St. John's

St. John's, NL
St.John, Newfoundland and Labrador on a map

Population: 181,500 (July 2016)
Minimum Wage: $10.50/hr (as of October 1, 2015)
Unemployment Rate: 8.5% (July 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 5 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 53 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 1,267 (2007)
  • living in facilities (emergency/transitional beds): 808 (2014)
  • living in housing with supports: 267 (2014)
  • households in core housing need: 9200 (2014)

HOUSING
Rental Vacancy Rate: 3.4% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $817/mo. (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Number of individuals on social assistance: 18,554 (2007)
Number of families on social assistance: 11,761 (2007)