Calgary's Population Reaches Close to 1.2 Million
Calgary continued to grow at a record pace during the last year with its population reaching close to 1.2 million residents. Right now, there are 1,195,194 people living in the city. This is a rise of 3.33% and an increase of 38,508 residents when compared to last year's figures.
More people are moving into Calgary than out of it and this growth level is close to the level that was seen back in 2010. There were 28,017 more people moving into this city than moving away from it from April 2013 up until April 2014. As well, Calgary experienced a natural increase of 10,491 residents due to the number of births over the amount of deaths.
These numbers are coming from the Civic Census Report Book, which takes a look at the population growth in Calgary. The numbers reported represent the time span between April 2013 and April 2014. Data is collected through the use of computing devices that are mobile and this data helps the city with its future planning.
With the natural increase and the net migration into the city factored together, Calgary once again saw a record growth this year. Most of the growth occurred in new neighbourhoods versus existing neighbourhoods with Saddleridge leading the pack with a population growth of 2,373 new residents. The community that saw the largest negative growth was Roxboro where the population fell by 40% due to the flood that took place in June 2013.
With all of the new growth occurring in Calgary, the real estate industry is having a hard time keeping up with it. Homes are selling fast and furiously here in the city especially in the single-family home sector. For this reason, it's important to team up with a real estate agent that can help you secure the right residence in this fast-paced market.Posted by on