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  March 31, 2018

The following 35 municipalities* conducted municipal censuses in 2017, 34 of which were published by Alberta Municipal Affairs within its 2017 Municipal Affairs Population List.

Airdrie (C) – 64,922
Banff (T) – 8,875
Beaumont (T) – 18,320
Big Valley (V) – 349
Blackfalds (T) – 9,916
Bonnyville (T) – 6,422
Bow Island (T) – 2,043
Calgary (C) – 1,246,337
Carbon (V) – 500
Carmangay (V) – 250
Chestermere (C) – 20,331
Cochrane (T) – 26,320
Crossfield (T) – 3,055
Edgerton (V) – 425
Empress (V) – 160
** Fort Saskatchewan (C) – 25,533
Girouxville (V) – 289
High Level (T) – 3,992
Horseshoe Bay (SV) – 73
Innisfree (V) – 223
Leduc (C) – 31,130
Lethbridge (C) – 98,198
Magrath (T) – 2,435
Marwayne (V) – 606
McLennan (T) – 791
Oyen (T) – 1,022
Raymond (T) – 4,037
Spruce Grove (C) – 34,881
St. Paul (T) – 5,963
St. Paul No. 19, County of (MD) – 6,468
Stirling (V) – 1,269
Thorsby (T) 1,015
Two Hills (T) – 1,443
Vermilion (T) – 4,150
Veteran (V) – 239

C – city, MD – municipal district, SV – summer village, T – town, V – village

* The Village of Rosemary had scheduled a municipal census for 2017, but either the results are unknown or it was cancelled.

** The 2017 Municipal Affairs Population List indicated that the Village of Empress conducted a municipal census in 2017 according to page 1, yet the result is not presented on page 9.

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  2011 populations approximated for various unincorporated communities
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  September 13, 2013

Alberta Population (AltaPop) has compiled approximated 2011 federal census population counts for Alberta’s two urban service areas, those hamlets that appear to have a population of at least 1,000 people, the communities on four Canadian Forces Bases, the former towns of Cold Lake and Grand Centre, the Townsite of Redwood Meadows, and the five communities within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.

The Sherwood Park population is published directly by Strathcona County, while the counts for Lac La Biche and Springbrook are based on their Statistics Canada (StatCan) population centre and designated place boundaries respectively.

The balance of the population counts are approximated by aggregating population counts for various levels of StatCan geography, such as population centres, designated places, dissemination areas, dissemination blocks and combinations thereof.

The sources of the disaggregated population counts used to aggregate approximate populations were StatCan’s 2011 census population and dwelling counts open data, dissemination block open data and GeoSearch tool.

Within the approximations published below:

  • the > symbol indicates actual population is greater than the figure that follows;
  • the < symbol indicates actual population is less than the figure that follows; and
  • the ~ symbol indicates that the figure that follows may be representative of the actual population living within its boundaries, or that it may be either slightly higher or lower than this figure.

The determination of which symbol used was undertaken by cross-referencing community maps showing their official boundaries, as published by their administrating municipalities, with the boundaries of the various StatCan geographic entities used to generate the population counts.

If an official boundary is larger than the footprint of the combined StatCan boundaries, it is assumed that the community’s population is actually greater than the figure that follows.

If an official boundary is smaller than the footprint of the combined StatCan boundaries, it is assumed that the community’s population is actually less than the figure that follows.

If an official boundary appears to be coincident with the footprint of the combined StatCan boundaries, it is assumed that the figure that follows may be representative of the actual population living within its boundaries, or that it may be either slightly higher or lower than this figure.

Urban Service Areas:

  • Sherwood Park: > 64,719 (Strathcona County publishes the population as 64,733)
  • Fort McMurray: > 61,779
Hamlets over 1,000:
  • Langdon: > 3,846
  • Clairmont: > 2,836 (see map showing extent of this population compared to the official hamlet boundary provided by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1)
  • Lac La Biche: ~ 2,544 (dissolved town)
  • La Crete: > 2,423
  • Heritage Pointe: < 2,041
  • Wabasca: ~ 1,569
  • Springbrook: ~ 1,079
  • Dunmore: ~ 1,023 (Cypress County publishes the population as 1,025)
  • Cardiff: > 1,016
Townsites:
  • Redwood Meadows: < 983
Amalgamated Crowsnest Pass communities:
  • Bellevue (former village): > 756
  • Blairmore (former town): ~ 1,779
  • Coleman (former town): ~ 1,435
  • Frank (former village): > 112
  • Hillcrest: > 354
Amalgamated Cold Lake:
  • Cold Lake (former town): ~ 6,455
  • Grand Centre (former town): ~ 5,416
  • CFB Cold Lake (Medley): ~ 1,968
Other Canadian Forces Bases:
  • CFB Edmonton (Lancaster Park): ~ 1,707
  • CFB Wainwright (Denwood): ~ 511
  • CFB Suffield (Ralston): ~ 409

AltaPop disclaims that the above approximate population counts are published for interest only, provides no warranty over the accuracy of the above figures, and advises that the figures should be used at your own risk.

LATEST UPDATE
  2009 population summaries complete
Archived Updates

  December 26, 2009

AltaPop's Population Summaries Section has been updated to include the 2009 editions of the Population of Municipalities Ranked by Size, Population of Municipalities Sorted Alphabetically, and Population of Settlements Ranked by Size reports as a result of the December release of the 2009 OPL.

Further, the 2007 and 2008 editions of the Population of Settlements Ranked by Size reports have been reissued to include latest population figures of the seven settlements within the M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 according to its 2007 municipal census.


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