BLACKFALDS – A recent municipal census reveals that Blackfalds’ population is now 11,015.
The 11,015 is an increase of 890 from the 10,125 count in 2018, which translates into an 8.8 per cent increase over the last three years: an average of 2.93 per cent annually.
“Council is very appreciative to our town staff for the hard work they put into gathering the numbers, and to our citizens whose participation was 99 per cent,” said Mayor Richard Poole. “It is exciting that our population continues to grow at a rate far above the Provincial average. This growth proves that Blackfalds is a community of choice, for those who work, play, and grow their lives here.”
Director of Community Services Justin de Bresser said this year’s census was under budget thanks to the modified short online question form and reduced software.
“The town completed the Census for $10,405 which is well under the initial budget of $30,000. Administration is extremely thankful for the enumerators and staff effort in achieving this result,” he added.
Town departments such as economic development, planning and development, and corporate services will use the information collected from the 2021 Census to create evaluations regarding Blackfalds’ economic well-being. The data will also be used to plan for housing, business infrastructure, daycare centres, schools, and healthcare networks.
To find out details about the census, including our current demographic, please blackfalds.com/census