Population Growth and Ethnic Profile
According to York Region Planning and Development Department, by fourth quarter, 2011 in Richmond Hill there were 191,367 people.
Richmond Hill’s population has grown rapidly in recent years and is expected to continue to do so. It is expected to reach 209,000 by 2021.
This growth rate is twice the rate of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and over three times the rate of Ontario.
54.3% of Richmond Hill's population is Caucasian, 21.4% Chinese, 7% South Asian, 6.7% West Asian, 2.6% Arab, 2.4% Korean, and 2.1% African-Canadian. 30.3% of Richmond Hill's population is Roman Catholic, 19.3% Protestant, 10% belonged to another Christian denomination, 7.7% Jewish, 7.6% Muslim, and 27.5% were either non-religious or belonged to another religion.
Richmond Hill has a young and dynamic population. A significant portion of the population is of prime employment age, providing an excellent employment source for local business.
• Richmond Hill features a relatively large middle aged population. Approximately 27 per cent of Richmond Hill’s population is between the ages of 35 and 49, compared to 24 per cent of Ontario residents.
• As per the 2006 Census, the median age of Richmond Hill residents is 37.8, compared to 39.0 years for Ontario residents.