Quick Facts

 

 

Location: Southwest corner of Lake Ontario. Ontario, Canada
Latitude 43.97N; Longitude 78.10W; Time Zone : EST
Population (2011 Census): City of Hamilton – 519,949
Market (500 Mile Radius): 120 million people
Incorporation: Region – 1974
City of Hamilton – 1846
New City of Hamilton – 2001
Regional Land Area: 1,117.23 sq. km.
Population density per square kilometer (2011 Census): 465.4
Hamilton CMA Labour Force (March 2015): 400,200 (seasonally adjusted, 3 month moving average) *
Top Five Employers: Hamilton Health Sciences Corp
McMaster University
City of Hamilton
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.
Unemployment Rate (March 2015): 5.6%
Total Private Dwellings (2014 City of Hamilton): 220,702
Housing Starts (2014): 2,136
Housing Completions (2014): 1,737
Building Permits (Total 2014): $1.14 (Billion)
Canadian Bond Rating (2014): AA (stable)
University: McMaster University
Enrolment – 2014/15
Full time: 26,077
Part-time: 4,040
Summer Session: 11,104

Redeemer University College
Enrolment – 2014/15
Full-time & Part-time: 800

College: Mohawk College
Enrolment – 2014/15
Full-Time: 14,900
Part-time: 5,200
Apprentice: 2,400

*Hamilton CMA (Census Metropolitan Area)

For Statistics Canada – Tables by Metroplitan Area, Hamilton please visit www.statcan.gc.ca

Climate

Reaching average highs of 26.3° C (79.4° F) in the summer months and experiencing seasonal averages as low as –9.7° C (14.5° F) in the winter months, City of Hamilton experiences a wide temperature range. As a result, the climate for the area between Hamilton and Niagara (known as a Golden Horseshoe) is ideal for growing crops especially fruit. Boasting four full seasons, City of Hamilton is an ideal destination to visit.

June through August, the City enjoys warm days with an average temperature of 25° C (77° F). Although the nights can be cool, the temperature rarely dips below 14° C (57.2° F). Mid-September to mid-November can range between a mild Indian summer to a cool autumn. The daytime average temperature is 13.8° C (56.9° F) and 4.7° C (40.5° F) at night. The coldest months of the year are January to mid-March, with temperature averages 0.2° C (32° F) for the daytime high and –7.8° C (46° F) for night.

Springtime is just around the corner in March, coming with an awakening of plant life and a rise in temperature. The temperature averages in April and May are 14.8° C (58.7° F) for a daytime high and 4° C (39° F) for night.

Temperature Statistics

Month Min. Max. Month Min. Max.
January -9.7 -2.2 July 15.1 26.3
February -9.1 -1.2 August 14.5 25.1
March -4.5 4.0 September 10.2 20.7
April 1.2 11.2 October 4.4 13.8
May 7.3 18.5 November -0.4 7.0
June 12.4 23.7 December -6.2 0.9

Precipitation Statistics

Annual Rainfall 765.8 mm
Annual Snowfall 161.8 cm
Days with maximum temperature > 0 305.5 days

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