Cornwall claims title of youngest town on P.E.I.
People in Cornwall, P.E.I. can brag they’re part of the youngest population on the Island. The 2011 census shows the town has a median age of 37.9-years-old.
In comparison, the median age of the entire island is 42.8 years, with women nearly two years old than men.
Cornwall also has the largest percentage of children.
Corey Frizzell, the town's youngest councillor, is 34-years-old. He said the statistics show how important it is to keep the town safe.
"You want to make sure your children are safe to be able to play out in the front yard," he said. "You don't have to worry about traffic and speeders flying by your property while your kids are out in the front yard."
Perhaps another reflection of Cornwall's age is the town's decision recently to lower fees for field rentals so recreation could be more affordable for families.
While Cornwall has the highest percentage of children, it should come as no surprise that the town also has the lowest percentage of seniors on P.E.I.
P.E.I.'s median age is nearly double what it was back in 1921, when it was 24.8.
Canada's median age is 40.6-years-old.