Community Profile

Located on the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg, Northumberland County weaves together seven distinct yet complementary municipalities.

Our locationMap showing the seven municipalities in Northumberland County

Located along Highway 401, Northumberland is within an hour and a half drive from both Toronto and Kingston. Our community's boundaries stretch east-west from Port Hope to Brighton and north to Trent Hills, with Lake Ontario to our south. Northumberland can also be accessed by boat from Rice Lake and the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Map directions to Northumberland

Our community

Population: 85,598 (4.2% change from 2011)*
Population density (per square km): 44.9*

*Statistics from the 2016 Statistics Canada Census

What we offer

  • A range of living styles including historic towns, scenic rural areas and waterfront locations
  • Abundant opportunity for businesses and individuals looking to build careers and companies, with ample collaboration, networking and incubation services
  • Outdoor adventures at our 37 trails, 15 conservation areas, two forests, two provincial parks and a nature reserve
  • Vibrant arts and heritage found in our architecture, unique performance venues and music and art galleries
  • Farming operations including 50 farm-gate destinations and the Apple Route
  • A warm and welcoming culture where neighbours support each other to create a close-knit community

Living, working and investing in Northumberland

Northumberland County is a versatile community that is ideal for raising a family, living a balanced lifestyle, managing a farm, or starting a business.

Visit Invest in Northumberland for more information about:

  • Living in Northumberland
  • Business and work opportunities
  • Investment opportunities

If you are looking to move to Canada, please visit the Northumberland Immigration Portal for information about immigration and settlement support for newcomers.