River Heights, Winnipeg

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This article is about the Winnipeg neighbourhood of River Heights.

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River Heights
Neighbourhood
Coordinates: 49°51′51″N97°11′20″W / 49.86417°N 97.18889°W / 49.86417; -97.18889 Coordinates: 49°51′51″N97°11′20″W / 49.86417°N 97.18889°W / 49.86417; -97.18889
Government
  MP Jim Carr
  MLA Jon Gerrard
  CouncillorJohn Orlikow
Area
  Neighbourhood6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
  Metro
5,306.79 km2 (2,048.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
  Neighbourhood18,995
  Density3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
   Metro
778,489
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Forward sortation area
R3N
Area code(s) Area codes 204 and 431

River Heights is a community area in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is located south of the Assiniboine River, west of Fort Rouge at Stafford Street, east of Edgeland St. adjacent to Tuxedo, and north of the Canadian National Railways mainline, and south of Wellington Crescent.

History

The land which is now River Heights was once part of the Parish of St. Boniface. It was annexed by the City of Winnipeg in 1882 though substantial development did not occur in the area until after World War I.

Some streets at the eastern end of River Heights are named after types of deciduous trees, Oak, Elm, Ash, while others are named after , Waterloo (1881), Montrose, Oxford. [1]

It was traditionally an Anglo-Saxon Protestant area, though today the area has a more diverse population, featuring a Jewish presence, which makes up 11% of the neighbourhood's population.

River Heights, along with West Fort Rouge, comprised the South End of the old City of Winnipeg. It was these areas which contributed the majority of the men and the money to form the Citizens Committee of 1000, the group which broke the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.[ citation needed ]

Demographics

In 2016, the population of River Heights was 57,375, [3] (18,995 not including "East River Heights from Census definition) has been constantly going down since 1971 when the population was 70,650, other than the 0.5% increase from 2001 to 2006. The median household income in River Heights is $47,646, slightly lower than the city-average at $49,790.

Population of River Heights (not including "East River Heights"
2016 Pop.Land Area

Sq. Km.

North River Heights5,6151.7
Central River Heights3,3401.1
South River Heights2,6651.1
Sir John Franklin2,4251.1
J.B. Mitchell2,2700.6
Mathers2,6800.8
TOTAL18,9956.4

Racial Demographics

Points of interest

Schools

Public

River Heights is part of the Winnipeg School Division, and includes the following schools:

  • Brock-Corydon Elementary School
  • J. B. Mitchell School
  • Montrose Elementary School
  • Queenston Elementary School
  • River Heights School
  • Robert H. Smith Elementary School
  • Ecole Sir William Osler

Private

  • St. John Brebeuf School

Sports/athletic

Other points of interest

Neighbourhoods

According to the Winnipeg Census Profiles, [4] River Heights is divided into two neighbourhood clusters; River Heights West and River Heights East. This article discusses the following six areas:

Sources

  1. Shave, Harry (October 9, 1965). "More History in River Heights Streets". Winnipeg Free Press.
  2. http://www.winnipeg.ca/census/2016/Community%20Area/River%20Heights%20Community%20Area/River%20Heights%20Community%20Area.pdf
  3. "2016 Census Data - Neighbourhood Cluster Profiles (map)". City of Winnipeg. July 24, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  4. "2016 Census - Neighbourhood Cluster Profiles". City of Winnipeg. Retrieved September 24, 2019.

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