The City of Fort Saskatchewan continues to grow with the official 2016 census results at 24,569, an increase of 2.2% from the 2015 municipal census numbers.
Decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based to a large extent on statistics on population growth collected in the municipal census. As well, many of the grants received from the Province are awarded on a per capita basis and a census count ensures that maximum grants are received.
Reviewing the Census report below will give you the latest information on the growth and expansion of this great city.
View the 2016 Census Report
Previous Census Reports
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Census?
A census is an official count of the number of people living in a community at a given time.
Why Conduct a Census?
The City receives various grants from the provincial and federal governments and they can sometimes be based on a per capita (number of residents) basis. With current census data, the City receives the maximum amount of grant funding for programs and services.
The census data is also useful for the future planning of transportation, parks, schools and protective services like fire and police.
How Often is a Census Conducted?
The City of Fort Saskatchewan conducts a municipal census every year. Typically, a municipal census will not be conducted the year a federal census is taking place.