Blackfalds Releases 2017 Municipal Census Results
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 https://www.blackfalds.com/public/download/documents/42535.