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Rainy River District is a district and census division in Northwestern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1885. It is the only division in Ontario that lies completely in the Central Time Zone, except for the township of Atikokan (including Sapawe and Kawene to the east) observing Eastern Standard Time year-round. Its seat is Fort Frances. It is known for its fishing and its location on the US border opposite International Falls, Minnesota, and Baudette, Minnesota.

In 2016, the population was 20,110. The land area is 15,486.75 square kilometres (5,979.47 sq mi); the population density was 1.3 per square kilometre (3.4/sq mi).[1]

Subdivisions

Municipalities

Status Name Population (2011) Mayor or Reeve
Town Fort Frances 7,952 June Caul
Town Atikokan 2,787 Dennis Brown
Township Emo 1,252 Jack Siemens
Township La Vallee 988 Ken McKinnon
Township Alberton 864 Michael Hammond
Town Rainy River 842 Deborah Ewald
Township Chapple 741 Peter Van Heyst
Township Dawson 563 Bill Langner
Township Morley 474 George Heyens
Township Lake of the Woods 296 Valerie Pizey

Unorganized area

First Nations reserves

Demographics

Canada census – Rainy River District community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 20,110 (-1.3% from 2011) 20,370 (-5.5% from 2006) 21,564 (-2.5% from 2001)
Land area: 15,486.75 km2 (5,979.47 sq mi) 15,484.83 km2 (5,978.73 sq mi) 15,472.94 km2 (5,974.14 sq mi)
Population density: 1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi) 1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi) 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Median age: 44.7 (M: 44.1, F: 45.2) 41.0 (M: 40.5, F: 41.3)
Total private dwellings: 11,217 10,792 10,823
Median household income: $64,320
References: 2016[4] 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Populations
Rainy River District, ON
YearPop.±%
1996 23,138—    
2001 22,109−4.4%
2006 21,564−2.5%
YearPop.±%
2011 20,370−5.5%
2016 20,110−1.3%
[8][1][7]

Culture

As of 2013, the Rainy River District School Board has partnered with the Seven Generations Education Institute, the Ministry of Education, and local First Nations’ communities in development of new technologies and programs for revitalization of the Ojibwe language. [9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Rainy River, District". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  2. ^ Toe Protection for H-pileson Sloping Bedrock at Rainy River Archived 2016-04-01 at the Wayback Machine
    Page 2, "Mean river elevation is...328m"
  3. ^ Compilation of Northwestern Ontario's 2011 census data
  4. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  7. ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ "Rainy River District census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  9. ^ Latter, Heather (2013-04-10). "Native language initiatives enhanced". Fort Frances Times Online. Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-04-14.