Sault Sainte Marie

Sault Sainte Marie, ON
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Population: 78,159 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 7.8% (prov. avg., April 2012
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 48 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of individuals estimated to be:

  • living on the street: 4 (2010)
  • homeless: 72 (2016)
  • living in shelters: 1,098 (2010)
  • living at risk of homelessness: 11, 815 (approx.) (2010)
  • surveyed homeless for over a year: 11 (42.3%) (2016)

HOUSING

  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 3.9% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 2.5% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $583/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $722/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $873/mo. (2016)
  • No. of affordable housing units (Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation): 752 (2017)
  • No. of rent supplement units (Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation): 483 (2017)
  • No. of active households on housing waitlist: 1,186 (2015)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 3,165 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 9.6% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 19.2% (2011)
  • Those surveyed (n=26) identifying as Aboriginal or having Aboriginal ancestry: 11 (42.3%) (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Ontario Works caseload (no. of households drawing social assistance): 2,159 (August 2010)
  • Single-person Ontario Works caseload: 1,191 (August 2010)