The Town of Ingersoll Ontario

The Town of Ingersoll , located in Southwestern Ontario, is the 91st largest city/town in Ontario, from 2011 census data.

Location

The map in Figure 1 shows the geographical location of Ingersoll. Street names are found by zooming in using the “+” and “-” buttons in the upper left of the map. In the upper right are buttons to switch views between map and satellite imagery.

Figure 1. Interactive location map.

Source: Mapquest.

Underneath the map on the left is a button to open another window with a larger map image in it. This image has easier-to-use controls in the upper right corner.

Demographics

According to City Data, some demographic characteristics of Ingersoll are:

  • Population: 12,1461 in 2011. The population growth rate of 3.3% is below the 2006 – 2011 provincial average of 5.7%.
  • Labour and wages: the participation and employment rates are above the provincial averages while the unemployment rate is lower.
  • Language used: English 99%; other 1%.
  • Education: well below the provincial averages for university education but above in most other categories.
  • Citizenship and immigration: 1.2% aboriginal and 2.6% visible minorities with Korean at 26% Chinese at 20% and South Asian at 15% the dominant sub-populations.

Source: Ingersoll – Town, Ontario, Canada.

Climate and Soil

Ingersoll is in plant hardiness 6a (hardiness index 64) (see interactive map and Plant Hardiness Zone by Municipality, interactive list). A large scale map of the zones is shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2. Plant hardiness zones of Southern Ontario (click to enlarge).

Source: GEOSCAN.

We found no climatic data for Ingersoll so we use the table London Average Monthly Climate Data & Extremes, for nearby Lomdon (taken from Ontario, Canada Climate Stats). Selections are:

  • Annual rainfall: 81.8 cm.
  • Annual snowfall: 202.4 cm.
  • Annual precipitation: 98.7 cm.

A survey of Ontario soils has been made over the years. These are collected by county in the table Historical Soil Maps and Reports at the bottom of page Use of Soil and Canada Land Inventory (CLI) Information for Agricultural Land Use Planning in Ontario.

Power

Erie Thames Powerlines (519-485-1820), an amalgamation of seven Public Utilities Commissions (PUCs), services the municipalities of Aylmer, Port Stanley, Belmont, Ingersoll, Thamesford, Otterville, Norwich, Burgessville, Beachville, Embro, Tavistock, Clinton, Mitchell, and Dublin. A map of the service area is available here.

Gas

Union Gas provides gas services within the municipality (see: Union Gas Service Area). Head office is in Chatham with district offices in Windsor, Chatham, London, Sarnia, Waterloo, and Brantford in Southwestern Ontario.

Water

Oxford County owns and operates 19 drinking water systems (contact).

The Ingersoll Water System is a Large Municipal Water system as defined by Regulation 170/03 and serves a population of approximately 13,100. There are seven groundwater wells and Water Treatment Facilities (WTF) serving the Ingersoll system.

The County of Oxford, Public Works implements and maintains a Drinking Water Quality Management System as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Environment.

Annual reports are available for each system. Here is the 2014 Ingersoll report.

Medical Facilities

Real Estate

A selection of the major real estate firms:

Transportation

Available public transportation:

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