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What is the Population of Fergus, Ontario? (Current + Historical)

What is the population of Fergus Ontario Canada? The community known for its Scottish heritage has seen above-average growth over the past twenty years. We share the latest numbers and the town's historical populations.


Let's have a look!


Fergus is the largest community in Centre Wellington, a township within Wellington County in Ontario, Canada. It lies on the Grand River about 18 km NNW of Guelph. Fergus was an independent town until 1999 and since amalgamating with the Village of Elora and neighbouring townships it has seen its population steadily increase.


In 2016, the Statistics Canada census reported that Fergus, Ontario has a population of 20,767. The community in the Township of Centre Wellington saw a growth rate increase of +7.3% between 2001 and 2016 compared to the +5.4% national average.


This chart shows the historical Fergus populations since 1841.


Since its founding, the area saw its second-largest population increase from 2001 to 2006, reporting an 81.8% rise in population of 10,017 to 18,211.

The Township of Centre Wellington is projected to exceed 52,000 in the next 25 years. The 2016 Statistics Canada Census recorded the Township's popular at 28,191.

Here are the populations of Fergus from 1841 to 2016.


Fergus, Ontario Historical populations (1841 to Present)

Year

Population

% Change

1841

184

--

1871

1,666

+805.4%

1901

1,396

-16.2%

1911

1,534

+9.9%

1921

1,796

+17.1%

1931

2,594

+44.4%

1921

2,832

+9.2%

1931

2,594

+19.6%

1941

2,832

+13.1%

1951

3,387

+41.8%

1961

3,831

+13.1%

1971

5,433

+41.8%

1981

6,064

+11.6%

1991

7,940

+30.9%

2001

10,017

+26.2%

2006

18,211

+81.8%

2011

19,126

+5.0%

2016

20,767

+8.6%

2021

Source: Wikipedia

What is Fergus Ontario Known for?

With a population of 20,767, the town of Fergus Ontario Canada has deep Scottish roots dating to 1833 when settlers called it "Little Falls" because of its scenic waterfalls. In 1858, the town was incorporated and renamed "Fergus" in honour of one of its Scottish founders, Adam Fergusson.

Fergus is a town famous for the annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games.

When was Fergus Founded?

Fergus has changed its incorporation three times since its founding.

Fergus was first incorporated as a village in 1858 and later as a town in 1952. In 1999 the Town of Fergus was incorporated into the Township of Centre Wellington.



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