Demographics

Between 2006-2008 Stouffville’s population grew 23%, second in the province only to Milton at 24.9%, and far exceeding the provincial average was 2.3%.

In 2006 with a population of 24,390, 18% of residents were immigrants, 80% of whom came to Canada before 1991; the number of visible minorities grew from 4.53% in 2001 to 7.2% in 2006 (and is expected to triple again by 2031). Already by 2010, 34% of the Grade Three children in one of the community’s newest school were effectively bi-lingual (i.e., the first language learned at home was other than English). In 2010 the proportion of Whitchurch–Stouffville residents that socialized with people from other cultures on a regular basis was far above the national average.

Religion Population 2001 Percent
Total 21,835
Protestant 11,180 51.2%
Roman Catholic 4,975 22.8%
Christian (not specified) 725 3.3%
Christian Orthodox 540 2.4%
Jewish 165 0.75%
Muslim 160 0.73%
Other Religions (Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Eastern) 90 0.41%
No religious affiliation 3,965 18.15%

Visible Minority Population Population 2006 Percent
Total 1,775 7.2%
Chinese 730 3.0%
South Asians 395 1.6%
Black 260 1.0%
Filipino 85 0.35%

Historical Populations
Year Population +/-
1851 350
1866 600 71.4%
1881 866 44.3%
1901 1,223 41.2%
1911 1,034 −15.5%
1971 11,487 1010.9%
1976 13,129 14.3%
1981 13,882 5.7%
1986 15,725 13.3%
1991 19,036 21.1%
1996 20,485 7.6%
2001 22,859 11.6%
2006 26,149 14.4%
2009* 33,200 27.0%
Figures for 1851 to 1911 are for the Village of Stouffville alone. Beginning in 1971, figures are for the consolidated Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville.