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Table 1 City characteristics and proximities of public elementary schools to major roads

From: Proximity of public elementary schools to major roads in Canadian urban areas

City City Populationa City Area (km2)a City Population Density (persons/km2)a City Dwelling Density (dwellings/km2)a Median (IQR) School Neighborhood Dwelling Density (dwellings/km2)b Median (IQR) School Neighborhood Income ($10,000)b Median (IQR) School Neighborhood % Population Without HS Diploma (%)b # of Schools Successfully Geocoded Geocoding Success Rate (%) Distance to the Nearest Highway or Major Road
           Mean (± SD) Median
Toronto 2,503,281 630 3,972 1,554 1,805 (1,774) 5.46 (2.11) 7.0 (6.5) 487 100.0 265 ± 197 240
Montreal 1,620,693 365 4,439 2,036 4,058 (3,780) 3.61 (0.86) 8.5 (6.1) 169 95.5 181 ± 156 156
Calgary 988,193 727 1,360 530 973 (527) 6.42 (2.37) 4.7 (4.6) 84 75.7 431 ± 275 366
Ottawa 812,129 2,778 292 116 910 (892) 7.76 (3.81) 3.5 (2.8) 116 100.0 346 ± 298 278
Edmonton 730,372 684 1,067 435 987 (498) 5.71 (2.22) 7.9 (6.3) 137 87.3 362 ± 193 346
Mississauga 668,549 289 2,317 745 1,185 (1,012) 7.51 (2.70) 5.6 (3.2) 103 100.0 445 ± 233 397
Winnipeg 633,451 464 1,365 563 1,162 (736) 4.93 (2.36) 7.8 (5.7) 163 97.0 402 ± 290 368
Vancouver 578,041 114 5,039 2,209 1,761 (1,185) 5.17 (1.23) 6.6 (7.6) 93 86.9 212 ± 153 191
Hamilton 504,559 1,117 452 174 1,152 (1,045) 5.87 (3.01) 7.7 (4.0) 98 100.0 278 ± 217 265
Quebec 491,142 454 1,081 502 3,166 (3,582) 3.37 (2.22) 6.5 (6.0) 26 81.3 257 ± 198 217
All 9,530,410 7,623 1,250 509 1,385 (1,515) 5.42 (2.73) 6.7 (6.2) 1,476 94.9 318 ± 221 282
  1. a2006 census subdivision statistics.
  2. b2006 census tract statistics.
  3. IQR = interquartile range.