Fort Saskatchewan Continues Growth, Census Count Tops 20,000
The last time a census reported a decrease in the Cityâ€™s population was in 1989, which showed a very slight drop in population from the previous census three years prior.
According to census data released this week by the City, Fort Saskatchewan for the first time topped the 20,000 resident mark, with 20,475 people now living in the City.
This increase over the 20,000 mark represents 9.77% growth since the last municipal census in 2010.
This year also marked the first in which the City enabled residents to complete the census online, something done by just under 40% of the population.
Mayor Gale Katchur enthusiastically announced the results on Tuesday:
â€śI am pleased weâ€™ve broken the milestone of more than 20,000 residents in our city,â€ť said Katchur, as she announced the new growth milestone.
â€śI think more people are realizing just what we knew all along; that Fort Saskatchewan has a warmth and friendliness along with a thriving, vibrant unique character that makes this city a great place to live,â€ť she exclaimed.
â€śI know that our planning department has been very busy this year with building permits as well so the future looks very bright for Fort Saskatchewan,â€ť Katchur continued.
A final report on the Cityâ€™s current population and demographics will be available on the Cityâ€™s website this fall. That report will include factors such as an age breakdown, number of households, and household sizes.