Demographics

According to the 2016 Canadian Census, St. James Town has 14,310 residents. Average income is $26.000, one of the lowest in Toronto. Due to its cultural and minority demographics, St. James Town is often thought as “the world within a block”. It is mostly a so-called minority community, with 56.5% of the population identifying as an immigrant — especially those who arrived in the 2000s. The ten most common mother tongues in the neighborhood, after English, are:

  1. Mother Tongue Population Percent
    Tagalog 1,455 10.2%
    Tamil 730 5.1%
    Nepali 600 4.2%
    Spanish 410 2.9%
    Amharic 345 2.4%
    Urdu 280 2.0%
    Arabic 275 1.0%
    Mandarin 270 1.9%
    Hindi 265 1.9%
    French 240 1.7%
    Other 9,440 66.0%
    Total 14,310 100.0%

St. James Town Social Profile

Age Range Population Percent
Children (0-14) 2,145 15.0%
Youth (15-24) 1,840 12.9%
Working Age (25-64) 9,045 63.2%
Seniors (65+) 1,280 8.9%
Total 14,310 100.0%

 

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