Neighbourhoods
Rural Port Hope

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

An appealing and historic neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and preserved heritage.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes with older construction, featuring spacious layouts and mature trees.

Community Canvas

A rural community with a mix of families, professionals, and retirees, fostering a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

What You'll Love

The peaceful country living, proximity to Lake Ontario, and abundance of parks and recreational facilities.

Have a look around Rural Port Hope.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Port Hope is located at the mouth of the Ganaraska River on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in the west end of Northumberland County. With over 270 heritage-designated buildings throughout the municipality, Port Hope has a higher per capita rate of preservation than any other town or city in Canada. Besides the town proper of Port Hope, the municipality of Port Hope comprises a number of villages and hamlets.

People & Families in Rural Port Hope

Families with kids make up 40% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 38% of households and 17% of households are one person living alone. People in Rural Port Hope come from 52 different ethnic origins, and 11% are first-generation immigrants, while 16% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,720

Neighbourhood Population

4,449

Household Size

  • 1 person - 17%
  • 2 persons - 42%
  • 3 persons - 16%
  • 4 persons - 16%
  • 5 or more persons - 7%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 16%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 39%
  • Couples without children - 38%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 22%
  • 2 children - 19%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 13%
  • 15 to 64 years - 67%
  • 65 years and over - 19%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 37%
  • English - 37%
  • Scottish - 27%
  • Irish - 24%
  • French - 10%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 6%
  • 35 to 44 years - 11%
  • 45 to 54 years - 21%
  • 55 to 64 years - 26%
  • 65 to 74 years - 21%
  • 75 to 84 years - 8%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 11%
  • 50 to 59 years - 19%
  • 60 to 69 years - 16%
  • over 70 years - 10%

Rural Port Hope Schools

This neighbourhood has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools and 3 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

3

Having Fun in Rural Port Hope

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids and dog parks. There are 4 parks in this neighbourhood, with 11 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 2.

Number of Parks

4

Number of Recreation Facilities

11

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 2
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Tennis Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 2
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Golf Course - 1
  • Country Club - 1
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Getting Around in Rural Port Hope

There are 3 transit stops in Rural Port Hope. Rail stations include Port Hope. In Rural Port Hope, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute to another city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 23%
  • Commute to another city - 75%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 94%
  • Transit - 2%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 32%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 22%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 9%
  • 60 minutes and over - 17%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 17%

Work and Education in Rural Port Hope

In Rural Port Hope, 16% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 60% have any postsecondary education. The construction industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 5%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 7%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 8%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 6%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 15%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 9%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 11%
  • $200,000 and over - 8%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 22%
  • Sales and service occupations - 20%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Construction - 13%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%
  • Manufacturing - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 57% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 38% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Rural Port Hope Homes

In Rural Port Hope, there are mostly detached homes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 31% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 11% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 97%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 99%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 2%
  • 2 bedrooms - 15%
  • 3 bedrooms - 47%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 33%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 24%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 12%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 8%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 6%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 9%
  • 1960 or before - 35%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 92%
  • Renter - 6%

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