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Town of Deer Lake
34 Reid’s Lane,
Deer Lake, NL A8A 2A2
Population, 2016 5,249 
Population, 2011 4,995 
Population, 2006 4,827 
Population percentage change, 2011 to 2016 5.1 
Total private dwellings 2,300 
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents 2,164 
Population density per square kilometre 71.7 
Land area in square kilometres 73.23 
Visible Minority (%) 1.8 
Homeownership Rate 72.3 
Median value of dwellings ($) 200,687 
Median monthly shelter costs for rented dwellings ($) 752 
Average total income of economic families in 2015 ($) 87,233 
Participation rate 56 
Employment rate 44.9
Deer Lake is a landlocked community developed on the shores of Deer Lake. The Town is located 50 km north of Corner Brook and 300 km west of Gander. The Town stated as a construction camp in 1922 for the purpose of developing a hydroelectric dam to power the pulp and paper mill in Corner Brook . Prior activity in the area existed for forestry and railway . The Town of Deer Lake amalgamated Nicholsville and Spillway in 1994 .
Deer Lake has a domestic airport which employees around 200 people and receives around 300, 000 visitors annual making it the 4th busiest airport in atlantic Canada [6,7]. It serves a monthly volume of 45,000 passengers on about 2,000 filights . The airport was a permenant airstip in 1955 and later paved in 1963 . As Deer Lake is located along the Trans-Canada it offers access to shipping routes through Correr Brook and elsewhere. The Town offers a strong business tax incentive program for new and expanding business . The community is also centrally located to explore Newfoundland by is only 33 km to the southern gates of Gros Morne National Park .
Deer lake is the snowmobile hub of Newfoundland . Highly encouraged by the Towns Council and local business. Deer Lake has a groomed trail throughout the town site that connects to backcountry trails. Many local hotels have loading and unloading ramps while rentals and tours business have also developed in the community .
Deer Lake has a municipal plan effective since 2005 and consolidated in 2015 [10a]. The plan outlines conditions around basic economic activity within the the community.
Deer Lake receives the highest precipitation fall in August, with an 1131.5 mm annual . Annual rainfall is slightly in excess of 800 mm per year while snowfall exceeds 300 cm. Temperature vary from around -12.7OC in February to 21.9oC in July. The annual average temperature is about 4.4oC .