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Port Colborne Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Port Colborne is a city that lies in the regional municipality of Niagara in Southeastern Ontario, situated on Lake Erie and is served as the southern port of entry to the Welland Canal. It is named after Sir John Colborne, a lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (1828-1836). The city covers an area of 122 km² and has an elevation level of 175m above sea level.

The first settlement here took place in 1832, and it was named Gravelly Bay. The construction of the Welland Canal boosted the settlement. The shipping business, which included shipping of grains and metals, shaped the local economy, and a town grew around its harbour. Many industries related to the canal have included servicing vessels, flour milling, repair and breakup of vessels, lake fishing, and limestone quarrying. The city was later renamed in honour of Sir John Colborne, lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (1828–36).

The city of Port Colborne has warm summer Continental Climate type. The average annual temperature in Port Colborne is 9.2°C. The warmest month, on average, in July, with a mean temperature of 21.8°C. The coldest month on average in January, with a mean temperature of -3.7°C. The average amount of precipitation in Port Colborne is 985.5 mm. November experiences the most rainfall of 101.6 mm; on the other hand, February has the least rain. Port Colborne receives an average of 54.2" of snow. The month with the most snow is January, with 40.4 cm of snowfall.


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As per the Canadian Census 2016, the average Population of Port Colborne has Population of 15,037 people. The Population decreased from 18,424 to 18,306. The people of Port Colborne plummeted down by 0.6% during the period 2011 to 2016.

  • AGE: The average age of Port Colborne is 46.8 years, whereas the median age of the Population is 50.1 years. The working-age group (aged 15 to 64 years) accounts for 60.5% of the Total Population. This age group is followed by people aged 65 years and over, accounting for 25.9% of the Population. No one in the city was above the age of 100 years.
  • IMMIGRANTS: Immigrants constitute nearly 10.3% of the Population of Port Colborne. Out of the total Population, 1,835 are immigrants. From 2011 to 2016, only 40 immigrants moved to the city. There are nearly 40 non-residents in the city.
  • DIVERSITY: The largest visible minority group is Black, making up 29.23 percent of the total visible minority population. South Asians follow Blacks, accounting for only 90 people. The Chinese are the third-largest visible minority in Port Colborne, making around 15.38 percent.

Homes For Sale in Port Colborne

Dwellings in Port Colborne are of various types based on their structure, including apartments, rowhouses, detached houses, and semi-detached houses:

  • Total Dwellings: 8015
  • Single Detached Houses: 5850
  • Apartments: 3185
  • Other Attached Dwellings: 1925
  • Semi Detached Houses: 155
  • Townhouses: 160
  • Apartments Duplex: 505
  • Other Apartments: 1020
  • Other Single Attached Houses: 85
  • Movable Dwellings: 55

The average household size was 2.2.

Population living in private households was 17860.



Just like the whole of Ontario, public education for children ranging from 6 years to 18 years is free of any charges in Port Colborne. Port Colborne has eight primary and two secondary schools, with education available in English and French. In addition, instruction is provided in two languages, English and French. In Port Colborne, the school education is managed by the following school boards:

  • District School Board of Niagara
  • Niagara Catholic School Board
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud


Post Colborne is very close to the significant renowned post-secondary institutions:

  • Brock University
  • Niagara College
  • McMaster University
  • Mohawk College


Maritime Commerce and shipping of products to the labourers working on the first canal, ship repair and the provisioning trade constitute an essential part of Port Colborne's economy. The following list is that of the top private employers in 2012:

  • Port Colborne Poultry
  • Vale Canada Limited
  • J. Oskam Steel Fabricators Ltd
  • IMT Partnership
  • ADM Milling


  • HorsePlay Niagara: HorsePlay Niagara is a premium horse riding centre in Port Colborne. The place has many rides to offer to beginners as well as advanced-level riders. The riders also can explore the nearby conservation area and forests with their families by going on a short ride.
  • Humberstone Speedway: This is a 3/8 mile dirt oval raceway located in Port Colborne, Ontario. The speedway has also hosted Molson All-Canadian, an all-day and all-night event with extended races for each class, and the annual Eve of Destruction, dedicated to demolition-style racing events such as flagpole, school bus races and blindfold races.
  • Shrinking Mill: Even though the building is random, it is a natural optical illusion. Due to the position of the shoreline, water, and trees, mixed in with light, the closer you get to the mill, the smaller it gets!
  • Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum: The place is a treasure of historical artifacts which are 150 years old. The visitors can enjoy tea and biscuits served by costumed volunteers for just $5 per person. There are more than 20,000 artifacts in their collection of the museum.
  • Nickel Beach: This beach is located on Lake Erie at the southern end of Welland Street. The beach offers white sandy beaches, public amenities, great trails, shady picnic areas, and volleyball.

FAQs (Port Colborne Real Estate)

  • Q1: What is the total number of occupied private dwellings in Port Colborne ?

The total number of occupied private dwellings in Port Colborne is 8015.

  • Q2 What is the average household size in Port Colborne ?

The average household size in Port Colborne is 2.2.

  • Q3: What is the number of people living in private households ?

The total number of persons who were living in private homes was 17860.

  • Q4: How many immigrants are there in Port Colborne ?

As of the 2016 Census, there are around 1,835 immigrants in Port Colborne.

  • Q5 What is the average annual temperature in Port Colborne ?

The yearly average temperature in Port Colborne is 9.2°C.

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