Demographics in Richmond Hill, ON

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Richmond Hill?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 202,020
Male population 98,065 48.5%
Female population 103,955 51.5%
Average age 42.2
Male population 48.5%
Female population 51.5%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 29,970 14.8%
15 to 24 26,255 13.0%
25 to 34 23,105 11.4%
35 to 44 24,955 12.4%
45 to 54 33,395 16.5%
55 to 64 29,680 14.7%
Over 65 34,665 17.2%
Under 14 14.8%
15 to 24 13.0%
25 to 34 11.4%
35 to 44 12.4%
45 to 54 16.5%
55 to 64 14.7%
Over 65 17.2%
There are 202,020 residents in Richmond Hill, with an average age of 42.2. Males make up 48.5% of the population, while females account for 51.5%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Richmond Hill (34,665 individuals), followed by those aged 45 to 54 (33,395 people).

What is the marital status of Richmond Hill residents?

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% of Total
Married 98,025 57.0%
Common law 5,765 3.4%
Single 48,195 28.0%
Separated 3,635 2.1%
Divorced 8,610 5.0%
Widowed 7,825 4.6%
Married 57.0%
Common law 3.4%
Single 28.0%
Separated 2.1%
Divorced 5.0%
Widowed 4.6%
A total of 48,195 people in Richmond Hill have never been married (which represents 28% of the population). Wedded people in Richmond Hill (98,025 locals) account for 57% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 3.4% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 5,765 people).

What are the employment statistics in Richmond Hill?

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Unemployment rate 13.1%
% of Total
Management 1,860 1.8%
Business, finance and administration 23,615 22.9%
Natural and applied sciences 16,600 16.1%
Health 7,460 7.2%
Education, law, community and government services 10,495 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3,285 3.2%
Sales and service 24,935 24.2%
Trades and transport 11,310 11.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 685 0.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,845 2.8%
Management 1.8%
Business, finance and administration 22.9%
Natural and applied sciences 16.1%
Health 7.2%
Education, law, community and government services 10.2%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.2%
Sales and service 24.2%
Trades and transport 11.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.8%
Richmond Hill has an unemployment rate of 13.1%. Regarding the most common jobs in Richmond Hill, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (24,935 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (23,615 individuals) and Natural and applied science (16,600 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Richmond Hill?

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% of Total
English 184,650 91.8%
French 1,280 0.6%
English and French 2,450 1.2%
Neither English nor French 12,660 6.3%
The majority of Richmond Hill residents (that’s 91.8%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Richmond Hill?

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Median household income $102,000
Median after-tax household income $89,000
The median household income in Richmond Hill is $102,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $89,000 per year.

How many households are there in Richmond Hill?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 69,310
Owned households 54,210 78.2%
Rented households 15,100 21.8%
Owned households 78.2%
Rented households 21.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.9
% of Total
1 person 12,180 17.6%
2 person 18,935 27.3%
3 person 15,080 21.8%
4 person 14,770 21.3%
5 person 8,350 12.0%
1 person 17.6%
2 person 27.3%
3 person 21.8%
4 person 21.3%
5 person 12.0%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 6,565 9.5%
35 to 44 11,215 16.2%
45 to 54 17,460 25.2%
55 to 64 16,450 23.7%
Over 65 17,625 25.4%
Under 34 9.5%
35 to 44 16.2%
45 to 54 25.2%
55 to 64 23.7%
Over 65 25.4%
There is a total of 69,310 households in Richmond Hill, 78.2% of which are owner-occupied and 21.8% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Richmond Hill is 2.9 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (18,935 households), followed by establishments occupied by 3 people (15,080 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Richmond Hill, at 25.4%.

What are the housing characteristics in Richmond Hill?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 890 1.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 2,605 3.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 2,515 3.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 4,460 6.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 12,170 17.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 15,920 23.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 18,245 26.3%
After 2011 12,510 18.0%
Before 1945 1.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 3.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 3.6%
Between 1971 and 1980 6.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 17.6%
Between 1991 and 2000 23.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 26.3%
After 2011 18.0%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 315 0.4%
1 bedroom 7,335 10.6%
2 bedrooms 9,475 13.7%
3 bedrooms 18,775 27.1%
4 or more bedroom 33,410 48.2%
No bedrooms 0.4%
1 bedroom 10.6%
2 bedrooms 13.7%
2 bedrooms 27.1%
4 or more bedroom 48.2%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 39,295 56.7%
Apartments 12,960 18.7%
Attached homes 17,050 24.6%
Movable homes 5 0.0%
Single-detached homes 56.7%
Apartments 18.7%
Attached homes 24.6%
Median home value $1,200,000
Average home value $1,344,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 50,370 72.7%
Major repairs 2,550 3.7%
Minor repairs 16,395 23.6%
Regular maintenance 72.7%
Minor repairs 23.6%
Major repairs 3.7%
Single-detached houses account for 56.7% of the residential buildings in Richmond Hill. Apartments make up 18.7% of the Richmond Hill housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $1,200,000 and the average figure sits at $1,344,000. Of all the properties in Richmond Hill, 4 or more bedrooms units include 33,410 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 18,775 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (72.7%) and minor repairs (23.6%).

What is the education level in Richmond Hill?

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% of Total
No diploma 19,070 11.2%
High school diploma 39,335 23.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 5,260 3.1%
College diploma 24,680 14.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 6,125 3.6%
University degree 76,510 44.8%
No diploma 11.2%
High school diploma 23.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 3.1%
College diploma 14.4%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.6%
University degree 44.8%
Approximately 23% of the population in Richmond Hill has a high school diploma (that’s 39,335 residents). Richmond Hill locals holding a college diploma (24,680 people) account for 14.4% of the resident pool. Additionally, 44.8% of them hold a university degree (76,510 people).

What is the average commute time in Richmond Hill?

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Average commute time 30 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 47,930 86.7%
By public transit 4,385 7.9%
By bicycle/by walking 1,575 2.8%
By other methods 1,405 2.5%
By car, truck or van 86.7%
By public transit 7.9%
By bicycle/by walking 2.8%
By other methods 2.5%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 13,760 30.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 31,610 69.5%
Commute to a different province 105 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 30.3%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 69.5%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 9,145 16.5%
15 to 29 minutes 17,865 32.3%
30 to 44 minutes 16,055 29.0%
45 to 59 minutes 5,975 10.8%
More than 60 minutes 6,250 11.3%
Less than 15 minutes 16.5%
15 to 29 minutes 32.3%
30 to 44 minutes 29.0%
45 to 59 minutes 10.8%
More than 60 minutes 11.3%
Most employed people in Richmond Hill (17,865 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (16,055 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Richmond Hill is 30 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Richmond Hill locals commute to another municipality within the same province to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.

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