Learn about our community and find the information you need to consider Orangeville as a location for your new or growing business.

Population

As the largest urban area in Dufferin County, the Town of Orangeville's population is steadily growing to support our business community.

With a median age of 38.7 years, Orangeville is a youthful community when compared to the provincial median age of 41 years.

Population increases by year
YearOrangevilleDufferin County

1996

21,498

45,657

2001

25,248

51,003

2006

26,925

54,436

2011

27,975

56,881

2016

28,900

61,735

2036*

36,490

81,000

Source: Statistics Canada 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016, * Projected forecast Places to Grow 2013

Projected growth

The Town's population is projected to reach 36,490 by 2036, while Ontario growth plans projects the number of Dufferin County residents to increase by over 31% to 81,000 residents by 2036. This will create new opportunities for businesses.

Households and families

Orangeville is an appealing community for families. The number of families in Orangeville increased by 4.1% between 2011 and 2016 to 8,220. Over 13,840 households are predicted by 2031 with over 29,570 new households in all of Dufferin County.

Family characteristics

In the Town of Orangeville there are 8,220 families in private households. Of the total number of families there are:

  • 3.0 people per family on average
  • 5,435 married-couple families
  • 1,205 common-law couple families
  • 1,580 lone-parent families
  • 1,240 female lone-parent families
  • 340 male lone-parent families

Families in Orangeville have a median income of $99,840. The median family income is:

  • $85,760 for couple only families
  • $121,328 for families with a couple and children
  • $62,070 for lone-parent families

Household characteristics

In the Town of Orangeville there are 10,565 private households. Of the total number of households there are:

  • 3,975 households with a couple (married or common-law) with children
  • 2,660 households with a couple (married or common-law) without children
  • 2,330 one-person households

Households in Orangeville have a median income of $85,241. The median household income is:

  • $38,688 for one-person households
  • $100,557 for two-or-more-person households

Private dwelling characteristics

In the Town of Orangeville there are 10,656 occupied private dwellings. Of these, there are:

  • 8,160 owned dwellings
  • 2,410 rented dwellings
  • 6,185 dwellings constructed before 1991
  • 4,375 dwellings constructed between 1991 and 2011

The average value of a dwelling is $417,641, with an average monthly value of:

  • $1,126 for rented dwellings
  • $1,635 for owned dwellings

Workforce

Our population's steady growth creates an expanding workforce and new opportunities for employment and recruitment. According to the Dufferin County Official Plan, the region's employment base is projected to expand to 29,000 local jobs by 2031. This provides the workforce needed to support our thriving local and regional economy.

Labour force statistics
Labour force indicatorsOrangevilleDufferin County

Participation rate

73.3%

72.1%

Employment rate

68.8%

67.8%

Unemployment rate

6.1%

5.9%

Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Education

More than 48% of our residents have a post-secondary education. Our highly-skilled workforce is often sought out for their talent and expertise.

Education attainment
EducationOrangevilleDufferin County

University, certificate, diploma or degree

3,485

7,570

University certificate or diploma below the bachelor level

325

880

College CEGEP or other non-university or diploma 

5,740

12,215

Apprenticeship or Trades certificate or diploma

1,410

3,645

High school certificate or equivalent

7,725

16,040

Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Key industries and larger employers

Orangeville is a regional centre for commercial and service activity. Our diverse business community includes an established industrial base complemented by growth in key sectors such as professional services, arts and recreation, and cultural industries.

Employment by industry
IndustryTotal number of employees

Total experienced labour force aged 15 years and over

16,500

Retail trade

2,055

Manufacturing

1,880

Health care and social assistance

1,635

Construction

1,570

Accommodation and food services

1,255

Educational services

1,210

Public administration

1,030

Transportation & warehousing

880

Professional, scientific and technical services

850

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation

790

Wholesale trade

785

Other services (except public administration)

740

Finance and insurance

460

Real estate and rental and leasing

370

Information and cultural industries

325

Arts, entertainment and recreation

310

Utilities

180

Agriculture and other resource-based industries

105

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

40

Management of companies and enterprises

20

Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Many of Orangeville's largest employers are part of our diverse industrial base that includes plastics, automotive and food-related manufacturing.

Larger employers in Orangeville
Company NameSectorNumber of full-time employees

Millennium 1 Solutions

Outsourced business processes

275

E. Hofmann Plastics Ltd.

Manufacturer of food grade packaging

150

Clorox Company of Canada

Manufacturer of Glad Garbage Bags and Cling Wrap

150

Direct Plastics – a Novolex Company

Manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging

125

Roechling Engineering Plastics Ltd.

Manufacturer of engineered plastic products

115

Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.

Manufacturer of goat cheese products

95

     

Sanoh Canada Ltd.

Manufacturer of tubular products for the automotive industry

82

Hydro One

Electricity delivery and training centre

74

Canada Post Corporation

Mail distribution centre

70

Geon Performance Solutions

Plasticizer and plastics compounding plant

65

Source: Town of Orangeville Industrial Directory 2020