Thunder Bay District
Location of Thunder Bay District in Ontario
|• MPs|| Carol Hughes (NDP)|
Patty Hajdu (Liberal)
Don Rusnak (Liberal)
|• MPPs|| Michael Gravelle (OLP)|
Michael Mantha (NDP)
Judith Monteith-Farrell (NDP)
|• Land||103,719.51 km2 (40,046.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||220 m (720 ft)|
|Highest elevation||640 m (2,100 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
|• Density||1.4/km2 (4/sq mi)|
|East of 90° west||UTC-05:00 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-04:00 (EDT)|
|West of 90° west||UTC-06:00 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-05:00 (CDT)|
|Postal code span|
|Largest communities|| Thunder Bay (109,140)|
Oliver Paipoonge (5,757)
Thunder Bay District is a district and census division in Northwestern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. The district seat is Thunder Bay.
In 2016, the population was 146,048. The land area is 103,719.51 square kilometres (40,046.33 sq mi); the population density was 1.4 per square kilometre (3.6/sq mi). Most of the district (93.5%) is unincorporated and part of the Unorganized Thunder Bay District.
Thunder Bay District was created in 1871 by provincial statute from the western half of Algoma District, named after a large bay on the north shore of Lake Superior. Its northern and western boundaries were uncertain until Ontario's right to Northwestern Ontario was determined by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.Until about 1902 it was often called Algoma West from the name of the provincial constituency established in 1885.
The following districts include areas that were formerly part of Thunder Bay District:
|Thunder Bay District|
|Canada census – Thunder Bay District community profile|
|Population:||146,048 (0.0% from 2011)||146,057 (-2.0% from 2006)||149,063 (-1.2% from 2001)|
|Land area:||103,722.82 km2 (40,047.60 sq mi)||103,706.27 km2 (40,041.21 sq mi)|
|Population density:||1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)||1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)|
|Median age:||45.0 (M: 44.0, F: 45.9)||41.7 (M: 41.1, F: 42.3)|
|Total private dwellings:||72,551||71,235||71,635|
|Median household income:||$68,062|
|Notes: *Excludes census data for incompletely enumerated Indian reserves. – References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
Almost 80 per cent of the district's population lives in the city of Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area; no other community in the district exceeds 7,000 in population.
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