Kingston Population 2021

592,477
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Kingston's 2021 population is now estimated at 592,477. In 1950, the population of Kingston was 278,076. Kingston has grown by 1,537 since 2015, which represents a 0.26% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Kingston, which typically includes Kingston's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

As the first capital of Canada in 1841, Kingston has a long history. However, authorities decided that the location was not quite right and so Kingston was only a capital city for three years. Located directly on Lake Ontario and the sources of two rivers, the St. Lawrence and the Cataraqui, Kingston is still a growing city with a lot to offer and remains an integral part of military operations in Ontario.

The population of Kingston, according to the numbers in 2016, is 172,411. Although the numbers for 2017 are not definitive, the estimated population, according to the average rate of growth, puts the 2017 population at approximately 175,018.

City Size and Population Density

The population density of the Kingston metro area is about 82.3 people residing for every kilometer in the area. The city covers a total surface area of 451.19 square kilometers (174.21 square miles).

Demographics

From the most current numbers, it is known that female residents outnumber males. Females make up 51.3% of the overall population of Kingston and males 48.7%.

Other numbers for demographics show that Kingston is a hot spot for retirees, as 14.1% of the total population is at or above the retirement age.

It is also known that 94.2% of the population identifies as Caucasian. Minorities include 1.7% Chinese, 1.2% black, and .8% South Asian. The remaining 2.1% of the population is a combination of several other races and those that identify as one or more different races.

Education

The city of Kingston is quite diverse in its education levels. Within Kingston, 18.8% of the overall population does not have a high school diploma. 27% of the population have at least obtained a high school diploma, while 8% have chosen apprenticeship or trades after high school and 21.5% have attended a non-university college and received a certificate of completion.

The smallest numbers are those that have received a degree from a university that is below bachelor level. Those numbers make up just 3% of the population, while those that have attended and earned a bachelor's degree or higher from a university represent 21.7% of the population of Kingston.

Transportation

Transportation in and around Kingston is primarily by privately owned personal vehicles. 69.1% of the population of the city owns and regularly drives their own vehicle everywhere they go. There is, however, a growing number of people turning to public transportation. Currently, this totals only 5% of the population, while 14.5% of people choose to bike or walk to where they want to go. 9.7% of the population claim to be passengers without the legal ability to drive, and just 1.7% of the population claims that they regularly use other forms of transportation to get to and from their destinations.

Kingston Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035645,4460.60%3,854
2034641,5920.63%4,022
2033637,5700.66%4,160
2032633,4100.68%4,256
2031629,1540.69%4,332
2030624,8220.70%4,368
2029620,4540.71%4,361
2028616,0930.70%4,288
2027611,8050.68%4,141
2026607,6640.64%3,894
2025603,7700.59%3,545
2024600,2250.52%3,101
2023597,1240.44%2,593
2022594,5310.35%2,054
2021592,4770.26%1,537
2020590,9400.18%1,091
2019589,8490.13%766
2018589,0830.10%596
2017588,4870.10%596
2016587,8910.10%595
2015587,2960.10%594
2014586,7020.10%594
2013586,1080.10%593
2012585,5150.10%593
2011584,9220.10%592
2010584,3300.10%592
2009583,7380.10%591
2008583,1470.10%592
2007582,5550.10%590
2006581,9650.10%590
2005581,3750.10%588
2004580,7870.10%589
2003580,1980.10%588
2002579,6100.12%723
2001578,8870.22%1,283
2000577,6040.22%1,283
1999576,3210.22%1,279
1998575,0420.22%1,276
1997573,7660.22%1,272
1996572,4940.22%1,272
1995571,2220.22%1,267
1994569,9550.22%1,265
1993568,6900.22%1,260
1992567,4300.22%1,261
1991566,1690.71%4,001
1990562,1680.86%4,796
1989557,3720.86%4,750
1988552,6220.86%4,721
1987547,9010.86%4,675
1986543,2260.86%4,635
1985538,5910.86%4,590
1984534,0010.86%4,562
1983529,4390.86%4,518
1982524,9210.84%4,392
1981520,5290.84%4,346
1980516,1830.84%4,318
1979511,8650.84%4,278
1978507,5870.84%4,242
1977503,3450.84%4,201
1976499,1440.84%4,177
1975494,9670.84%4,137
1974490,8300.84%4,102
1973486,7280.84%4,062
1972482,6660.84%4,039
1971478,6270.84%4,000
1970474,6271.14%5,330
1969469,2971.22%5,671
1968463,6261.23%5,617
1967458,0091.22%5,542
1966452,4671.22%5,475
1965446,9921.22%5,401
1964441,5911.23%5,350
1963436,2411.22%5,279
1962430,9621.22%5,214
1961425,7481.22%5,145
1960420,6033.58%14,541
1959406,0624.30%16,727
1958389,3354.30%16,039
1957373,2964.29%15,358
1956357,9384.30%14,765
1955343,1734.30%14,137
1954329,0364.30%13,555
1953315,4814.29%12,979
1952302,5024.30%12,479
1951290,0234.30%11,947
1950278,0760.00%

Kingston Population Data (Urban Area)

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  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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