North Bay is one of only two cities in Northern Ontario experiencing a population decline according to the Stats Canada 2006-2011 census data.
North Bay has the highest combined property tax and water/sewer costs in Northern Ontario and, as a percentage of family income, is also the highest in the north.
Low Family Income
Of the 86 municipalities participating in the 2012 Municipal Study completed by BMA Management Consulting Inc., there are only 13 cities with lower combined family incomes than North Bay.
Among all Northern Ontario cities, only Thunder Bay (with double the population of North Bay) has a higher municipal debt than North Bay.