Prescott, Ontario

Prescott is a town of approximately 4,200 people on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada. The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, 5 km east of Prescott in Johnstown, connects it with Ogdensburg, New York. [1]

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Overview


Population in 2006:  4,180
Population in 2001:  4,228
Population change:  -1.1%

Average property values in 2006:
Prescott $ 142,355
Ontario $ 297,479
Canada $ 263,369


Median household income in 2005:
Prescott $ 40,100
Ontario $ 60,455
Canada $ 53,634


Median age in 2006:
Prescott 44.3
Ontario 39
Canada 39.5


Median rent in 2006:
Prescott $ 633
Ontario $ 801
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Prescott $ 776
Ontario $ 1,046
Canada $ 839
 

Climate

Temperature Chart

Temperature January February March April May June July August September October November December
Daily Average (°C) -8 -7 -1 6 13 18 21 20 15 9 3 -4
Daily Maximum (°C) -4 -2 3 11 18 23 26 25 20 13 6 -1
Daily Minimum (°C) -13 -11 -6 2 8 13 16 15 11 5 -1 -8
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) 31 25 39 68 78 84 84 85 96 80 73 41
Snowfall (mm) 51 42 33 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 48
Precipitation(mm) 82 67 72 77 78 84 84 85 96 82 88 89
 
 

Demographics

Racial Groups
Racial Groups Prescott
Total
Total Population 4,065
Total visible minority population 90
Chinese 15
South Asian 20
Black 20
Filipino 35
Latin American 0
South East American 0
Arab 0
West Asian 0
Korean 0
Japenese 0
Visibile minority, n.i.e . 0
Multiple Visible minority 0
White 3,970
 
Age characteristics
Age characteristics Prescott
Total
Total Population 4,180
0 to 4 years 220
5 to 9 years 215
10 to 14 years 255
15 to 19 years 260
20 to 24 years 195
25 to 29 years 200
30 to 34 years 220
35 to 39 years 250
40 to 44 years 325
45 to 49 years 315
50 to 54 years 290
55 to 59 years 275
60 to 64 years 185
65 to 69 years 200
70 to 74 years 235
75 to 79 years 215
80 to 84 years 185
85 years and over 140
 
 
Knowledge of languages
Knowledge of languages Prescott
Total
Total Population 4,060
English only 3,635
French only 10
English and French 380
Neither English nor French 30
 

Immigrant status
and period of immigration
Prescott
Total
Total Population 4,060
Non-immigrants 3,730
Immigrants 315
Non-permanent residents 15
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 Prescott
Total
Total Population (Over 15) 3,375
1st generation 315
2nd generation 460
3rd generation or more 2,600
 

Income



Median income - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Prescott $ 21,635
Ontario $ 27,258
Canada $ 25,615
Median income after tax - Persons 15 years and over ($):
Prescott $ 19,887
Ontario $ 24,604
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: ($):
Prescott $ 40,100
Ontario $ 60,455
Canada $ 53,634
Median income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Prescott $ 73,287
Ontario $ 87,960
Canada $ 82,156
Median income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Prescott $ 52,731
Ontario $ 68,764
Canada $ 62,503
Median income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Prescott $ 19,721
Ontario $ 30,025
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: ($):
Prescott $ 34,901
Ontario $ 52,117
Canada $ 46,584
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households with children: ($):
Prescott $ 64,317
Ontario $ 74,095
Canada $ 69,711
Median after-tax income in 2005 - Couple households without children: ($):
Prescott $ 45,673
Ontario $ 58,755
Canada $ 53,667
Median after-tax income in 2005 - One-person households: ($):
Prescott $ 18,658
Ontario $ 26,473
Canada $ 23,888
 

Households




Median rent in 2006:
Prescott $ 633
Ontario $ 801
Canada $ 671


Median mortgage payment in 2006:
Prescott $ 776
Ontario $ 1,046
Canada $ 839
Occupied private dwelling types
Occupied private dwelling characteristics - as a % of total occupied private dwellings Prescott
Single-detached houses 55%
Semi-detached houses 8%
Row houses 5%
Apartments, duplex 2%
Apartments in buildings with fewer than five storeys 26%
Apartments in buildings with five or more storeys 2%
Other dwellings 1%
 
Household characteristics
Household characteristics Prescott
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children 355
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children 535
One-person households 675
Other households types 325
 
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago Prescott
Total population 5 years and over 3,840
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 2,045
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses within the same census subdivision (municipality) 915
Lived within the same province or territory 5 years ago, but changed addresses from another census subdivision (municipality) within the same province or territory 755
Lived in a different province or territory 5 years ago 100
Lived in a different country 5 years ago 20
 

Education


Educational attainment
Educational attainment Prescott
Total population 15 years and over 3,490
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,045
High school certificate or equivalent 940
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 295
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 675
University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level 85
University certificate, diploma or degree 335
 
Major field of study
Major field of study Prescott
Total population 15 years and over 3,490
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,980
Education 50
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 35
Humanities 115
Social and behavioural sciences and law 120
Business, management and public administration 265
Physical and life sciences and technologies 50
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 70
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 305
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 25
Health, parks, recreation and fitnes 235
Personal, protective and transportation services 115
Other 0
 
Location of study
Location of study Prescott
Total population 15 years and over 3,490
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,980
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 1,390
Inside Canada 1,240
Outside Canada 150
 

Employment


Labour force activity
Labour force activity Prescott
Total population 15 years and over 3,490
In the labour force 1,860
Employed 1,765
Unemployed 90
Not in the labour force 1,515
Participation rate 55
Employment rate 52
Unemployment rate 5
 
Employment rate
Participatiion Rate:
Prescott 55
Ontario 67
Canada 67

Employment rate:
Prescott 52
Ontario 63
Canada 62

Unemployment rate:
Prescott 5
Ontario 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 Prescott
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 995
Management occupations 105
Business, finance and administration occupations 55
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 100
Health occupations 0
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 30
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 10
Sales and service occupations 195
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 365
Occupations unique to primary industry 20
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 110
 
Occupation for females
Occupation for females Prescott
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 845
Management occupations 60
Business, finance and administration occupations 165
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 20
Health occupations 125
Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion 90
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport 0
Sales and service occupations 285
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 20
Occupations unique to primary industry 0
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 65
 
Industry for males
Industry for males Prescott
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 995
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 0
Construction 145
Manufacturing 280
Wholesale trade 25
Retail trade 110
Finance and real estate 0
Health care and social services 30
Educational services 10
Business services 210
Other services 180
 
Industry for females
Industry for females Prescott
Total experienced labour force 15 years and over 845
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 10
Construction 10
Manufacturing 80
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 130
Finance and real estate 25
Health care and social services 215
Educational services 35
Business services 135
Other services 195
 
Language used most often at work
Language used most often at work Prescott
Total population 15 years and over who worked since 2005 1,995
English 1,980
French 0
Non-official language 10
English and French 0
English and non-official language 0
French and non-official language 0
English, French and non-official language 0
 
Mode of transportation to work
Car, truck, van, as driver:
Prescott 1,280
Ontario 4,038,035
Canada 10,644,330

Car, truck, van, as passenger:
Prescott 210
Ontario 470,410
Canada 1,133,145

Public transit:
Prescott 0
Ontario 736,060
Canada 1,622,725

Walked or bicycled:
Prescott 145
Ontario 389,105
Canada 1,134,805

All other modes:
Prescott 15
Ontario 57,350
Canada 179,250
 

Election Results

40th General Federal Election (2008)

Prescott includes the following Electoral Districts:
Glengarry--Prescott--Russell
Leeds--Grenville

Electoral results for all districts in Prescott:
Conservative:52.48%
Green:7.34%
Liberal:27.73%
NDP:12.04%
Other:0.42%
 

Crime

No data available

Source information:

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

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