The City of Grande Prairie conducts a municipal census every 2 years in the spring. This information is used to assist departments in planning for the needs of Grande Prairie residents who call this place home. Decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based to a large extent on statistics population growth collected in the municipal census. As well, many of the grants received from the Province are awarded on a per capita basis. A census count ensures that maximum grant funds are received.

Your responses to the census are used in a variety of ways, such as to:

  • Collect grant dollars for programs and services in the City of Grande Prairie
  • Attract new business opportunities
  • Provide a snapshot of the diverse community that Grande Prairie supports

Provincial & Federal Data:

Alberta Finance also publishes weekly economic reviews which contain economic commentary and statistics on the:

  • Overall economy
  • Labour market
  • Price indices
  • Household sector and business sector in Alberta
  • Economic indicators for that week

Statistics Canada created a Grande Prairie community profile based on the 2011 Federal Census results. 2016 Federal Census information is being released in batches as shown on this page.

Census Population

Population of Grande Prairie

The City of Grande Prairie has seen tremendous growth over the past ten years as our economy has prospered from the wealth of natural resources in the region.

Historical - POPULATION SINCE 1918

Municipal Census Population Analysis Report for 2018