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Population

In 2016, Orillia's population increased to 31,166.

Between 2006 and 2011, the population of Orillia grew from 30,259 to 30,586, representing an increase of 1.10%.

In the decade between 1996 and 2006, the population of Orillia grew from just under 27,846 to 30,259, which represents an increase of almost 9%. During the same decade, the population of the entire region, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara as well as Rama First Nation grew from 63,143 to 72,590, representing an increase of 15%.

As the commercial centre for the region, Orillia benefits economically from healthy surrounding communities. These numbers do not capture the tens of thousands of seasonal residents who own vacation properties in the Orillia area and shop and dine in the city.

Population Facts:

  • Population: 30,586
  • Population change 2006 to 2011: 1.1% increase
  • Total Private Dwellings: 13,863
  • Population density per square kilometre: 1069.2
  • Land Area: 28.61 square kilometres

SOURCE: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census

Municipal Area 2011 Population Percentage Growth   Ontario Percentage
Orillia 30,586 1.10 5.7
Ramara Twp. 9,275 -1.60 5.7
Oro-Medonte 20,078 .20 5.7 
Severn Twp. 12,377 2.90 5.7
Rama FN 870 2.80 5.7
TOTALS 73,186    

2006 Population:

Municipal Area 2006 Population Percentage Growth Ontario Percentage 
Orillia 30,259 5.70 6.1
Ramara Twp. 9,427 9.40 6.1
Oro-Medonte 20,031 9.40 6.1
Severn Twp. 12,030 8.00 6.1
Rama FN 846 41.70 6.1
TOTALS 72,590    

2001 Population:

Municipal Area 2001 Population Percentage Growth Ontario Percentage 
Orillia 29,121 4.6 6.1
Ramara Twp. 8,615 10.30 6.1
Oro-Medonte 18,315 9.70 6.1
Severn Twp. 11,135 8.60 6.1
Rama FN 597 12.60 6.1
TOTALS 67,783    

Source: Statistics Canada, Census

For more information contact the Economic Development Office at 705-325-4900 or by emailing edc@orillia.ca

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