Environment and Demographics Of North Delta

North Delta is bordered by Surrey, the Fraser River, Burns Bog and Panorama Ridge. It is the largest of the three communities making up the Corporation of Delta in the Lower Mainland of BC. The area is mainly flat but very fertile due to the average rainfall.

It is a vital area of agriculture for Metro Vancouver with the Agricultural Land Reserve preserving most of the land by not allowing the land to be converted from agricultural land to suburban area. Burns Bog resides within North Delta and is 10,000 acres of natural wetlands and home to a plethora of flora and fauna species.

There are over 51,000 residents that populate the area of mostly middle-class citizens and is home to over half of the population within the Delta. North Delta and Delta as a whole is an very diverse region both racially and in religious affiliations.

Original Inhabitants

The Aboriginal peoples are the descendants of the original inhabitants of North America. They are comprised of First Nations (formerly known as Indians), Métis and Inuit with distinct and separate cultures. They lived in the region for thousands of years before the arrival of its first settlers.

Original Settlers include:

  • French
  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Scandinavian
  • Japanese
  • Finish

The following statistics are for all of Delta:

  • Median Age: 42.8 years old (national average 40.6 years old)
  • Median Value of homes: $562,181 (national average $280,552)
  • Median Household Income: $71,590 (national average $54,089)

Racial Make Up:

  • White 67.5%
  • South Asian 17.2%
  • Indian 15.6%
  • East Asian 7.2%
  • Chinese 5.7%
  • Southeast Asian 3.2%
  • Filipino 2.7%
  • Aboriginal 2.3%
  • Japanese 1.0%
  • First Nations 1.3%
  • Metis 0.9%
  • Latin American 0.7%
  • Multiracial 0.7% (1.6% including Metis)
  • Black 0.5%
  • Korean 0.4%
  • Other 0.3%
  • West Asian 0.1%
  • Arab 0.1%

Religious Affiliation:

  • Christian 44.9%
  • No Affiliation 37.1%
  • Sikh 10.6%
  • Hindu 3.0%
  • Muslim 2.0%
  • Buddhist 1.3%
  • Other 1.1%

Weather

The weather in North Delta is pretty much what you would expect in the Pacific southwest portion of the country: very pleasant and temperate most of the year with June, July, August and September being the warmest. It averages 1,008.1mm (39.689 inches) of rainfall each year, which is beneficial for the wetlands and its wildlife.

Temperature and Rainfall (high/low/precipitation):

  • January (6C/0C/114mm)
  • February (8C/1C/110mm)
  • March (11C/3C/92mm)
  • April (14C/4C/69mm)
  • May (17C/7C/56mm)
  • June (20C/10C/45mm)
  • July (23C/12C/34mm)
  • August (22C/11C/32mm)
  • September (19C/9C/57mm)
  • October (14C/5C/93mm)
  • November (9C/2C/157mm)
  • December (6C/0C/143mm)