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

A family-friendly neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mostly older homes, with a mix of single-detached houses, row houses, and apartments.

Community Canvas

A vibrant community of families, young professionals, and retirees from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

The abundance of parks and playgrounds, perfect for outdoor activities and family fun.

Have a look around McQuesten.

McQuesten has a consistent population, and is popular with families with kids under 5, families with kids aged 5 to 9, families with teens, people in their 20s, and people in their 50s. McQuesten is a neighbourhood in east Hamilton. Mostly residential, the area features mostly detached houses and is home to many families and children. There are businesses located along Barton Street E.

People & Families in McQuesten

Families with kids make up 42% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 18% of households and 34% of households are one person living alone. People in McQuesten come from 77 different ethnic origins, and 22% are first-generation immigrants, while 22% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

2,715

Neighbourhood Population

6,532

Household Size

  • 1 person - 34%
  • 2 persons - 28%
  • 3 persons - 15%
  • 4 persons - 11%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 34%
  • Non-family households - 4%
  • Families with children - 41%
  • Couples without children - 17%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 32%
  • 2 children - 22%
  • 3 or more children - 16%

Broad Age Ranges

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

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 33%
  • English - 23%
  • Irish - 17%
  • Scottish - 15%
  • French - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 12%
  • 35 to 44 years - 18%
  • 45 to 54 years - 22%
  • 55 to 64 years - 19%
  • 65 to 74 years - 14%
  • 75 to 84 years - 9%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 6%
  • 5 to 9 years - 6%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 12%
  • 30 to 39 years - 12%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 6%

McQuesten Schools

This neighbourhood has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 9 public schools and 6 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

9

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in McQuesten

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in McQuesten feature playgrounds for kids. There are 2 parks in McQuesten, with 13 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 6.

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

13

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 2
  • Tennis Court - 1
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 6
  • Sports Field - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Trail - 1
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Getting Around in McQuesten

There are 59 transit stops in McQuesten. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 71%
  • Commute to another city - 27%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 69%
  • Transit - 24%
  • Walk/bike - 5%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 34%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 23%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 6%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 23%

Work and Education in McQuesten

In McQuesten, 5% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 36% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 30%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 12%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 5%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 2%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 2%
  • $200,000 and over - 0%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 30%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 21%
  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities - 12%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 18%
  • Retail trade - 14%
  • Health care and social assistance - 12%

Employment

  • Employed - 46% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 5% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 47% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

McQuesten Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. McQuesten has a consistent population, with 38% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 13% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 44%
  • Semi-detached house - 6%
  • Duplex - 2%
  • Row house - 11%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 9%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 25%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 99%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 24%
  • 2 bedrooms - 26%
  • 3 bedrooms - 36%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 10%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 36%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 3%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 2%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 56%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 41%
  • Renter - 58%
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