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History on the waterfront, cultural amenities, world renowned colleges and universities and cutting-edge research - these are just a few of the reasons that Kingston is generating buzz and is home to breakthrough ideas and healthy lifestyles.
Kingston has consistently been ranked an outstanding Canadian city.
| Population (2006)|
- 25th largest census metropolitan area in Canada
Unemployment Rate (July, 2011)
|Median Family Income (2006)||$69,051|
|Real GDP at basic prices (2008 - $millions)||5,146|
|CPI (2008 - percentage change)||2.3%|
|Retail Sales ( 2010 - $millions)||1,850|
|Total Building Permits ( 2010 - 000s)||219,923|
|Total Housing Starts (2010 )||653|
|Average Commute to Work (2006)||5.9 km|
When you add our rankings with our enviable lifestyle, diversified economy, and talented workforce, you can see why Kingston´s charms are setting national standards. Kingston has also gained international recognition with UNESCO´s newest World Heritage Site designation of the Rideau Canal, Fort Henry National Historic Site and Kingston fortifications and our region is also recognized as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves with the Frontenac Arch Biosphere.
Kingston - a great place to visit, live and work, and do business!