Blackfalds Releases 2016 Municipal Census Report
At the July 12, 2016 Regular Council Meeting, the results of the 2016 Municipal Census were presented to and approved by Council, followed by the release of the full census report on July 26. The Town of Blackfalds conducted the Municipal Census April 1 to May 15, 2016, utilizing both an online system and door to door enumerators.
The official 2016 municipal population of Blackfalds is now 9,510 - an 8.15% increase in population over last year’s census representing the second highest ratio of year-over-year growth in the province. The current residential dwelling count is 4,095 units – up 5% from 3,917 in 2015.
The purpose of the census is to attain relevant information about the community, which assists with:
- economic development initiatives
- educational requirements
- planning and development of both immediate and long term trends
- municipal infrastructure requirements
- government grants and other population-based initiatives
The detailed 2016 Municipal Census Report can be viewed at http://www.blackfalds.com/government/reports-publications.