Richmond Hill s a city in south-central York Region, Ontario, Canada. Part of the Greater Toronto Area, it is the York Region's third most populous municipality and the 28th most populous municipality in Canada. Richmond Hill has seen significant population growth since the 1990s. The city is home to the David Dunlap Observatory telescope, the largest telescope in Canada.
According to the city's website, Richmond Hill is an affluent community with more than 52% of families reporting incomes of greater than $70,000 and over 31% of households reporting incomes greater than $100,000. The most prevalent occupations are in the business, finance and administration and management sectors. Industries of employment include: Agriculture and other resource-based industries; Manufacturing and construction industries; Wholesale and retail trade; Finance and real estate; Health and education ; Business services; Other services.
The border between Richmond Hill and Markham is a rapidly growing area for information technology and high-tech industry with over 1,000 such businesses located along their border in 2000.
Most businesses in Richmond Hill are small businesses, with more than half of all employers in the city having four workers or less. The city is home to the corporate headquarters of Acklands Grainger Inc., Compugen Inc., Compuware, DMC Mining Services, Lexmark, Rogers Communications, BMW Canada, Science & Medicine Canada, and Staples. Among the largest employers are: Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital; Apotex; Town of Richmond Hill; Rogers Cable; Quebecor World; Staples.
Richmond Hill has a population of over 195,022 people. Richmond Hill also forms part of the Greater Toronto metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,417,516 people.