Household income 14%
Unemployment 56%
In labour force 37%
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IndexFort ErieOntarioNational
Median household income$70,497$87,353$82,436
Unemployment rate2.8%4.2%6.4%
In labour force40.2%61.7%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Fort Erie is 14% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Erie is 56% lower than the national average
  • In Fort Erie 7.4% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Fort Erie 11.9% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Fort Erie 1.6% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      Fort Erie employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry3.6%
      Manufacturing sector4.2%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%
      Wholesale & retail services5.8%
      Public administration2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.9%
      Education, health & social services6.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Thorold, ON21,396$74,14610.1%
      Niagara Falls, ON95,282$70,42214.6%
      Welland, ON56,929$64,58821.7%
      Port Colborne, ON19,317$64,56221.7%
      Fort Erie, ON32,970$70,49714.5%

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      Fort Erie, ON32,970$70,49714.5%
      Source: The Fort Erie, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.