In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Kernighan is a small, mixed residential and commercial neighbourhood in south Hamilton, with easy highway access.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes, a mix of older and newer, mostly owner-occupied.

Community Canvas

Popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, 40s, and 50s.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks, and recreational facilities.

Have a look around Kernighan.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 20s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Kernighan is a small mixed residential and commercial neighbourhood in south Hamilton. Residents enjoy easy highway access.

People & Families in Kernighan

Families with kids make up 62% of households in Kernighan, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 13% of households are one person living alone. People in Kernighan come from 46 different ethnic origins, and 35% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

390

Neighbourhood Population

1,227

Household Size

  • 1 person - 14%
  • 2 persons - 25%
  • 3 persons - 21%
  • 4 persons - 24%
  • 5 or more persons - 16%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 12%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 61%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 31%
  • 3 or more children - 14%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 19%
  • 15 to 64 years - 69%
  • 65 years and over - 10%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Italian - 24%
  • Canadian - 13%
  • Scottish - 12%
  • English - 12%
  • Irish - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 11%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 23%
  • 55 to 64 years - 26%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 7%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 10%
  • 40 to 49 years - 15%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 5%

Kernighan Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Kernighan

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 1 parks in this neighbourhood, with 1 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 1.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

1

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
Coming Soon
As part of our mission to help you with home affordability, we are actively searching for special offers from Canada's best mortgage providers. Watch this space!

Getting Around in Kernighan

There are 14 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Kernighan, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 69%
  • Commute to another city - 30%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 86%
  • Transit - 9%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 37%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 9%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 13%
  • 60 minutes and over - 13%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 26%

Work and Education in Kernighan

In Kernighan, 31% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 65% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 9%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 3%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 8%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 12%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 12%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 12%
  • $200,000 and over - 8%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 26%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 14%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 17%
  • Retail trade - 16%
  • Educational services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 63% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 32% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Kernighan Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 21% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 9% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 78%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 17%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 18%
  • Not condominium - 81%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 2%
  • 2 bedrooms - 11%
  • 3 bedrooms - 52%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 35%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 3%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 6%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 28%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 18%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 17%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 8%
  • 1960 or before - 15%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 91%
  • Renter - 10%

See Kernighan listings
No REALM account? Ask your agent