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Population History

Edmonton's population has grown from 148 people in 1878 to 877,926 in 2014.

Population History Graph

2000 - Present

Year Population Source
2014 877,926 Municipal census
2012 817,498 Municipal census
2011 812,201 Statistics Canada
2009 782,439 Municipal census
2008 752,412 Municipal census
2006 730,372 Statistics Canada
2005 712,391 Municipal census
2001 657,350 Statistics Canada

1975 - 1999

Year Population Source
1999 648,284 Municipal census
1996 616,306 Statistics Canada
1993 626,999 Municipal census
1992 618,195 Municipal census
1991 614,665 Statistics Canada
1990 605,538 Municipal census
1989 583,872 Municipal census
1987 576,249 Municipal census
1986 571,506 Statistics Canada
1983 560,085 Municipal census
1982 551,314 Municipal census
1981 521,205 Statistics Canada
1980 505,773 Municipal census
1979 491,359 Municipal census
1978 478,066 Municipal census
1977 471,474 Municipal census
1976 461,559 Statistics Canada
1975 451,635 Municipal census

General Annexation - January 1, 1982

1950 - 1974

Year Population Source
1974 445,691 Municipal census
1973 442,365 Municipal census
1972 441,530 Municipal census
1971 436,264 Statistics Canada
1970 429,750 Municipal census
1969 422,418 Municipal census
1968 410,105 Municipal census
1967 393,593 Municipal census
1966 381,230 Statistics Canada
1965 371,265 Municipal census
1964 311,804 Municipal census
1963 303,756 Municipal census
1962 294,967 Municipal census
1961 276,018 Statistics Canada
1960 269,314 Municipal census
1959 260,733 Municipal census
1958 252,131 Municipal census
1957 238,353 Municipal census
1956 223,549 Statistics Canada
1955 209,353 Municipal census
1954 197,836 Municipal census
1953 183,411 Municipal census
1952 169,196 Municipal census
1951 158,012 Statistics Canada
1950 148,861 Municipal census

Annexation of Jasper Place - August 17, 1964
Annexation of Beverly - December 30, 1961

1925 - 1949

Year Population Source
1949 137,469 Municipal census
1948 126,609 Municipal census
1947 118,541 Municipal census
1946 114,976 Municipal census
1945 111,745 Municipal census
1944 108,416 Municipal census
1943 105,536 Municipal census
1942 96,725 Municipal census
1941 93,924 Statistics Canada
1940 91,723 Municipal census
1939 90,419 Municipal census
1938 88,887 Municipal census
1937 87,034 Municipal census
1936 85,470 Municipal census
1935 82,634 Municipal census
1934 79,773 Municipal census
1933 79,231 Municipal census
1932 78,387 Municipal census
1931 79,059 Statistics Canada
1930 77,557 Municipal census
1929 74,298 Municipal census
1928 69,744 Municipal census
1927 67,083 Municipal census
1926 65,163 Municipal census
1925 65,378 Municipal census

1900 - 1924

Year Population Source
1924 63,160 Municipal census
1923 60,000 Municipal census*
1922 60,000 Municipal census*
1921 58,821 Statistics Canada
1920 61,045 Municipal census
1919 60,000 Municipal census*
1918 53,000 Municipal census*
1917 51,000 Municipal census*
1916 53,846 Municipal census
1915 59,339 Municipal census
1914 72,516 Municipal census
1913 67,243 Municipal census
1912 53,611 Municipal census
1911 24,900 Statistics Canada
1909 23,000 Municipal census*
1908 18,500 Municipal census
1906 14,088 Municipal census
1904 8,350 Municipal census
1903 6,995 Municipal census
1901 2,626 Statistics Canada

*Estimate

Annexation of Calder - 1917
Annexation of Strathcona - February 1, 1912 and
Annexation of North Edmonton - July 18, 1912

1878 - 1899

Year Population Source
1899 2,212 Municipal census
1897 2,212 Municipal census
1895 1,165 Municipal census
1892 700 Municipal census
1887 350 Municipal census*
1885 263 Municipal census
1878 148 Municipal census

*Estimate

The City of Edmonton provides this information in good faith but provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability arising from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading information resulting from improper use.

For More Information

City of Edmonton
Elections and Census Office

16304 - 114 Avenue
Edmonton, ABĀ 
T5M 3R8

Telephone 780-442-VOTE (8683)
Fax 780-498-7058
Email elections@edmonton.ca
Website (http://edmonton.ca/election)