Focus on Geography Series, 2021 Census of Population

Vaughan, City

Population, 2021 and 2016 censuses

8

Provincial population rank: 8

National population rank: 17 of 4,831

5.5%

In 2021, the enumerated population of Vaughan (City), was 323,103, which represents a change of 5.5% from 2016. This compares to the provincial average of 5.8% and the national average of 5.2%.

10.3%

In 2021, there were 103,914 private dwellings occupied in Vaughan (City), which represent a change of 10.3% from 2016.

1185.9

The land area of Vaughan (City) is 272.44 square kilometres and the population density was 1185.9 people per square kilometre.

Population change for Vaughan (City) and higher level geographies, 2016 to 2021

Vaughan (City) — Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2016 to 2021

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Caledon T 76,581 66,502 r 15.2
King TP 27,333 24,512 11.5
Brampton CY 656,480 593,638 10.6
Richmond Hill T 202,022 195,022 3.6
Markham CY 338,503 328,966 2.9
Toronto C 2,794,356 2,731,571 2.3

Ontario [PR] — Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
East Gwillimbury T 34,637 23,991 44.4
The Blue Mountains T 9,390 7,025 33.7
New Tecumseth T 43,948 34,242 28.3
Thorold CY 23,816 18,801 26.7
Seguin TP 5,280 4,304 22.7

Ontario [PR] — Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Dryden CY 7,388 7,749 -4.7
Bayham MU 7,096 7,396 -4.1
Fort Frances T 7,466 7,739 -3.5
Kirkland Lake T 7,750 7,981 -2.9
Temiskaming Shores CY 9,634 9,920 -2.9
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