Census History

Most population figures are from the City of Edmonton Municipal Census. Those marked with GC are from the Government of Canada Census.

Year Population Year Population Year Population
2009 782,439 2008 752,412 2006 730,372GC
2005 712,391 2001 657,350GC 1999 648,284
1996 616,306GC 1993 626,999 1992 618,195
1991 614,665GC 1990 605,538 1989 583,872
1987 576,249 1986 571,506GC 1983 560,085
1982 551,314(e) 1981 521,205GC 1980 505,773
1979 491,359 1978 478,066 1977 471,474
1976 461,559GC 1975 451,635 1974 445,691
1973 442,365 1972 441,530 1971 436,264GC
1970 429,750 1969 422,418 1968 410,105
1967 393,593 1966 381,230GC 1965 371,265
1964 311,804(d) 1963 303,756 1962 294,967
1961 276,018GC(c) 1960 269,314 1959 260,733
1958 252,131 1957 238,353 1956 223,549GC
1955 209,353 1954 197,836 1953 183,411
1952 169,196 1951 158,012GC 1950 148,861
1949 137,469 1948 126,609 1947 118,541
1946 114,976 1945 111,745 1944 108,416
1943  105,536 1942 96,725 1941 93,924GC
1940  91,723 1939 90,419 1938 88,887
1937 87,034 1936 85,470 1935 82,634
1934 79,773 1933 79,231 1932 78,387
1931 79,059GC 1930 77,557 1929 74,298
1928 69,744 1927 67,083 1926 65,163
1925 65,378 1924 63,160 1923 60,000*
1922 60,000* 1921 58,821GC 1920 61,045
1919 60,000* 1918 53,000* 1917 51,000*(b)
1916 53,846 1915 59,339 1914 72,516
1913 67,243 1912 53,611(a) 1911 24,900GC
1909 23,000* 1908 18,500 1906 14,088
1904 8,350 1903 6,995 1901 2,626GC
1899 2,212 1897 2,212 1895 1,165
1892 700 1887 350* 1881 263
1878 148    

*Estimate

(a) Annexation of Strathcona - February 1, 1912
     Annexation of North Edmonton - July 18, 1912
(b) Annexation of Calder - 1917
(c) Annexation of Beverly - December 30, 1961
(d) Annexation of Jasper Place - August 17, 1964
(e) General Annexation - January 1, 1982

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