Community Profiles and Data

Rural Ontario Fact Sheets

Focus on Rural Ontario. Produced by the Rural Ontario Institute, and based on Statistics Canada data, these easy-to-read fact sheets highlight the changing dynamics of rural Ontario’s population, communities and economies.

“20% of Ontarians live in rural places – about the same number as live in Toronto – so it is critical to understand the ongoing and emerging issues here. These realities affect planning for social services, health services or our municipal, telecommunications and transportation infrastructure. ”

Set 1 – Population

Set 2 – Population Migration

Set 3 – Employment

Set 4 – Rural Economy

Set 5 – Rural Income

Set 6 – Rural Vitality


Below are the 2014 Community Profiles developed by our Data Analysis Coordinator, Emily Cassell, with data provided by our community partners.  Contact if you need more information or clarification.


Carleton Place


Lanark Highlands

Mississippi Mills



Smiths Falls

Tay Valley

Lanark County

Towns and Township

Library Data Lanark County