Penticton, British Columbia

Penticton is a city in the Okanagan Valley of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. Its 2006 population was 31,909 (41,574 in the greater area). The name Penticton is derived from a word in the Okanagan language, and it is roughly translated as "a place to stay forever". It is also the sister city of Ikeda, Hokkaido, Japan. [1]

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Overview


Population in 2006:  31,909
Population in 2001:  30,985
Population change:  3%

Average property values in 2006:
Penticton $ 296,855
British Columbia $ 418,703
Canada $ 263,369


Median household income in 2005:
Penticton $ 41,383
British Columbia $ 52,709
Canada $ 53,634


Median age in 2006:
Penticton 47.3
British Columbia 40.8
Canada 39.5


Median rent in 2006:
Penticton $ 659
British Columbia $ 752
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Penticton $ 590
British Columbia $ 876
Canada $ 839
 

Climate

Temperature Chart

Temperature January February March April May June July August September October November December
Daily Average (°C) -2 1 5 9 14 17 20 20 15 9 3 -1
Daily Maximum (°C) 1 4 10 16 21 25 28 28 22 14 6 1
Daily Minimum (°C) -4 -3 -1 2 7 10 13 13 8 3 -0 -4
Canada Daily Average (°C) -10 -8 -3 4 11 15 18 17 12 6 -1 -8
Precipitation

Precipitation January February March April May June July August September October November December
Rainfall (mm) 11 14 19 26 37 39 28 31 25 20 20 11
Snowfall (mm) 22 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 22
Precipitation(mm) 27 23 22 27 37 39 28 31 25 20 27 28
 
 

Demographics

Racial Groups
Racial Groups Penticton
Total
Total Population 31,390
Total visible minority population 1,890
Chinese 240
South Asian 990
Black 20
Filipino 210
Latin American 75
South East American 70
Arab 10
West Asian 15
Korean 0
Japenese 180
Visibile minority, n.i.e . 20
Multiple Visible minority 65
White 29,500
 
Age characteristics
Age characteristics Penticton
Total
Total Population 31,910
0 to 4 years 1,160
5 to 9 years 1,395
10 to 14 years 1,740
15 to 19 years 1,990
20 to 24 years 1,715
25 to 29 years 1,495
30 to 34 years 1,470
35 to 39 years 1,610
40 to 44 years 2,195
45 to 49 years 2,585
50 to 54 years 2,370
55 to 59 years 2,125
60 to 64 years 1,815
65 to 69 years 1,705
70 to 74 years 1,840
75 to 79 years 1,795
80 to 84 years 1,505
85 years and over 1,390
 
 
Knowledge of languages
Knowledge of languages Penticton
Total
Total Population 31,385
English only 29,195
French only 30
English and French 1,975
Neither English nor French 185
 

Immigrant status
and period of immigration
Penticton
Total
Total Population 31,390
Non-immigrants 26,425
Immigrants 4,930
Non-permanent residents 35
Non-immigrants are persons who are Canadian citizens by birth. Although most Canadian citizens by birth were born in Canada, a small number were born outside Canada to Canadian parents.
Generation Status
Generation Status Penticton
Total
Total Population (Over 15) 27,085
1st generation 4,920
2nd generation 6,910
3rd generation or more 15,255
 

Income



Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Penticton $ 22,763
British Columbia $ 24,867
Canada $ 25,615
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Penticton $ 21,143
British Columbia $ 22,785
Canada $ 23,307
Total income refers to the total money income received from all sources during calendar year 2005 by persons 15 years and over.
After-tax income refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial taxes paid for 2005.

Median income in 2005 - All private households: ($):
Penticton $ 41,383
British Columbia $ 52,709
Canada $ 53,634
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Penticton $ 70,663
British Columbia $ 79,509
Canada $ 82,156
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Penticton $ 52,047
British Columbia $ 63,969
Canada $ 62,503
Median income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Penticton $ 21,799
British Columbia $ 27,773
Canada $ 26,720
Private household refers to a person or a group of persons (other than foreign residents) who occupy the same dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. It may consist of a family group (census family) with or without other persons, of two or more families sharing a dwelling, of a group of unrelated persons, or of one person living alone. Household members who are temporarily absent on Census Day (e.g., temporary residents elsewhere) are considered as part of their usual household. For census purposes, every person is a member of one and only one household. Unless otherwise specified, all data in household reports are for private households only.

Median after-tax income in 2005 - All private households: ($):
Penticton $ 37,029
British Columbia $ 46,472
Canada $ 46,584
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Penticton $ 61,878
British Columbia $ 68,639
Canada $ 69,711
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Penticton $ 47,254
British Columbia $ 55,748
Canada $ 53,667
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Penticton $ 20,506
British Columbia $ 24,987
Canada $ 23,888
 

Households




Median rent in 2006:
Penticton $ 659
British Columbia $ 752
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Penticton $ 590
British Columbia $ 876
Canada $ 839
Occupied private dwelling types
Occupied private dwelling characteristics - as a % of total occupied private dwellings Penticton
Single-detached houses 49%
Semi-detached houses 3%
Row houses 9%
Apartments, duplex 2%
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys 28%
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys 4%
Other dwellings 5%
 
Household characteristics
Household characteristics Penticton
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 2,670
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 4,645
One-person households 5,130
Other households types 2,150
 
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Penticton
Total population 5 years and over 30,210
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 14,890
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 7,685
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 5,135
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 2,190
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 320
 

Education


Educational attainment
Educational attainment Penticton
Total population 15 years and over 27,605
No certificate, diploma or degree 6,580
High school certificate or equivalent 8,145
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 3,525
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 4,990
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 1,305
University certificate, diploma or degree 2,540
 
Major field of study
Major field of study Penticton
Total population 15 years and over 27,605
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 14,720
Education 1,095
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 350
Humanities 555
Social and behavioural sciences and law 705
Business, management and public administration 2,450
Physical and life sciences and technologies 320
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 175
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 2,995
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 380
Health, parks, recreation and fitnes 2,490
Personal, protective and transportation services 845
Other 0
 
Location of study
Location of study Penticton
Total population 15 years and over 27,605
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 14,720
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 12,365
Inside Canada 10,460
Outside Canada 1,905
 

Employment


Labour force activity
Labour force activity Penticton
Total population 15 years and over 27,605
In the labour force 15,480
Employed 14,425
Unemployed 1,055
Not in the labour force 11,605
Participation rate 57
Employment rate 53
Unemployment rate 7
 
Employment rate
Participatiion Rate:
Penticton 57
British Columbia 66
Canada 67

Employment rate:
Penticton 53
British Columbia 62
Canada 62

Unemployment rate:
Penticton 7
British Columbia 6
Canada 7
 
Participation rate - Refers to the labour force in the week (Sunday to Saturday) prior to Census Day (May 16, 2006), expressed as a percentage of the population 15 years and over excluding institutional residents.
Occupation for males
Occupation for males Penticton
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 7,805
Management occupations 910
Business, finance and administration occupations 665
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 450
Health occupations 185
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 225
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 125
Sales and service occupations 1,750
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,350
Occupations unique to primary industry 530
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 620
 
Occupation for females
Occupation for females Penticton
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 7,545
Management occupations 490
Business, finance and administration occupations 1,800
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 100
Health occupations 945
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 635
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 185
Sales and service occupations 2,825
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 110
Occupations unique to primary industry 255
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 210
 
Industry for males
Industry for males Penticton
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 7,805
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 475
Construction 1,270
Manufacturing 1,295
Wholesale trade 315
Retail trade 1,025
Finance and real estate 325
Health care and social services 285
Educational services 280
Business services 1,095
Other services 1,430
 
Industry for females
Industry for females Penticton
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 7,545
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 235
Construction 130
Manufacturing 330
Wholesale trade 155
Retail trade 1,265
Finance and real estate 465
Health care and social services 1,650
Educational services 410
Business services 900
Other services 2,000
 
Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Penticton
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 16,925
English 16,715
French 45
Non-official language 115
English and French 10
English and non-official language 40
French and non-official language 0
English, French and non-official language 0
 
Mode of transportation to work
Car, truck, van, as driver:
Penticton 9,460
British Columbia 1,353,790
Canada 10,644,330

Car, truck, van, as passenger:
Penticton 1,315
British Columbia 145,840
Canada 1,133,145

Public transit:
Penticton 165
British Columbia 195,145
Canada 1,622,725

Walked or bicycled:
Penticton 2,250
British Columbia 167,650
Canada 1,134,805

All other modes:
Penticton 190
British Columbia 27,620
Canada 179,250
 

Election Results

40th General Federal Election (2008)

Penticton includes the following Electoral Districts:
Okanagan--Coquihalla

Electoral results for all districts in Penticton:
Conservative:58.13%
Green:13.34%
Liberal:11.89%
NDP:16.64%
 

Crime

No data available

Source information:

* Weather data sourced from Environment Canada (http://www.ec.gc.ca)

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