Monday, July 21, 2014

Census shows record growth for Calgary

Calgary’s population has reached 1,195,194; an increase of 3.33% or 38,508 residents from last year, resulting in record growth for the city.

"Accurate census information is essential in decision making and planning for The City’s future needs," said Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

2014 by the numbers:

Community Growth

Saddleridge leads the way in community growth, with a population increase of 2,373.  Seven other Calgary neighbourhoods saw notable migration increases including: Auburn Bay (2,242), Cranston (1,858), Skyview Ranch (1,759), Evanston (1,704), Panorama Hills (1,384), Aspen Woods (1,095) and Beltline (1,091).


While housing starts are up, Calgary's vacancy rate continues to decline. Overall vacancy rate in the city is 2.01%, down from 2.59% in 2013.

For the second year in a row census takers used tablets to collect census information, saving nearly 50,000 sheets of paper.

For complete 2014 Civic Census results, please visit


  1. wasn't last years' census total 1149552? That would mean the population is up by 45642 people or 3.81%

    1. There was an error in the automation process last year which understated the preschool aged kids by about 7000. The City of Calgary released a revised 2013 Civic Census Results document on July 22, 2014.

  2. Have we got permission to annexe Airdrie yet? The development behind Spyhill landfill is huge and Symons Valley Ranch, which used to be out of town is South of Sage Hill. The pressure for city resources is huge, and I think we should look at increasing taxes to help meet the demand. Better planning by developers to incorporate small offices, grid style planning and proper community centres with adequate well placed green spaces will encourage businesses to locate out to some of these awful new suburbs, which look like just a bunch of grey row houses on windy streets. There is no character to these neighbourhoods, and it is sad to see how the influx of new people make the development of these neighbourhoods suburban wastelands. And it makes transit and commuting horrible as people have to come from so far away just to get to work, or do an afterschool activity. Sorry, don't know what the answer is but if Europeans can do it, we can too. Does the city ever consider its capacity in regards to the watershed? We haven't had a drought in quite awhile, have we ever thought of limiting the number of people that can join our city? Or is the sky the limit