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DECEMBER 21, 2004
  City of Edmonton to perform Municipal Census in 2005
    For the first time since 1999, the City of Edmonton will ask its residents to stand up and be counted. Last week, City Council approved funding to perform a census in the new year as part of its 2005 budget deliberations.

Edmonton has experienced significant growth since 1999 compared to its mediocre growth over the early to mid 1990ís. In 1999, Edmontonís population was counted at 648,284. Two years later, the federal census performed by Statistics Canada resulted in a population of 666,104.

According to the Cityís forecasters, Edmontonís approximate population in 2004 and 2005 is 707,000 and 716,000 respectively. Since the Municipal Census will be a snapshot of the City of Edmonton as at April 1, 2005, the count will likely fall within this range.

The official population count should be released by the end of August 2005 at the latest. AltaPop will publish the revised population count as soon as it is available.

NOVEMBER 24, 2004
  The 2004 edition of the Alberta Official Population List released
    The 2004 edition of the Alberta Official Population List (OPL) publication was posted on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs� webstie today � a month later than its usual annual release date.

Go to the OPL section of this website to see the view the 2004 edition or past annual editions dating back to 1960.

NOVEMBER 24, 2004
  Speculation of municipalities to perform a census in 2005
    The City of Edmontonís Office of the City Clerk has forwarded its proposed 2005 budget for City Councilís consideration. In the proposal, the Office requests funding to perform a municipal census in 2005. If approved, the City of Edmonton will be performing its first municipal census since 1999.

The Cities of Airdrie, Calgary, and Red Deer are expected to perform their regular annual municipal census in 2005. Other municipalities that have performed counts on an annual basis in recent history include the Towns of Beaumont, Blackfalds, Chestermere, High Level, Lacombe, Oyen, and Strathmore.

Due to high rates of growth, correspondence with municipal administrators, and/or an unusual amount of time since its most recent municipal censuses, the following municipalities are expected to consider counting its population in 2005:

  • the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
  • the Specialized Municipality of Strathcona County;
  • the Municipal District of Rocky View No. 44;
  • the Cities of Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Grande Prairie; and
  • the Towns of Canmore, Carstairs, and Crossfield.


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