings occupied in Sault Ste. Marie (CA), which represent a change of -0.3% from 2016.

95.6

The land area of Sault Ste. Marie (CA) is 802.58 square kilometres and the population density was 95.6 people per square kilometre.

Population in the last 20 years, Sault Ste. Marie (CA)

Population change in the last 20 years, Sault Ste. Marie (CA)

Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011, 2011 to 2016 and 2016 to 2021

Population change, 2016 to 2021 for census subdivisions in the Sault Ste. Marie CA

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Sault Ste. Marie CY 72,051 73,368 -1.8
Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional TP 1,513 1,609 -6.0
Laird TP 1,121 1,047 7.1
Garden River 14 IRI 1,071 1,125 -4.8
Prince TP 975 1,010 -3.5
Rankin Location 15D IRI .. .. ..

Population change by rank, 2016 to 2021 for CMAs or CAs in Ontario

CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2021 2016 % change Nat. Prov.
Toronto CMA 6,202,225 5,928,040 4.6 1 1
Ottawa - Gatineau CMA 1,488,307 1,371,576 r 8.5 4 ...

Ottawa - Gatineau (Quebec part)

CMA part 353,293 332,426 6.3 ... 3

Ottawa - Gatineau (Ontario part)

CMA part 1,135,014 1,039,150 9.2 ... 2
Hamilton CMA 785,184 747,545 5.0 9 3
Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo CMA 575,847 523,894 9.9 10 4
London CMA 543,551 494,069 10.0 11 5
St. Catharines - Niagara CMA 433,604 406,074 6.8 13 6
Windsor CMA 422,630 398,718 r 6.0 14 7
Oshawa CMA 415,311 379,848 9.3 15 8
Barrie CMA 212,856 197,059 8.0 21 9
Kingston CMA 172,546 161,175 7.1 24 10
Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury CMA 170,605 165,958 r 2.8 25 11
Guelph CMA 165,588 151,984 9.0 26 12
Brantford CMA 144,162 134,203 7.4 30 13
Peterborough CMA 128,624 121,721 5.7 32 14
Thunder Bay CMA 123,258 121,621 1.3 34 15
Belleville - Quinte West CMA 111,184 103,401 r 7.5 38 16
Chatham-Kent CA 104,316 102,042 2.2 40 17
Sarnia CA 97,592 96,151 1.5 44 18
Kawartha Lakes CA 79,247 75,423 5.1 47 19
Sault Ste. Marie CA 76,731 78,159 -1.8 49 20
North Bay CA 71,736 70,378 1.9 52 21
Norfolk CA 67,490 64,044 5.4 53 22
Cornwall CA 61,415 59,699 2.9 57 23
Woodstock CA 46,705 41,098 r 13.6 66 24
Timmins CA 41,145 41,788 -1.5 72 25
Orillia CA 33,411 31,166 7.2 79 26
Stratford CA 33,232 31,470 r 5.6 80 27
Owen Sound CA 32,712 31,820 2.8 81 28
Brockville CA 31,661 31,200 r 1.5 84 29
Centre Wellington CA 31,093 28,191 10.3 86 30
Midland CA 27,894 25,826 r 8.0 94 31
Wasaga Beach CA 24,862 20,675 20.3 101 32
Collingwood CA 24,811 21,793 13.8 102 33
Pembroke CA 23,814 23,269 2.3 104 34
Essa CA 22,970 21,083 r 9.0 107 35
Cobourg CA 20,519 19,440 5.6 109 36
Tillsonburg CA 18,615 15,872 17.3 120 37
Petawawa CA 18,160 17,187 5.7 122 38
Port Hope CA 17,294 16,753 3.2 127 39
Kenora CA 14,967 15,096 -0.9 133 40
Ingersoll CA 13,693 12,757 7.3 140 41
Hawkesbury CA 12,010 11,974 0.3 151 ...

Hawkesbury (Quebec part)

CA part 1,816 1,711 6.1 ... 31

Hawkesbury (Ontario part)

CA part 10,194 10,263 -0.7 ... 43
Elliot Lake CA 11,372 10,741 5.9 152 42
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