Demographic Overview

York Region continues to be one of Canada’s safest and most diverse communities, home to about 1.2 million residents. By 2051, our population is expected to reach 2.02 million and in-region jobs will grow by 990,000.

From Steeles Avenue in the south to Lake Simcoe in the north, York Region covers 1,756 square kilometres of land and 350 square kilometres of waterways across nine municipalities – Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Our members are fortunate to patrol one of Ontario’s most beautiful and varied areas. Thriving cities and bustling neighbourhoods sit adjacent to rich agricultural lands and serene waterways, while drivers may traverse busy thoroughfares or quaint country roads.

Depending on where you find yourself, you may be met with “bonjour”, “aanii”, “salam alaykum”, “nǐ hǎo” or any other number of greetings from around the globe while encountering residents in York Region. Communities here are rich with cultural diversity.

District Map of York Region

York Region by the Numbers


languages spoken


of residents self-identify as a visible minority


of youth aged 18 to 24 are attending post-secondary school



people are in labour force in York Region


median household income


Environmental Scan

Through the environmental scan, York Regional Police identifies, analyzes and monitors environmental factors that can influence the delivery of police services in the future. These factors include regional, demographic and socio-economic trends; crime, calls for service and resource trends; public safety and legislative impacts at the federal, provincial and municipal levels; and political and environmental changes.

The identification of these key factors helps York Regional Police ensure that our business plan reflects and responds to our changing environment.