Northumberland County Economic Development


Fast Facts

Located in South-Eastern Ontario, Northumberland county has quick access to some of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Just 100km east of Toronto, the largest metropolitan area in Canada with a population of over 5.5 million, Northumberland County sits comfortably on the 401 corridor within easy travel distance to many areas of Ontario.

Please note that the facts below will be updated with the 2016 Census Program release, as displayed on their website. See the link here: 2016 Census Program


85,598 (4.2% change from 2011)
(Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census)

Market (50mins)

Over 9 million people

Land Area

1,905.15 square km
(Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census)

Population Density (per square km)

(Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census)

Total Population in Labour Force
(aged 15 and over)


(Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census)

Industry by number of Establishments


Agri-Business, Forestry, Fishing 416

Construction, Utilities, Mining 743

Manufacturing 212

Wholesale/Retail Trade & Transportation 1,026

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate / Professional & Scientific 1,812

Education/Health Care/Social Assistance 302

Tourism, Arts/Culture, Recreation 342

Personal and Private Households 442

Government Services 11

Industry by Name


CpK Interior Products, Cameco Corporation, Belden (Canada) ,Horizon Plastics Company, SABIC, Weetabix, Weston's, Bakkovar Foods, Canada Correctional Service, Northumberland Hills Hospital, Northumberland County, Cascades, Dart, Protoplast....

Industry by employees


  1-9     10-49    50-99   100-199   200-499  500+    Total


4,298      756        50            21            13          2          5,306

Unemployment Rate


(Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census)

Total Private Dwellings

(Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census)


Winter Avg Temperature:  -6ºC , 21.2 ºF

Summer Avg Temperature:  18.8ºC, 65.84 ºF