Population, Barrie City
2011 - 141,000
2006 - 128,430
Change in population - 5.7%
Median age of population - 37.2
% of population aged 15+ - 80.7%
Population density per sq/km - 1753.6
Land area - 100.52 sq/km
Source: Statistics Canada, 2011
Average household income $84,300
Ave persons per household - 2.7
Married/Common law couples - 30,380
With no children at home - 12,795
With children at home - 17,580
Lone-parent families - 7410
Ave children per family at home 1.2
Dominant building type - Single Detached
Dominant period of construction - 2001–2006
Central Ontario's Premier Waterfront Community"This is a tremendous community to be a part of. There is something to do for every age group and particularly for young families. Our neighbourhoods have the kind of amenities and services that you just can't find in larger cities, and yet were only an hour away from the GTA"- City of Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman
Barrie is centrally located: Cottage country to the north and the City of Toronto to the south. With the friendliness and beauty of a small town and the amenities of a large city and a growing population of 143,000, Barrie has the rare advantage of enjoying the best of both worlds.
CareThe Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre offers a dynamic and progressive medical team of more than 280 skilled physicians, 2,300 caring staff members and 1,100 dedicated volunteers providing outstanding healthcare in a variety of areas including; surgical services, critical care, women and children’s programs, and mental health rehabilitation. The recent completion of a $450-million expansion project doubled the size of the hospital and added specialized cancer care service through the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre.
Partnered with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, RVH offers a Family Medicine Teaching Unit, which is the last stop for medical residents training to become family doctors. Barrie is a leader in provided integrated family health services through the Barrie and Community Family Health Team. This growing team of health care professionals is focused on improving quality of primary health and delivering comprehensive service to patients throughout the community.
"Georgian College ranked 3rd in the world" - 2013 International Student BarometerFrom pre-school through kindergarten and post-secondary education, Barrie offers a full-range of dynamic and knowledge-rich experiences including public, separate, private and bilingual education facilities.
Access to diploma and degree programs are available through Georgian College and its innovative University Partnership Centre(UPC). Ranked among the top post secondary education facilities in the province, Georgian College enrolls more than 11,000 full-time and 28,000 Continuing Education students annually and offers diverse research opportunities and superb academic programs across several area campuses.
Beautiful City of Barrie