Saskatoon is the largest of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon is Canada’s 15th most populated city with an estimated population of over 245,000 people. Saskatoon is also the largest city in Saskatchewan province. Saskatoon is a major economic centre of Saskatchewan. The city’s urban area size is 125.50 km2.
Based on our research, Saskatoon population will reach 269,857 by end of 2021.The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 2.04% 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 Saskatoon
Looking back last 10 years of Saskatoon’s population, the growth rate is quite strong and consistent ranging from 1.90% to 2.24%, adding around 4,652 to 4,980 people each year to the overall population. Lot of workers was moving to Saskatoon to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. On the other hand, some people might prefer city with smaller population. The population has creased by 24,635 people or 11.2% between census year of 2011 and 2016. The growth is well above the national average.
Demographics of Saskatoon
According to Canada census, Saskatoon is an extremely diverse city, with a huge number of ethnic and cultural groups living there. Major ethnic origin is: South Asian (5.5%), Chinese (3.2%), Black (2.2%), Filipino (4.5%), Latin American (0.8%), Arab (1%), Southeast Asian (0.9%), West Asian (0.5%), Korean (0.2%) and Japanese (0.2%).
On religious side, around 78.5% of Saskatoon’s residents claimed to be Christian, mostly Protestant (40.1%) and Roman Catholic (32.5%). 19.6% of the city population do not profess a religious faith at all Other minority faiths include Sikhism, Buddhism (0.7%), Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam (0.6%).
From age prospective, 18% of the population are under the age of 15, while those over 65 makes up 13% of the population. The median age of Saskatoon residents is 35.5 years of age, four years younger than national average. There are 50 people (in 2011) over the age of 100.
Population Density of Saskatoon
Saskatoon’s population density is 1,080 people per kilo square meter, which is quite normal for a large city in Canada.
Facts About Saskatoon
- Saskatoon has a number of nicknames – The Paris of the Prairies because of the bridges, POW – referring to potash, oil and wheat, after the natural resources the city and area is famous for and The Hub City – because Saskatoon has been the hub of Saskatchewan.
- Saskatoon has one of the largest number of restaurants per capita in Canada – and great ones with many of them embracing the farm to fork philosophy.
- The world’s largest potash creator known as PotashCorp is headquartered in Saskatoon. Approximately 66 percent of the world ‘s recoverable potash stores are located here.
- Saskatoon is home to two colleges – the University of Saskatchewan and the First Nations University of Canada.
- The city of Saskatoon is also known as the “city of bridges,” it sits on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River and has large, tree-lined streets surrounded by vast parks and green spaces.
- The biggest snowball fight in the world took place in Saskatoon..
- Saskatoon is one the sunniest cities in Canada.
- While the production of mustard did not begin in Saskatchewan until the 1950s, it had risen to account for about 75 per cent of output in Canada, which in 2010 was just over 150,000 tonnes, the world’s highest output.
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