Map of Simcoe Muskoka


Population Count

Key Messages

  • The boundary of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit covers 8,658 square kilometers of land area. According to the 2021 Census, 599,843 people, or 69.3 people per square kilometer, were living in the service area of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
  • There were 533,169 people living in Simcoe County. The City of Barrie, with a population of 147,829 people, was the Census subdivision with the largest population in Simcoe County. There were 66,674 people living in the District of Muskoka. Huntsville had the largest population in the District of Muskoka, with 21,147 residents.




Technical Notes

Census subdivision (CSD) generally refers to municipalities (e.g. Clearview Township) as well as areas considered equivalent to municipalities for reporting census data, such as First Nations reserves (e.g. Chippewas of Rama First Nation).

Statistics Canada uses the names Moose Point 79 and Christian Island 30 and 30A to describe the geographic area of two local First Nation communities, however, we will refer to these communities by their commonly known names, Moose Deer Point and Beausoleil First Nation, respectively. These names are what most local Indigenous groups or individuals use and what we expect our readers will understand while accessing HealthSTATS. 

Census data for Wahta Mohawk Territory is not available.

Further Reading

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Page Last Modified: March 22, 2023