Edmonton is the second most populated city in the province of Alberta. It is the capital city of Alberta. It is also Canada’s fifth most populated city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary with an estimated population of over 1.062 million people. Edmonton, located in the middle of the province, across the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, 560 km from the U.S.-Canada border, it serves as a gateway to the north.
Based on our research, Edmonton population will reach 1,195,253 (around 1.2 million) by end of 2021.The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 2.49% over last 10 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate. The estimation will adjust once Statistic Canada publishes census data.
Population Growth of Edmonton
Looking back last 10 years of Edmonton’s population, the growth rate is very consistent and strong ranging from 2.31% to 2.72%, adding around 24,570 to 26,496 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Edmonton to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. On the other hand, Edmonton is a popular city for immigrant which helps the population growth as well. Between census year of 2011 and 2016, Edmonton population had increased by 127,282 people or 13.6% which is one of the best population growth rate in Canada.
Demographics of Edmonton
According to Canada census, Edmonton is a very culture diverse city, with a huge number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. In 2016, the six most commonly ethnic origins overall were Canadian (17.4%);East and Southeast Asian (15.9%) (7.4% Chinese, 6.2% Filipino, and 1.5% Vietnamese);South Asian (9.5%) (7.4% Indian));Aboriginal (6.4% (4% First Nations and 2.7% Métis);African (6.1%);Latin, Central and South American (2.3%).
The religious makeup of Edmonton is: Christian (59.1%),Sikh(1.8%),Buddhist (1.5%),Muslim (4.1%), Jewish (0.3%),Hindu (1.4%), Aboriginal spirituality (0.2%), Other religions (0.5%),Irreligious (31.1%). As you can see Christian is a dominate religion in Edmonton.
From age prospective, according to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census there were 932,546 people in the city’s urban areas, of whom 50.1% (466,655) were women and 49.9% (465,890) were men. The average age of the population is 37 years, with an average of 2.5 people per household.
Population Density of Edmonton
Edmonton’s population density is 1,360 people per kilo square meter.
Facts About Edmonton
- Edmonton’s most diverse ethnic groups are of European origin, including British, Scottish, German, Irish, Ukrainian, Polish, and French. For the total population, 64.7% were white, 5.3% were indigenous and 30% were ethnic minorities, of which 67,970 were ethnic Chinese, accounting for 7.3% of the total population.
- Edmonton is one of Canada’s sunniest cities, with a traditional northern continental climate, but with cooler winters than Winnipeg and Regina in the south.
- 4 million people visit Edmonton every year. It’s the most popular destination in Alberta, CA.
- The West Edmonton Mall welcomes more than 30 million visitors each year. Making it Alberta’s number 1 tourist attraction.
- Jasper National Park is the largest of its kind (10,878 square kilometres) in the Canadian Rockies.
- Edmonton is a gateway to the magic of the Aurora Borealis in the spectacular North.
- The Alberta Art Gallery was founded in 1924 and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It holds a collection of more than 6,000 items.
- Edmonton has more than 30 annual events all year round. The Music, Fringe and Street Performers Festival are globally renowned.
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