Hurkett is a dispersed rural community and unincorporated place in the Unorganized part of Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario, Canada.[1] It is on Black Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior in geographic Stirling Township,[4] and is on Ontario Highway 582, a short spur off Ontario Highway 17. Hurkett is a designated place served by a local services board,[5] and has a population of 236.[6]

Dispersed rural community
Derelict harbour of Hurkett
Location of Hurkett in Ontario
Coordinates: 48°50′57″N 88°29′05″W[1]
DistrictThunder Bay
  Total52.65 km2 (20.33 sq mi)
Elevation193 m (633 ft)
  Density4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Time Zone)
Postal code
Area code(s)807


Hurkett had a population of 285 in the Canada 2006 Census[7] which declined to 236 in the 2011 census.[6]

Canada census – Hurkett community profile
2011 2006
Population: 236 (-17.2% from 2006) 285 (% from 2001)
Land area: 52.65 km2 (20.33 sq mi) 52.65 km2 (20.33 sq mi)
Population density: 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi) 5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Median age: 49.7 (M: 48.2, F: 50.2)
Total private dwellings: 121
Median household income:
References: 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]


  1. "Hurkett". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  2. "Hurkett, Ontario (Code 350027) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  3. Elevation taken from Google Earth at coordinates given in the Infobox. Accessed 2015-07-12.
  4. "Stirling" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  5. "Local Services Boards, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 737". Canadian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  6. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  7. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
  8. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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