Every city seems to be famous for something and Brampton in southern Ontario is renowned for its flowers and the large number of greenhouses within the city. Even though Ontario is the central city in the region, more people are moving into Brampton each year. According to the census that Canada performs every few years, Brampton has shown double-digit growth each time.

## City Size and Population Density

Brampton covers 266 square kilometers of area, and with a population nearing 600,000, the density of the population is nearing 2230 people per square kilometer.

## Demographics

The total population of Brampton has grown within the past five years from 523,906 in 2011 to 593,638, which is an increase of 13.3%. This contrasts with the rest of Ontario, which only had a 4.6% growth rate during the same period. The population density in Brampton is quite high compared to other parts of the region, but this expected with the amount of growth the city sees annually. The current population density is 2,228.7 people for every square kilometer. Females outnumber males in Brampton, with women making up 300,105 of the total population compared with 293,535 men.

## Ages

The average age of residents of Brampton is 36.5, with females at 37.3 and males at 35.8. Seventy-five people within the population have made it to triple digits as of the 2016 census, but the bulk of the people are between the ages of 15 and 64. The numbers indicate that 68.6% of the population falls between these ages and only 20.3% falls below the age of 15. 11.2% of the population are between the ages of 65 and 84, with only 1% making it past their 85th birthday.

## Households and Families

With the rich greenhouse heritage in Brampton, it's unsurprising that it is a very family oriented environment. There are 164,525 households in Brampton, with the average household consisting of 3.2 people. 56,460 families are comprised of two people. The number of couples in Brampton makes up 135,955, with 126,360 of these being considered married (only 9,600 claim common law marriage). Couples who have children are 94,600 of the population, with 31,035 just having one child. The majority of couples with children have two children at 44,440. Those that have three or more children make up 19,125 of all couples in Brampton. Households with only one parent make up 28,565 families and, of those, most have only one child at 15,100 people. Single parent families with two children are 8,920, and those with three or more are 4,545.

## Homes

There are currently 168,010 dwellings of various kinds in Brampton. The majority of 87,550 structures are considered detached homes. 17,535 of the homes are in apartment complexes larger than five stories high. Other dwellings make up 62,905 structures. Semi-detached homes make up the largest number of dwellings in the 'other' category at 23,035, followed by row houses at 20,670. Duplexes come in at 11,235, and smaller apartment complexes are 7,945. The lowest number of dwellings fall into the mobile structure category at just 25 homes.

## Historical Population Growth

Brampton was incorporated in 1853 with only a meager 50 residents - a far cry from the nearly 600,000 now residing in the area.