Waterloo Region had a population of 623,930 in 2020.

The region was the 10th most populous Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Canada, with 583,500 residents in 2016, . The Province's Growth Plan projects that Waterloo Region's population will reach 923,000 by 2051. In the last several years Waterloo Region has been one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario.

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Waterloo Region's population is younger on average than Ontario and Canada, and most other comparable municipalities. This is due in part to large numbers of students, as well as young families attracted to a low cost of living and high quality of life.

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Incomes in Waterloo Region consistently rank among the highest in Ontario. Poverty rates are also low in comparison to other communities, as well as Ontario and Canadian averages.  

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