Kingston

Kingston, ON
Kingston, Ontario on a map

Population: 139,600 (July 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.9% (July 2016
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016
Total Number of Shelters: 6 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 96 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

No. of individuals estimated to be homeless in Kingston/Frontenac County: 400 (2013)
No. of emergency shelter beds: 106 (2013)
No. of units of transitional housing: 139 (2002)
No. of beds in supportive housing (short/med. term): 76 (2002)
No. of beds in supportive housing (long term): 998 (2002)

No. of individuals estimated to be living in shelter's (annually): 818 (2013)

HOUSING
No. of affordable housing units: 2500 (approx.) (2002)
Households on housing waiting list (#): 1,110 (2013)
Estimated time on affordable housing waitlist before being housed: 2.11 years avg (2013)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 2.8% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $908/mo. (2015)