Calgary Census 2018

Calgary population growing steadily.

With a response rate of nearly 99%, the Calgary Census is an accurate snapshot of the city’s residents and housing. The overall impression? Calgary is growing. All indicators show a more thriving city than last year’s numbers. 

A quick summary:

  • Calgary’s population grew from 1,246,337 in April 2017 to 1,267,344 in April 2018. 
  • Beltline leads the way in growth with a population increase of 1,668 residents. 
  • Housing stock continues to increase with an addition of 8,999 dwelling units, bringing the total number of dwelling units in the city to 515,391 
  • The number of vacant dwelling units in Calgary is now 19,408, a decrease of 4,145 from the 23,553 vacancies in 2017. 
  • The number of dwellings under construction is 8,228 up 1,691 from 6,537 in 2017. 

A curious mind can find all sorts of detailed information, such as the dwelling types we like, the average number of occupants in each home in every community, how many non-homeowners are living in your neighbourhood or how many vacant homes there are. 

View the 2018 Calgary Census Report 

August 13th, 2018
Updated: August 14th, 2018

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