Community Profile

Northumberland County weaves together seven diverse yet complementary municipalities.

Our location

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.

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.