In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A charming small-town atmosphere with a well-preserved main street and historic buildings.

Property Pulse

Mostly older homes, with a mix of single-detached houses, row houses, and low-rise apartments.

Community Canvas

A diverse community with a mix of families, older adults, and a strong sense of heritage.

What You'll Love

The abundance of parks and recreational facilities, perfect for outdoor activities and family fun.

Have a look around Cobourg.

Cobourg has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 50s, people in their 60s, people in their 70s, and people over 80. Cobourg is the largest town in and seat of Northumberland County. Cobourg retains its small-town atmosphere, in part due to the downtown and surrounding residential area's status as a Heritage Conservation District. The downtown is a well-preserved example of a traditional small-town main street. Victoria Hall, the town hall completed in 1860, is a National Historic Site of Canada. The oldest building in the town is now open as the Sifton Cook Heritage Centre and operated by the Cobourg Museum Foundation.

People & Families in Cobourg

Families with kids make up 31% of households in Cobourg, while couples without children make up 35% of households and 32% of households are one person living alone. People in Cobourg come from 100 different ethnic origins, and 14% are first-generation immigrants, while 17% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

8,620

Neighbourhood Population

19,440

Household Size

  • 1 person - 32%
  • 2 persons - 40%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 9%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 32%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 30%
  • Couples without children - 34%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 23%
  • 2 children - 16%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 12%
  • 15 to 64 years - 56%
  • 65 years and over - 31%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 40%
  • Canadian - 33%
  • Irish - 28%
  • Scottish - 26%
  • French - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 8%
  • 35 to 44 years - 11%
  • 45 to 54 years - 15%
  • 55 to 64 years - 20%
  • 65 to 74 years - 21%
  • 75 to 84 years - 14%
  • 85 years and over - 6%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 8%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 8%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 16%
  • over 70 years - 19%

Cobourg Schools

This neighbourhood has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools, 4 Catholic schools, and 2 private schools serving Cobourg. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement and French Immersion.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

4

Private Schools

2

Having Fun in Cobourg

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, swimming, skating, and water access. There are 29 parks in Cobourg, with 84 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

29

Number of Recreation Facilities

84

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 14
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Pools - 2
  • Arenas - 2
  • Rinks - 5
  • Tennis Courts - 6
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamonds - 13
  • Sports Fields - 11
  • Tracks - 2
  • Community Centres - 4
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Beach - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Arboretum - 1
  • Campground - 1
  • Community Gardens - 2
  • Trails - 6
  • Arts/Performance Facility - 1
  • Fitness/Weight Rooms - 3
  • Gyms - 3
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Getting Around in Cobourg

There are 2 transit stops in Cobourg. Rail stations include Cobourg. In Cobourg, there are mostly vehicle commuters, a mix of commuting within and outside the city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 57%
  • Commute to another city - 42%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 85%
  • Transit - 3%
  • Walk/bike - 9%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 20%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 10%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 9%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 50%

Work and Education in Cobourg

In Cobourg, 21% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 58% have any postsecondary education. The health care and social assistance industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 14%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 9%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 7%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 5%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 6%
  • $200,000 and over - 4%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 27%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 14%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Health care and social assistance - 14%
  • Manufacturing - 13%
  • Retail trade - 12%

Employment

  • Employed - 48% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 47% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Cobourg Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 40% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 14% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 58%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 11%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 18%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 4%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 13%
  • Not condominium - 86%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 11%
  • 2 bedrooms - 31%
  • 3 bedrooms - 36%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 20%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 23%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 10%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 14%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 9%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 6%
  • 1960 or before - 29%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 69%
  • Renter - 29%

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