Hamilton

Hamilton, ON
Hamilton, Ontario on a map

Population: 519,949 (2011)
Unemployment Rate: 6.3% (as of August 2014) (2014)
Minimum Wage: $11.00/hr (2014)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of individuals estimated to use emergency shelters (annually): 5653 (2013)
No. of households living in core housing need: 30,640 (2011)
Households accessing foodbanks: 10,443 (2011)
No. of emergency shelter beds: 264 (2002)
No. of supportive housing beds: 24 (2007)

HOUSING
Number of social housing units: 14,692 (2010)
Households on housing waiting list (#): 5,553 (2014)
Estimated time on affordable housing waitlist before being housed: 19 months (2011)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 1.8% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $788/mo. (2014)