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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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 208,052 1.6%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 195,020
Male population 94,745 48.6%
Female population 100,275 51.4%
Average age 40.4
Male population 48.6%
Female population 51.4%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 32,560 16.7%
15 to 24 26,045 13.4%
25 to 34 20,920 10.7%
35 to 44 26,450 13.6%
45 to 54 34,715 17.8%
55 to 64 25,870 13.3%
Over 65 28,460 14.6%
Under 14 16.7%
15 to 24 13.4%
25 to 34 10.7%
35 to 44 13.6%
45 to 54 17.8%
55 to 64 13.3%
Over 65 14.6%
There are 195,020 residents in Richmond Hill, with an average age of 40.4. Males make up 48.6% of the population, while females account for 51.4%. Locals 45 to 54 years old represent the largest age group in Richmond Hill (34,715 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (32,560 people).

What is the marital status of Richmond Hill residents?

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% of Total
Married 95,325 58.7%
Common law 4,865 3.0%
Single 44,235 27.2%
Separated 3,210 2.0%
Divorced 7,475 4.6%
Widowed 7,345 4.5%
Married 58.7%
Common law 3.0%
Single 27.2%
Separated 2.0%
Divorced 4.6%
Widowed 4.5%
A total of 44,235 people in Richmond Hill have never been married (which represents 27.2% of the population). Wedded people in Richmond Hill (95,325 locals) account for 58.7% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 3% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 4,865 people).

What are the employment statistics in Richmond Hill?

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Unemployment rate 6.9%
% of Total
Management 14,285 14.6%
Business, finance and administration 19,105 19.6%
Natural and applied sciences 12,970 13.3%
Health 6,045 6.2%
Education, law, community and government services 10,705 11.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3,430 3.5%
Sales and service 20,240 20.7%
Trades and transport 7,885 8.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 625 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,350 2.4%
Management 14.6%
Business, finance and administration 19.6%
Natural and applied sciences 13.3%
Health 6.2%
Education, law, community and government services 11.0%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3.5%
Sales and service 20.7%
Trades and transport 8.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.6%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.4%
Richmond Hill has an unemployment rate of 6.9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Richmond Hill, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (20,240 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (19,105 individuals) and Management (14,285 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Richmond Hill?

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% of Total
English 177,985 91.8%
French 1,455 0.8%
English and French 2,870 1.5%
Neither English nor French 11,680 6.0%
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 $88,353
Median after-tax household income $76,923
The median household income in Richmond Hill is $88,353, while the median after-tax household income sits at $76,923 per year.

How many households are there in Richmond Hill?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 64,120
Owned households 52,855 82.4%
Rented households 11,265 17.6%
Owned households 82.4%
Rented households 17.6%

Household size

Average household size 3.0
% of Total
1 person 10,135 15.8%
2 person 16,180 25.2%
3 person 13,935 21.7%
4 person 14,980 23.4%
5 person 8,890 13.9%
1 person 15.8%
2 person 25.2%
3 person 21.7%
4 person 23.4%
5 person 13.9%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 5,490 8.6%
35 to 44 12,185 19.0%
45 to 54 18,525 28.9%
55 to 64 14,065 21.9%
Over 65 13,850 21.6%
Under 34 8.6%
35 to 44 19.0%
45 to 54 28.9%
55 to 64 21.9%
Over 65 21.6%
There is a total of 64,120 households in Richmond Hill, 82.4% of which are owner-occupied and 17.6% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Richmond Hill is 3.0 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (16,180 households), followed by establishments occupied by 4 people (14,980 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is 45 to 54 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Richmond Hill, at 28.9%.

What are the housing characteristics in Richmond Hill?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 640 1.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 3,160 4.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 2,515 3.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 4,195 6.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 12,085 18.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 15,525 24.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 19,170 29.9%
After 2011 6,815 10.6%
Before 1945 1.0%
Between 1946 and 1960 4.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 3.9%
Between 1971 and 1980 6.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 18.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 24.2%
Between 2001 and 2010 29.9%
After 2011 10.6%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 160 0.2%
1 bedroom 5,585 8.7%
2 bedrooms 8,100 12.6%
3 bedrooms 18,040 28.1%
4 or more bedroom 32,230 50.3%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 8.7%
2 bedrooms 12.6%
2 bedrooms 28.1%
4 or more bedroom 50.3%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 37,645 58.7%
Apartments 10,555 16.5%
Attached homes 15,915 24.8%
Single-detached homes 58.7%
Apartments 16.5%
Attached homes 24.8%
Median home value $898,907
Average home value $994,031

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 47,695 74.4%
Major repairs 2,090 3.3%
Minor repairs 14,335 22.4%
Regular maintenance 74.4%
Minor repairs 22.4%
Major repairs 3.3%
Single-detached houses account for 58.7% of the residential buildings in Richmond Hill. Apartments make up 16.5% of the Richmond Hill housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $898,907 and the average figure sits at $994,031. Of all the properties in Richmond Hill, 4 or more bedrooms units include 32,230 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 18,040 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (74.4%) and minor repairs (22.4%).

What is the education level in Richmond Hill?

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% of Total
No diploma 20,965 13.0%
High school diploma 37,720 23.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 6,140 3.8%
College diploma 25,060 15.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 5,375 3.3%
University degree 66,005 40.9%
No diploma 13.0%
High school diploma 23.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 3.8%
College diploma 15.5%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.3%
University degree 40.9%
Approximately 23.4% of the population in Richmond Hill has a high school diploma (that’s 37,720 residents). Richmond Hill locals holding a college diploma (25,060 people) account for 15.5% of the resident pool. Additionally, 40.9% of them hold a university degree (66,005 people).

What is the average commute time in Richmond Hill?

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Average commute time 37 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 70,185 81.0%
By public transit 13,180 15.2%
By bicycle/by walking 2,355 2.7%
By other methods 895 1.0%
By car, truck or van 81.0%
By public transit 15.2%
By bicycle/by walking 2.7%
By other methods 1.0%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 16,885 22.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 58,885 77.6%
Commute to a different province 115 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 22.2%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 77.6%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 10,730 12.4%
15 to 29 minutes 22,170 25.6%
30 to 44 minutes 23,030 26.6%
45 to 59 minutes 12,125 14.0%
More than 60 minutes 18,560 21.4%
Less than 15 minutes 12.4%
15 to 29 minutes 25.6%
30 to 44 minutes 26.6%
45 to 59 minutes 14.0%
More than 60 minutes 21.4%
Most employed people in Richmond Hill (23,030 individuals) travel 30 to 44 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (22,170 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Richmond Hill is 37 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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