Latest census data shows Dundalk up 37%
About 750 more people call Dundalk their home in 2021 than five years ago, according to Statistics Canada.
Statistics Canada recently released population results from the census taken on May 11, 2021. As of that date, Dundalk’s population was 2,803, up from 2,046 at the 2016 census.
This is a 37% increase since the 2016 census. Southgate Township as a whole has seen an 18.5% population growth since 2016.
Statistics Canada’s lists of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada only include centers with populations over 5,000.
Southgate’s growth, in terms of the number of people, was shared almost equally between the town and the township – around 55% of the growth was in Dundalk and 45% in the rest of the township.
The total number of occupied dwellings in Dundalk was just under 1,000 in 2021.
Taken as a whole, the canton had 3,017 occupied dwellings compared to 2,710 in 2011. This growth of 307 dwellings represented approximately 11%.
In total, the township gained 1,362 inhabitants, increasing from 7,354 in 2016 to 8,716 in 2021.
Mount Forest grew between eight and nine percent, from 4,643 to 5,040 residents.
Shelburne made headlines in 2016 when its 39% growth was the highest in Ontario. This slowed to 10.6% over the period from 2016 to 2021, with 8,989 people. Orangeville grew by approximately 6% between 2016 and 2021.
The three fastest growing municipalities in Canada (more than 5,000 inhabitants) were:
1. 44% for East Gwillimbury in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (from approximately 24,000 to 35,000);
2. 34% for Town of the Blue Mountains (from about 7,000 to about 9,400);
3. 31% for Langford, BC in the CMA of Victoria (from about 35,300 to about 47,000).
Gray County grew by 7.5% and is now over 100,000.
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