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Welcome to Calgary – Population 1 Million People

  • April 22, 2013
  • By Cody Battershill

Welcome to Calgary – Population 1 Million People

Population Growth Calgary April 2005 - 2006 Record Setting Year

Calgaryism Fact #31

Calgary grew by a record 35,681 people between April 2005 and April 2006, 25,794 of them coming from somewhere else. That means 71 people were moving here every day!

Ever since then, Calgary’s population has continued to increase by the tens of thousands every year! See for yourself why our city is such an awesome place to live and check out these 7 Reasons to Love Living in Calgary.

Calgary Economic Region Population Growth

  • 2005 – 1,142,000 people – 2.1 percent growth rate
  • 2006 – 1,188,000 people – 4.0 percent growth rate
  • 2007 – 1,230,000 people – 3.5 percent growth rate
  • 2008 – 1,252,000 people – 1.8 percent growth rate
  • 2009 – 1,296,000 people – 3.6 percent growth rate
  • 2010 – 1,320,500 people – 2.2 percent growth rate
  • 2011 – 1,365,200 people – 2.0 percent growth rate
  • 2012 – 1,385,800 people – 1.5 percent growth rate
  • 2013 – 1,403,500 people – 1.3 percent forecasted growth rate

*Sourced from City of Calgary, Statistics Canada

Calgary continues to attract thousands from all over Canada. Our city is one of our nation’s leaders for interprovincial migration, attracting thousands annually in search of a better way of life.

A consistently strong economy, high average incomes, low taxes and reasonably affordable housing in comparison to other major urban centres in Canada are only a few of the reasons why many are moving to Calgary.

I love Calgary YYC 5Future Population Growth

According to the Calgary & Region Economic Outlook for 2011-2021 (Volume 2), our cities population growth rate is expected to slow down to around 1.1 to 1.3 percent over the next 8 years.

But has this report taken into account all of the international attention our city has been receiving as of late? I guess we will have to wait and see if the recent acclaim will have an effect on our population growth rate.

Until then, be sure to check out these Canadian Economic Articles for more great facts on Calgary, Alberta and Canada as a whole!

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