|Population City (2011)||288,301(17th)|
|Population Density (2011)||1,054.0/km2 (2,730/sq mi)|
|Total Private Dwellings||71,265|
|Land Area||630.21 km2 (243.33 sq mi)|
|Land Area||273.52 km2 (105.61 sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||905 and 289|
Vaughan (2011 population 288,301) is a Canadian city in the Ontario region of York. It is north of Toronto. Vaughan was the fastest-growing municipality in Canada between 1996 and 2006, achieving a population growth rate of 80.2% according to Statistics Canada having nearly doubled in population since 1991. It is the fifth-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area, and the 17th largest city in Canada.
Vaughan changed relatively little in its early history, from the 1840s when the number of inhabitants stood at 4,300 to 1935 when it had 4,873 residents. However, World War II sparked an influx of immigration, and by 1960, the population stood at 15,957. As well, the ethno-cultural composition of the area began to change with the arrival of different groups such as Italians, Jews and Eastern Europeans.