Welland is a city situated in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Southern Ontario, Canada. This city is located in the centre of Niagara. Niagara Falls, Niagara-On-The-Lake, St. Catharines, Port Colborne and many other prominent places are accessible at a half-hour drive. Welland is separated by the Welland River and Welland Canal, which links Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The city stretches over an area of 81.09 square kilometres. It stands at an elevation of 175 meters above sea level. It is also known as "Rose City." It is the third-largest city in the Niagara Peninsula. The neighbourhoods include Welland South, Dain City, Cooks Mills, Coyle, Stop 19, Crowland, and Maple Park. In 1788, the first settlers, known as the United Empire Loyalists, settled here. But, unfortunately, due to the tensions going between Great Britain and the United States, a war broke out. After a fierce fight, Americans retreated to Buffalo. The city used to be a seat of Welland County from 1856 before establishing any regional government. The town experienced extensive industrial growth after getting supplemented by hydroelectric power from Niagara Falls and DeCew Falls.
As per the 2016 census, the population of Welland is 62,388, which makes it the 97th largest city in Canada. The city of Welland witnessed a growth of 1848 people, increasing 3.1% growth rate. The population density of this city is 1,233.6 people per square kilometre.
-IMMIGRANTS: The total number of immigrants in Welland is 6,950. Around 445 immigrants moved to the city from 2011 to 2016. In addition, there are a total of 440 non-permanent residents living in the city.
Out of the total population, around 3,125 people form a part of visible minorities. The Black community makes up the largest minority group with 850 people. The second-largest visible minority is that of Latin Americans, followed by South Asians accounting for 435 people.
Dwellings in Welland are of various types based on their structure, including apartments, townhouses, detached houses and semi-detached houses:
People living in private households was 61,220
The average household size was 2.3.
Welland, just like any other city in Ontario, has access to four public education systems. The four regional school boards are:
The city also has many post-secondary institutions which provide many diplomas, degrees and certificates. Niagara College has a campus in Welland. This campus is spread over 100 acres of green space; it is also home to programs in technology, skilled trades, broadcasting, communications, health and community, policing and public safety, and automotive.
Some of the attractions in Welland are:
In the city centre, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Welland, ON, is $1,333.33.
The average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Welland, ON, inside the city centre is $1,883.33.
The median sale price of homes in the third quarter of 2021 is $610,000.
The total number of single-detached homes sold in Welland during September 2021 is 436 units.
The total number of occupied private dwellings in Welland is 26,325.
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