CLARINGTON - Durham Region

Clarington Map

Clarington is the furthermost easterly municipality in Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area.  Clarington was created in 1973 when the Town of Bowmanville, and the townships of Clarke and Darlington, merged together.

The name "Clarington" began use in 1994 after having been known as the Town of Newcastle from 1974-1993. The name change was made to alleviate long-standing confusion between the municipality as a whole and the included village of the same name.

Bowmanville is the largest community in the municipality and is also the home of the municipal offices. Courtice is a fast-growing community located in the western section of Clarington.  Orono is situated east of Bowmanville and lies against Highway 35/115.  In 2020, Orono is proposed to be the final eastern exit from the new Highway 407 expansion.  Newcastle is also a fast-growing community. known in recent years for its beautiful Port of Newcastle along Lake Ontario.  The name "Clarington" combines the names of two historical townships in the area, Clarke and Darlington.   

Clarington Real Estate Market Trends

Oshawa, along with much of Durham Region has enjoyed steady, aggressive growth in 2016 with prices in Clarington averaging 15.7% more since the end of 2015. (includes statistical data through 6/30/2016)

  • Clarington Home Price Average 2015:  $392,225
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2014:  $340,487
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2013:  $316,169
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2012:  $293,570
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2011:  $283,900
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2010:  $261,336
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2009:  $243,589
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2008:  $244,177
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2007:  $238,704
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2006:  $230,358
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2005:  $217,172
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2004:  $197,311
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2003:  $184,445
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2002:  $169,631
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2001:  $163,437
  • Clarington Home Price Average 2000:  $157,647
  • Clarington Home Price Average 1999:  $152,330
  • Clarington Home Price Average 1998:  $148,185
  • Clarington Home Price Average 1997:  $140,219
  • Clarington Home Price Average 1996:  $147,471
  • Clarington Home Price Average 1995:  $152,146

Durham Region MLS® Communities

Clarington MLS® Real Estate Communities:

Clarington:  BowmanvilleCourticeNewcastleOronoRural Clarington

Clarington Demographics

Clarington Population:

  • Census population 1986 - 35,157 
  • Census population 1989 - 45,473
  • Census population 1994 - 58,056
  • Census population 1999 - 68,569
  • Census population 2004 - 77,817
  • Census population 2009 - 84,750
  • Census population 2014 - 90,579

Total estimated population 2016 - 92,000

  • Total male population - 41,695 (2011)
  • Total female population - 42,855 (2011)

Clarington Households (2011):

  • Total private dwellings - 30,797
  • Average number of persons in household - 2.80
  • Average household income - $ 107,262

Clarington Citizenship & Residency:

  • With Canadian citizenship 82.075
  • With citizenship other than Canadian 1,645

Clarington Knowledge of Official Languages:

  • English only - 82,550
  • French only - 1,395
  • English and French - 75
  • Neither English nor French - 175

Clarington Knowledge of Languages other than English or French; Top 5:

  1. Italian - 245
  2. Polish - 220
  3. Dutch - 205
  4. Spanish - 180
  5. Portuguese - 170

Important Clarington Links:

Important Durham Region Links:

Region of Durham:  Regional Council 2014-2018

Regional Chairperson and CEO:  

Municiplaity of Clarington:

  • Adrian Foster - Mayor
  • Joe Neal - Regional Councillor Wards 1 and 2
  • Willie Woo - Regional Councillor Wards 3 and 4
  • Steven Cooke - Councillor Ward 1
  • Ron Hooper - Councillor Ward 2
  • Corinna Traill - Councillor Ward 3
  • Wendy Partner - Councillor Ward 4
  • 905-623-3379
  • www.Clarington.net

Clarington's 10 Newest Property Listings

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