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Population History

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

Population History Graph

1950 - Present

Year Population Source Year Population Source
2014 877,926 CoE 1974 445,691 CoE
2012 817,498 CoE 1973 442,365 CoE
2011 812,201 GoC 1972 441,530 CoE
2009 782,439 COE 1971 436,264 GoC
2008 752,412 CoE 1970 429,750 CoE
2006 730,372 GoC 1969 422,418 CoE
2005 712,391 CoE 1968 410,105 CoE
2001 657,350 GoC 1967 393,593 CoE
1999 648,284 CoE 1966 381,230 GoC
1996 616,306 GoC 1965 371,265 CoE
1993 626,999 CoE 1964 311,804 CoE 2
1992 618,195 CoE 1963 303,756 CoE
1991 614,665 GoC 1962 294,967 CoE
1990 605,538 CoE 1961 276,018 GoC 3
1989 583,872 CoE 1960 269,314 CoE
1987 576,249 CoE 1959 260,733 CoE
1986 571,506 GoC 1958 252,131 CoE
1983 560,085 CoE 1957 238,353 CoE
1982 551,314 CoE 1 1956 223,549 GoC
1981 521,205 GoC 1955 209,353 CoE
1980 505,773 CoE 1954 197,836 CoE
1979 491,359 CoE 1953 183,411 CoE
1978 478,066 CoE 1952 169,196 CoE
1977 471,474 CoE 1951 158,012 GoC
1976 461,559 GoC 1950 148,861 CoE
1975 451,635 CoE

1878 - 1949

Year Population Source Year Population Source
1949 137,469 CoE 1923 60,000 CoE*
1948 126,609 CoE 1922 60,000 CoE*
1947 118,541 CoE 1921 58,821 GoC
1946 114,976 CoE 1920 61,045 CoE
1945 111,745 CoE 1919 60,000 CoE*
1944 108,416 CoE 1918 53,000 CoE*
1943 105,536 CoE 1917 51,000 CoE* 4
1942 96,725 CoE 1916 53,846 CoE
1941 93,924 GoC 1915 59,339 CoE
1940 91,723 CoE 1914 72,516 CoE
1939 90,419 CoE 1913 67,243 CoE
1938 88,887 CoE 1912 53,611 CoE 5
1937 87,034 CoE 1911 24,900 GoC
1936 85,470 CoE 1909 23,000 CoE*
1935 82,634 CoE 1908 18,500 CoE
1934 79,773 CoE 1906 14,088 CoE
1933 79,231 CoE 1904 8,350 CoE
1932 78,387 CoE 1903 6,995 CoE
1931 79,059 GoC 1901 2,626 GoC
1930 77,557 CoE 1899 2,212 CoE
1929 74,298 CoE 1897 2,212 CoE
1928 69,744 CoE 1895 1,165 CoE
1927 67,083 CoE 1892 700 CoE
1926 65,163 CoE 1887 350 CoE*
1925 65,378 CoE 1895 263 CoE
1924 63,160 CoE 1878 148 CoE

*Estimate

1 General Annexation - January 1, 1982
2 Annexation of Jasper Place - August 17, 1964
3 Annexation of Beverly - December 30, 1961
4 Annexation of Calder - 1917
5 Annexation of Strathcona - February 1, 1912 and
Annexation of North Edmonton - July 18, 1912

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.

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