Thornhill is considered one of the Greater Toronto Area’s more upscale communities. The median household income in Thornhill is over $87,000; the mean household income is in excess of $100,000 compared with $50,600 across the Greater Toronto Area. As a political riding, Thornhill consistently appears in the top three ridings across Canada in terms of household income. Of all households, 61 per cent of the community earns an income in excess of $70,000. Approximately 89 per cent of Thornhill residents own their home.
Thornhill has a very ethnically diverse population. It is home to significant visible minorities communities, but is particularly known for its large Jewish community: a significant portion of the population of Thornhill is Jewish, including many Israeli and Russian immigrants. This community comprises the majority of Thornhill-Vaughan and nearly a quarter of Thornhill-Markham. It is home to numerous Jewish synagogues and schools, particularly Ashkenazi and Sephardic Orthodox Jewish synagogues such as the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto (the “BAYT”, one of the largest synagogues in North America), Sephardic Kehilla Centre, and Chabad centres such as the Jewish Russian Community Centre, well as Conservative synagogues such as Beit Rayim as well as Reform Jewish institutions such as Temple Har Zion, Temple Kol Ami, and the Leo Baeck Day School,a major Reform Jewish primary school.According to 2001 Federal Census data, Chinese are the largest visible minority in the Thornhill area, accounting for almost 11% of total residents (12,610), followed by South Asian (6,595), Black (2,665), Korean (2,660), Filipino (2,535), and West Asian (2,355).
English 73% Russian 6% Hebrew 3% Italian 2% Chinese 2%
Jewish 37% Italian 10% Chinese 8% Canadian 7%
Jewish 47% Roman Catholic 22% No Religion 10% Hindu 3% Christian 3%