Neighbourhood Guide

Markville

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.

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. The Markville residential neighbourhood is in central Markham. The Markville Shopping Centre is in the southeast corner of this area, as is the Centennial Community Centre. The Waldon Pond area in the southwest has a trail system leading to the Rouge River, which forms the western boundary of this neighbourhood. There are plenty of green spaces in this area, with a number of parks. Housing is mainly single-detached two-storey homes, and some high-rise apartment buildings.

People & Families in Markville

Families with kids make up 61% of households in Markville, while couples without children make up 20% of households and 6% of households are one person living alone. People in Markville come from 75 different ethnic origins, and 62% are first-generation immigrants, while 26% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

2,440

Neighbourhood Population

8,343

Household Size

  • 1 person - 7%
  • 2 persons - 23%
  • 3 persons - 23%
  • 4 persons - 25%
  • 5 or more persons - 20%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 6%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 61%
  • Couples without children - 19%
  • Multiple families in household - 10%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 31%
  • 2 children - 30%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 14%
  • 15 to 64 years - 70%
  • 65 years and over - 15%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Chinese - 58%
  • Canadian - 7%
  • English - 6%
  • Scottish - 5%
  • Irish - 5%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 3%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 28%
  • 55 to 64 years - 26%
  • 65 to 74 years - 16%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 3%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 5%
  • 15 to 19 years - 7%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 8%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 17%
  • 60 to 69 years - 14%
  • over 70 years - 6%

Markville Schools

Markville has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, and secondary special programs. There are 4 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and Gifted/Talented Program.

Public Schools

4

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Markville

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and skating. There are 5 parks in this neighbourhood, with 26 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 5.

Number of Parks

5

Number of Recreation Facilities

26

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 4
  • Pools - 2
  • Rink - 1
  • Basketball Courts - 2
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Community Centres - 2
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
  • Outdoor Games Facility - 1
  • Trails - 2
  • Fitness/Weight Room - 1
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Markville

There are 65 transit stops in Markville. Rail stations include Centennial GO. In Markville, there are mostly vehicle commuters.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 40%
  • Commute to another city - 58%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 82%
  • Transit - 13%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 27%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 26%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 12%
  • 60 minutes and over - 18%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 15%

Work and Education in Markville

In this neighbourhood, 47% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 70% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 6%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 4%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 5%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 6%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 11%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 10%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 12%
  • $200,000 and over - 15%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 22%
  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Management occupations - 13%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 14%
  • Retail trade - 13%
  • Finance and insurance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 59% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 36% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Markville Homes

In Markville, there are mostly detached homes. Markville has a consistent population, with 23% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 8% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 95%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 3%
  • Row house - 0%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 1%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 0%
  • 2 bedrooms - 4%
  • 3 bedrooms - 20%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 72%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 8%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 48%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 35%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 1%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 0%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 92%
  • Renter - 7%

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