Font, Switzerland - Demographics

Demographics

Font has a population (as of December 2011) of 356. As of 2008, 7.0% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (2000–2010) the population has changed at a rate of 31%. Migration accounted for 23.5%, while births and deaths accounted for 5.6%.

Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks French (253 or 94.8%) as their first language, German is the second most common (13 or 4.9%) and Italian is the third (1 or 0.4%).

As of 2008, the population was 52.8% male and 47.2% female. The population was made up of 168 Swiss men (49.6% of the population) and 11 (3.2%) non-Swiss men. There were 150 Swiss women (44.2%) and 10 (2.9%) non-Swiss women. Of the population in the municipality, 99 or about 37.1% were born in Font and lived there in 2000. There were 93 or 34.8% who were born in the same canton, while 63 or 23.6% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 7 or 2.6% were born outside of Switzerland.

The age distribution, as of 2000, in Font is; 38 children or 14.2% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 26 teenagers or 9.7% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 25 people or 9.4% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 45 people or 16.9% are between 30 and 39, 50 people or 18.7% are between 40 and 49, and 33 people or 12.4% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 22 people or 8.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 19 people or 7.1% are between 70 and 79, there are 8 people or 3.0% who are between 80 and 89, and there is 1 person who is 90 and older.

As of 2000, there were 90 people who were single and never married in the municipality. There were 147 married individuals, 18 widows or widowers and 12 individuals who are divorced.

As of 2000, there were 103 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.6 persons per household. There were 26 households that consist of only one person and 9 households with five or more people. In 2000, a total of 96 apartments (55.8% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 64 apartments (37.2%) were seasonally occupied and 12 apartments (7.0%) were empty. As of 2009, the construction rate of new housing units was 2.8 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010, was 0.52%.

The historical population is given in the following chart:

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