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Demographics: Residents & Industries

Resident Demographics

Demographic data and population statistics for the Town of Amherstburg are available through Census Canada at the Amherstburg 2021 Census Profile webpage, which includes Resident Demographics such as: Education, Income, Family Statues, Household Characteristics, Language and more.

Canada census - Amherstburg community profile


Population: 23,524 (7.2% from 2011) 21,936 (0.8% from 2011) 21,556 (-0.9% from 2006)
Land area: 185.61 km2 (71.66 sq mi) 185.61 km2 (71.66 sq mi) 185.68 km2 (71.69 sq mi)
Population density: 128.0/km2 (183.76/sq mi) 118.2/km2 (306/sq mi) 116.1/km2 (301/sq mi)
Median age:  45.6 (M: 44.4, F: 46.4) 42.2 (M: 41.6, F: 42.8) 42.2 (M: 41.6, F: 42.8)
Total private dwellings:


8951 8600

 Labour Force


Amherstburg offers a high number of skilled workers in the area of engineering and related technological fields. Recent statistics find 31% of individuals ages 25 to 64 in post-secondary education studying the field of engineering and some form of technology.

For more information on age characteristics and educational attainment please visit the Community Data Profiles in Amherstburg on the Workforce WindsorEssex website.

Key Industry Demographics

Windsor Essex County has a diverse agricultural production that is unsurpassed in Ontario. Encompassing an area of 186 square kilometres and possessing over 325,000 acres of rich and fertile farmland, the region is the agricultural heartland of South-western Ontario and is valued for its agricultural production, dairy farming and a wine producing region comprising of 13 wineries covering over 1,000 acres.


On the same latitude as northern California, with mild winters and southern influence from Lakes Erie and St. Clair, the region enjoys the longest growing season in Canada, averaging 212 days and 3,700 heat units annually.

Strategically located, the region is the primary gateway to access all of Ontario and is North America's "crossroads for commerce." Only 20 minutes to the Windsor, Canada - United States border, Amherstburg is within a one hour drive of 4.5 million Americans, within a two hour drive of 11 million Americans and within a 6 hour drive of 25 million Americans.

Presently, Windsor Essex County has the largest greenhouse industry in North America, with almost 1,500 acres under glass or plastic. At the centre of this vital industry is the Greenhouse & Processing Crops Research Centre in Harrow, a centre of excellence for the development and transfer of new technologies, crop management and environmental control.

For more information on Amherstburg's investment opportunities please contact the Manager of Planning Services. 

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Amherstburg already has a manufacturing base of small and medium manufacturers including Diageo, a local whiskey distillery that produces the legendary Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey and Precision Plastics, one of Ontario's largest full-service suppliers of Industrial Plastics and thermoplastic.

Amherstburg's manufacturing base is the result of a number of competitive advantages:

  • Strategically located only 20 minutes to the Windsor, Canada - United States border the region is the primary gateway to access all of Ontario and is North America's "crossroads for commerce."
  • The low cost of fully serviced land
  • Low property taxes
  • Access to a highly trained and motivated labour pool
  • Quality transportation linkages via Highway, rail and water
  • Attractive incentives for investors


For more information on Amherstburg's industrial sector and investment opportunities please contact the Town's Director, Development Services, Melissa Osborne at 519-736-5408 ext. 2137 or via email.

Tourism is thriving and growing at a 20% increase in visitation year after year. Amherstburg is known for its unique historical attractions, parks and gardens and award winning festivals and events. Close to the U.S. Detroit/Windsor border and a short drive off the 401, Amherstburg has become a first class destination for the Southwestern Ontario region.

The Town of Amherstburg continues to reaffirm its commitment to the investment for tourism services, products and activities providing both residents and visitors alike a sense of place and a socially and culturally enhanced quality of life. Please go to for more information about tourism in Amherstburg!

 Historic Downtown
Amherstburg's downtown and business center is an amazing mix of vibrant commerce. Cobblestone streets are still evident in some pockets of our urban core, yet modern amenities will satisfy all your needs. Amherstburg's urban center is very unique in that it is right in the middle of the Kings Navy Yard Park and along the Detroit riverfront. 

Historic Downtown meets waterfront and public space! There is a vibrant feel to your shopping and business experience as residents and visitors alike find everything they need. Businesses in the downtown core include but are not limited to:

  • Restaurants, Gift Shops, Financial Institutions and Services, Hairdressers, Travel Agencies, Post Office, Optometrists, Grocery Stores, Real Estate Agencies, Pharmacies, Historic Sites, a Public Library, Dry Cleaners, Doctors and even the Ferry to our very own Boblo Island!