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Demographics

Median age 40.3

Average household size 2.4 persons

Median Household income $79,750 (Source: Stats Canada, Census 2016)

Weather

St. John’s experiences mild-warm summers and the winter snowfalls of a temperate marine climate.

Median daily temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) in the summer to -1°C (30°F) in the winter.

Annual rainfall is 1,191 millimeters (mm) and annual snowfall is 322 centimeters (cm).

Parks

3,000 hectares of open space – 138 playgrounds, 4 large municipal parks and dozens of community parks. Source: City Recreation and Parks

Trails

Approximately 33 kms of the East Coast wilderness trail are located within St. John’s and 125 kms of Grand Concourse walking trails.

Coordinates

47.5615° N, 52.7126° W (similar latitude as Lille, France)

Growing Season

May – September

Commute – Transit

Metrobus is the public bus system which operates throughout St. John’s. Single Fare is $2.50.

Air Quality

Of Canadian cities reporting, St. Johns fine particulate matter (Pm 2.5) concentration is the 2nd lowest, behind only Yellowknife. (Source: World Council on City Data)

Home Ownership

St. John’s metro has a homeownership rate of 70%, above the national average of 67.8%.  Newfoundland and Labrador ranks first with a homeownership rate of 76.7% (Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census).

Healthcare

Canada has a publicly funded health care system delivered through the provinces.  Newfoundland and Labrador’s medical care plan (MCP) covers the cost of physician services for residents. Check out Find a Doctor NL for a list of Doctors accepting new patients.

St. John’s

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St. John’s

Province

Capital City of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada

Coordinates-

Population

St. John’s Census area 205,955

(NL – 519,716; Canada – 35.2 million)

Population Density

255.9 sq km (Canada – 3.9 sq km) – of the lowest in Canada

Canadian Official Languages

English, French

Government

Federal – Government of Canada

Provincial – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Municipal – City of St. John’s

Currency

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Time Zone

-3:30 UTC

Newfoundland Standard Time (NST)

Airport

St. John’s International Airport (YYT)

Area code

709

Useful Websites

My New St. John’s

Invest in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador – a rare find

Neighbourhood Profiles

Measurement System

Metric system

St. John’s Geography and Climate

Geography

Sitting perched on the edge of the cold North Atlantic gives St. John’s its temperate maritime climate. Contending with extreme weather highs and lows is not a problem in St. John’s, as the most common natural weather hazard is fog, wind, snow and icebergs – that’s right, icebergs!

Now, that doesn’t mean that the weather won’t keep you guessing…

St. John’s enjoys four distinct seasons, with a short but pleasant summer, a crisp colourful fall, a snowy winter, and a spring with everything in-between. Though somedays it can feel like you are experiencing all four seasons at once. As the saying goes, ‘if you don’t like the weather in St. John’s, just wait 10 minutes and it will change’. It’s no wonder residents love to talk about it so much!