Oshawa Population 2018
Oshawa is a Canadian city located in Ontario along Lake Ontario. It is a part of the Greater Toronto Area, and is the largest city in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The city, according to the 2016 Census, had a population of 159,458. The total area of the city is over 56 square miles, and the population density is 2,660 people per square mile. The city was incorporated in 1850 and has an interesting history. It was once known as the “Automotive Capital of Canada,” and is home to the General Motors of Canada headquarters. Now, the city is a leader in education and health sciences.
Oshawa’s population is primarily European, comprising over 90% of the population. There are also other ethnic groups including Blacks, South Asians, and Chinese residing within this Canadian city. Almost 40% of the population are of Canadian descent, but there are also large numbers of people who have English, Scottish, Irish and French origins. The average age of Oshawians is lower than the national average. Over 44% of residents are Protestant, with over 30% identifying as being Roman Catholic. Over 86% of residents speak English as their native language, while 2.2% speak French. The city has seen strong growth throughout the years, particularly during the 1950s through 1970s. Through the early 1990s, the city saw double-digit growth every five years. However, that rate has slowed a bit in recent years, with a 6.6% population increase recorded between 2011 and 2016. The city’s thriving economy, educational opportunities, and employment opportunities – including being an ideal location for startups and tech businesses – indicate that the city of Oshawa will continue to post strong population growth at the time of its next Census.