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Canada's oldest and youngest communities, according to 2011 census

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OTTAWA - Top five oldest communities (population 10,000 or more) based on median age, according to census data released Tuesday by Statistics Canada:

Parksville, B.C., 58.2 years

Census 2011

Elliot Lake, Ont., 57.1 years

Sidney, B.C., 56.9 years

White Rock, B.C., 53.8 years

North Saanich, B.C., 53.7 years

(Median age is defined as the point where exactly one half of the population is older than the median age and the other half is younger.)

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Top five youngest communities (population 10,000 or more)based on median age, according to census data released Tuesday by Statistics Canada.

Mackenzie County, Alta., 22.6 years

Hanover, Man., 27 years

Grande Prairie, Alta., 30.3 years

Petawawa, Ont., 30.4 years

Cold Lake, Alta., 30.5

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