Map of Simcoe Muskoka


Population Density

Key Messages
Simcoe County
District of Muskoka

Key Messages

  • The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit boundary covers 8,658 square kilometers of land area and has a population of 599,843, resulting in a population density of 69.3 people per square kilometer.  Simcoe County has a density of 110.6 people/km2, compared to 17.4 people/km2 in the District of Muskoka. 
  • The population density in Simcoe County increased by 11.7% from 99 people/km2 in 2016, to 110.6 people/km2 in 2021. The population density in the District of Muskoka increased by 13.0% from 15.4 people/km2 in 2016, to 17.4 people/km2 in 2021.

Simcoe County

  • Barrie had the highest population density in Simcoe County with a density of 1,493.1 people/km2.
  • Barrie has the 14th highest population density out of all Census subdivisions in Ontario. Barrie’s population density is lower than Oakville (1,538.5 people/km2) and higher than St. Catharines (1,422.1 people/km2).



District of Muskoka

  • Census subdivisions in the District of Muskoka generally had smaller population densities than those in Simcoe County.
  • Moose Deer Point had the highest population density in the District of Muskoka in 2021, with a density of 67.9 people/km2.


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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