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Population History

Edmonton's population has grown from 148 people in 1878 to 817,498 in 2012.        

1950 - Present

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