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Blackfalds Releases 2017 Municipal Census Results

posted on Aug 9 2017

The Town of Blackfalds has continued its trend of above average growth and is one of Canada’s fastest growing municipalities for the ninth year in a row.

The results of the 2017 Municipal Census were presented to and approved by Council at the Regular Council Meeting on August 8, 2017. The Town conducted the Municipal Census May 1 to June 30, 2017, utilizing both an online system and door to door enumerators.

The official population of Blackfalds is now 9,916, a 4.27% increase compared to an 1.51% estimated growth for the Province in the same timeframe and 4% less than last year’s census. While this indicates a minor slowdown in growth, it will help Council and Administration with planning for infrastructure and programs. The current residential dwelling count is 4,349 units – up 254 units from 2016.

The purpose of the census is to attain relevant information about the community which helps assist 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 2017 Municipal Census Interim Report can be viewed online at