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Alberta Municipal Affairs Population List


From 1913 to 2019, Municipal Affairs produced the Municipal Affairs Population List that contained population counts for Alberta municipalities, Metis Settlements, and First Nations communities based on the most recent municipal or latest federal census. In 2020, The Municipal Affairs Population List has been discontinued and will be replaced by population estimates from Treasury Board and Finance.


February 19, 2021

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Alberta population by municipality, Metis Settlement and First Nations community

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Municipal Affairs

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The Municipal Affairs Population Lists reflect the populations of Alberta municipalities, Metis Settlements and First Nations communities. The annual population lists are used by some Government of Alberta ministries to determine municipal grants and support various programs and services. The information in the lists is based on municipal census results (Alberta municipalities may choose to conduct a census in any year) or federal census counts. Municipalities that choose to conduct a census are required to report the results to Municipal Affairs by September 1 of that year, and those results are reflected in the population lists. The population counts for Metis Settlements and First Nations communities are provided by Aboriginal Relations.

Although municipal census counts need to comply with legislative requirements, the information is subject to reporting errors beyond the control of the department. The Municipal Affairs Population List is not deemed to be an official population estimate for the Government of Alberta. The Alberta Official Statistic for population is the Annual Population Estimates maintained by Treasury Board and Finance, which lists totals for the province and does not include a breakdown by municipality.


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Alberta Municipal Affairs. Municipal Services Branch.

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17th Floor Commerce Place,

10155 - 102 Street,

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4

Phone: 780-427-2225