Regina is capital city of Saskatchewan province. It is also the second largest city in Saskatchewan. Regina ranks Canada’s 18th most populated city with an estimated population of over 214,000 people. It is located in south of Canada with urban area size of 179.97 km2.
Based on our research, Regina population will reach 327,293 by end of 2020.The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.79% over last nine 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 Regina
Looking back last nine years of Regina’s population, the growth rate is quite strong and consistent ranging from 2.09% to 2.35%, adding around 4,290 to 4,510 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Regina to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. On the other hand, warmer weather attracts older people living here as well. The population has creased by 22,552 people or 11.7% between census year of 2011 and 2016. The growth is well above the national average.
Demographics of Regina
According to Canada census, Regina is an extremely diverse city, with a huge number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. Major ethnic origin is: South Asian (5.8%), Chinese (2.6%), Black (3%), Filipino (4%), Latin American (0.6%), Arab (0.7%), Southeast Asian (1.3%), West Asian (0.3%), Korean (0.3%), Japanese (0.1%).
On religious side, 27.1% of Regina’s population does not affiliate with any religion. For those who do, the religious make up is Christian (67.9%), Muslim (1.9%), Hindu (0.8%), Sikh (0.5%), Aboriginal Spirituality (0.5%) and Jewish (0.2%)..
In terms of languages, most residents in Regina speak English (98.1%), and a small number speak French (1.3%). 12.3% of the population’s mother tongue was something other than English or French; German (1.4%), Tagalog (1.3%), Chinese (1.0%), Ukrainian (0.8%), Urdu (0.6%), Punjabi (0.5%), Spanish (0.5%) and Vietnamese (0.5%).
From education and job prospective, for the working age group of 25 and 64, 61.6% of people have a post-secondary schooling degree, 27.6% have a high school diploma (or equivalent to) and 10.8% have elementary. The unemployment in Regina rate is 5.0%, which is lower than the national average. The median after tax income was $59,727, which is a bit higher than the national average at $54,089.
Population Density of Regina
Regina’s population density is 1,195 people per kilo square meter, which is quite normal for a large city in Canada.
Facts About Regina
- The city was joined in 1903 and became the capital of Saskatchewan in and around 1905.
- Regina is the nearest city to the centre of North America.
- The hottest temperature ever recorded in Regina was 43.3 ° C on 5 July 1937. Regina usually lasts 201 days a year when the minimum temperature is at or below 0 ° C.
- Each Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer in Canada has undergone police training at the Regina Depot Division.
- The Wascana Center, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, was the same person who designed the original World Trade Center in New York City.
- The most beautiful theatre was the Capitol, and was referred to as “one of the finest theatres in the Canadian West”.
- The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, one of the largest cooperative grain-handling organisations in the world, is headquartered in Regina.
- Regina is located at an elevation of 577 metres above sea level. It’s mostly flat with a maximum elevation change of just 43 feet within 3.2 km of Regina.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- City of Regina: https://www.Regina.ca
- Statistics Canada: https://www12.statcan.gc.ca
- Government of Saskatchewan: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/