The population of the District of Muskoka has grown by more than 6,000 people over the past five years.

Statistics Canada begins to publish the results of the 2021 census.

The district’s population added 6,060 new residents, a 10% increase from 2016. This brings Muskoka’s population to 66,674.

Muskoka’s six municipalities have also experienced growth over the past half-decade:

  • Huntsville increased by 1,331 residents to 21,147, an increase of 6.7%.
  • Bracebridge rose from 1,295 to 17,305, an increase of 8.1%.
  • Muskoka Lakes increased from 1,064 to 7,652, representing a jump of 16.2%.
  • The Township of Georgian Bay now has 3,441 residents. The township increased by 927 people for an increase of 36.9%.
  • Gravenhurst jumped 846 to 13,157, an increase of 6.9%.
  • Lake of Bays gained 592 new residents, an increase of 18.7%. There are now 3,759 residents in the township.

No data was available for the Wahta Mohawk Territory, but the Moose Deer Point First Nation Indian Reserve increased by five to 213.

The neighborhood’s growth continues a trend that has been ongoing since the turn of the 21st century. The results of the 2001 census were published in May of the same year. The population of the district had increased to 53,106. The population of the district increased in the following four censuses.

Statistics Canada conducts a national census of population and a census of agriculture every five years.