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Population Profile

One of Lethbridge’s greatest assets is its diverse and dynamic population. Our population continues to grow at a steady rate and as of 2016 sits at 96,828. More than a quarter of the adult population is under the age of 34, Lethbridge brims with a youthful energy.

Over the past five years, our population has grown by an average of almost two per cent per year. That’s nearly 150 new arrivals each month!

Lethbridge also continues to demonstrate a stable, balanced labour market.

Lethbridge employers have access to a young, well-educated pool of potential employees from the more than 3,200 students who graduate from our city’s two post-secondary institutions. For students, that also means a chance to stay in Lethbridge to pursue a diverse range of employment opportunities.

CA data for the city indicate that Lethbridge had the lowest unemployment rate in the province in 2016 at 5.9% (up from 4.0% in 2015).

Lethbridge Municipal Census Population Data by Region

YearNorth%South%West%Total%
201225,4320.5%30,7951.0%32,8472.4%89,0741.4%
201325,7741.3%30,655-0.5%33,9883.5%90,4171.5%
201426,4512.6%31,1761.7%35,3774.1%93,0042.9%
201526,7511.1%31,3370.5%36,7163.8%94,8041.9%
201627,1791.6%31,7201.2%37,9293.3%96,8282.1%

Sources

City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Report 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Lethbridge Population Data by Municipal Census Year

YearTotalGrowth%
201289,0741,1921.4%
201390,4171,3431.5%
201493,0042,5872.9%
201594,8041,8001.9%
201696,8282,0242.1%

Sources

City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Report 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Did You Know?

The Heart of Our City Housing Incentive Program offers up to $30,000 per new housing unit built in the Downtown.