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Canada 2016 Census population counts are scheduled for release on February 8, 2017.

  September 10, 2016

The following 20 municipalities* conducted municipal censuses in 2016. Population counts for those that have published their results thus far are presented below. arising from these municipal censuses will be posted as they are made available.

Airdrie (C) – 61,842
Beaumont (T) – 17,720
Blackfalds (T) – 9,510
Calgary (C) – 1,235,171
Camrose (C) – 18,044
Chestermere (C) – 19,715
Cochrane (T) – 25,122
Edmonton (C) – 899,447
Fort Saskatchewan (C) – 24,569
Kitscoty (V) – 976
Lac La Biche County (MD)
   – Beaver Lake (H)
   – Hylo (H)
   – Lac La Biche (H)
   – Plamondon (H)
   – Venice (H)
Leduc (C) – 30,498
Lethbridge (C) – 96,828
Morinville (T) – 9,893
Opportunity No. 17, MD of (MD)
   – Calling Lake (H)
   – Red Earth Creek (H)
   – Sandy Lake (H)
   – Wabasca (H)
   – Chipewyan Lake (UC)
   – Peerless Lake (UC)
   – Trout Lake (UC)
Raymond (T) – 4,202
Red Deer (C) – 99,832
Spruce Grove (C) – 33,640
St. Albert (C) – 64,645
Taber, MD of (MD) – 7,173
   – Enchant (H)
   – Grassy Lake (H)
   – Hays (H)
   – Johnson's Addition (H)
   – Purple Springs (H)

* The Village of Forestburg scheduled a municipal census in 2016 but subsequently deferred it to 2017.

C – city, H – hamlet, MD – municipal district, T – town, UC – unincorporated community, V – village


  2015 municipal census tracker
  June 11, 2016

The following 44 municipalities conducted municipal censuses in 2015, of which 42 were published by Alberta Municipal Affairs within its 2015 Municipal Affairs Population List.

Airdrie (C) – 58,690
Barnwell (V) – 960
Beaumont (T) – 16,768
Big Valley (V) – 347
Blackfalds (T) – 8,793
Brooks (C) – 14,185
Calgary (C) – 1,230,915
Chestermere (C) – 18,496
Coalhurst (T) – 2,522
Cochrane (T) – 23,084
Elk Point (T) – 1,646
Fort Saskatchewan (C) – 24,040
Grande Prairie (C) – 68,556
Hay Lakes (V) – 492
High Level (T) – 3,823
Innisfail (T) – 7,953
Kitscoty (V) – incomplete
Leduc (C) – 29,304
Lethbridge (C) – 94,804
Lloydminster (C) – 31,377
   – Alberta portion - 19,740
   – Saskatchewan portion - 11,637
Mackenzie County (SM) – 11,750
   – Fort Vermilion (H) - not available
   – La Crete (H) - not available
   – Zama City (H) - not available
Magrath (T) – 2,398
Medicine Hat (C) – 63,018
Milk River (T) – 892
Okotoks (T) – 28,016
Opportunity No. 17, MD of (MD) – 3,214
   – Calling Lake (H) – 429*
   – Red Earth Creek (H) – 501*
   – Sandy Lake (H) – 135*
   – Wabasca (H) – 1,412*
   – Chipewyan Lake (UC) – 115*
   – Peerless Lake (UC) – 237*
   – Trout Lake (UC) – 385*
Oyen (T) – 1,006
Rainbow Lake (T) – 938
Raymond (T) – 4,139
Red Deer (C) – 100,807
Rocky Mountain House (T) – 7,220
Spruce Grove (C) – 32,036
Stirling (V) – 1,215
Stony Plain (T) – 16,127
Strathcona County (SM) – 95,597
   – Antler Lake (H) – 469
   – Ardrossan (H) – 412
   – Collingwood Cove (H) – 360
   – Half Moon Lake (H) – 195
   – Hastings Lake (H) – 87
   – Josephburg (H) – 117
   – North Cooking Lake (H) – 59
   – Sherwood Park (USA) – 68,782
   – South Cooking Lake (H) – 302
Strathmore (T) – 13,327
Sylvan Lake (T) – 14,310
Taber (T) – 8,380
Thorsby (V) – 1,025
Turner Valley (T) – 2,511
Vermilion River, County of (MD) – 8,116
   – Blackfoot (H) - 420
   – Clandonald (H) – unpublished
   – Islay (H) – unpublished
   – McLaughlin (H) – unpublished
   – Rivercourse (H) – unpublished
   – Streamstown (H) – unpublished
   – Tulliby Lake (H) – unpublished
Warburg (V) – unpublished
Westlock (T) – 5,147
Wood Buffalo, RM of (SM) – 82,724
   – Anzac (H) – 606
   – Conklin (H) – 333
   – Fort Chipewyan (H) – 1,014
   – Fort MacKay (H) – 51
   – Fort McMurray (USA) – 78,382
   – Gregoire Lake Estates (H) – 226
   – Janvier South (H) – 155
   – Saprae Creek (H) – 969

C – city, H – hamlet, MD – municipal district, SM – specialized municipality, T – town, USA – urban service area, V – village, UC – unincorporated community

† Excludes overall shadow population of 42,308 non-permanent residents, which creates a combined population of 125,032 within the RM of Wood Buffalo.

‡ Excludes shadow population of 4,342 non-permanent residents, which creates a combined population of 82,724 in Fort McMurray.

* MD of Opportunity No. 17 population breakdown provided by the MD's tourism and economic development officer.

LATEST NEWS
  2011 populations approximated for various unincorporated communities
Archived News

  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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