Edmonton's Population is Growing
July 13, 2012
The city’s official population as of April 1, 2012 is 817,498, according to the 2012 municipal census.
Edmonton’s annual growth has averaged 12,000 since the last municipal census in 2009. The 2012 census indicates that Edmonton continues to grow, with the largest proportion of Edmonton’s residents between the ages of 25 and 34.
“The growth in population indicates that Edmonton is a city of opportunity,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “It is gratifying and exciting to know that so many young people are calling Edmonton their home. This reinforces the appeal of Edmonton, and the value of what our City has to offer; opportunity, culture and quality of life.”
During April, more than 1,400 census workers visited every household in Edmonton to collect this year’s census information. “The information gathered in the 2012 census provides valuable information to help with city planning,” says Laura Kennedy, Director of Elections and Corporate Records. “For example, this is the first year census takers asked Edmontonians how they commuted to work.” Nearly 14% of Edmontonians use public transit and another 4% walk or bike to work.
As the population continues to rise, more homes are being built along with increased occupancy. The census also showed that the number of unoccupied housing units in Edmonton is decreasing. Ward 9 has the highest population in the City with 80,664 residents. Census reports for each neighbourhood in Edmonton are now available.
The next census will be held April 1, 2014.
For more information:
Office of the City Clerk
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