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South Huron

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South Huron
Municipality of South Huron
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South Huron
South Huron
Coordinates: 43°19′N 81°30′W / 43.32°N 81.5°W / 43.32; -81.5Coordinates: 43°19′N 81°30′W / 43.32°N 81.5°W / 43.32; -81.5
Country Canada
Province Ontario
CountyHuron
Settled1842
Formed2001
Government
 • MayorGeorge Finch
 • Federal ridingHuron—Bruce
 • Prov. ridingHuron—Bruce
Area
 • Land425.36 km2 (164.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total10,096
 • Density23.4/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
N0M
Area code(s)519 and 226
Websitewww.southhuron.ca Edit this at Wikidata

South Huron is a municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the southern part of Huron County. It was formed by amalgamation of the townships of Stephen and Usborne with the Town of Exeter in 2001, in an Ontario-wide municipal restructuring imposed by the provincial government.

Communities

Communities in South Huron include:

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199610,229—    
200110,019−2.1%
20069,982−0.4%
20119,945−0.4%
201610,096+1.5%
[2][1]

Prior to amalgamation (2001):

  • Population total in 1996: 10,229
    • Exeter(town): 4,472
    • Stephen (township): 4,222
    • Usborne (township): 1,535
  • Population in 1991:
    • Exeter (town): 4,338
    • Stephen (township): 4,210
    • Usborne (township): 1,552

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 4,249 (total dwellings: 4,644)

Transportation

The community is home to Centralia/James T. Field Memorial Aerodrome, a public airport and former British Commonwealth Air Training Plan base. The airport has no schedule airline service (closest is London International Airport), serving only private general aviation aircraft. The airfield host a company that modifies private jets.

Ontario Highway 4 is the main road serving South Huron, which connects with Ontario Highway 401 and Ontario Highway 402 in London, Ontario.

Services

Policing in South Huron served via Ontario Provincial Police Exeter Detachment.

South Huron Fire Department is a mix of full-time and volunteers at three fire stations.[3]

Huron County EMS serves South Huron from their Exeter base.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census - South Huron, Ontario". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  3. ^ "Fire and Emergency Services". Municipality of South Huron. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ambulance". Municipality of South Huron. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
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