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Demographics & Population
Quick Facts
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  • Population: 18,496Residents in Chestermere
  • Population growth since 2010: 29.5%               
  • Average household size: 3.23
  • Gender Breakdown: 48.3% male, 48.1% female (3.6% preferred not to answer)
  • Age Breakdown:
    • 29.6% of residents are under the age of 20.
    • 26.9% of residents are between the ages of 20-40.
    • 29.4% of residents are between the ages of 40-60.
    • 10.4% of residents are over the age of 60.
    • 3.6% did not respond to this question.
  • Other than English, the top 5 languages spoken in Chestermere are (2015 results)
    • Punjabi (5.5% of residents)
    • Vietnamese (3.7% of residents)
    • French (3.3% of residents)
    • Other (5.7% of residents)                   
  • 74.7% of residents live in a single detached home
  • 88.2% of residents indicate that they own their home.
  • Employment Location
    • 8.8% of residents indicated they were employed in Chestermere
    • 53.6% indicated they were employed in another municipality in Alberta
    • 0.5% indicated their employment was outside the province
    • 20.2% indicated the question was not applicable
    • 14.4% did not respond.                
  • Registered businesses in 2013: 675
  • New dwellings since 2014 census: 393

View our census report  for more information.

Population Growth in our Community

Year

Population

% Change

1980 424  
1981 485 14.4%
1982 541 11.5%
1983 550 1.7%
1984* 550 0.0%
1985 565 2.7%
1986 578 2.3%
1987 609 5.4%
1988 609 0.0%
1989 667 9.5%
1990 782 17.2%
1991 861 10.1%
1992 1,043 21.1%
1993 1,268 21.6%
1994 1,300 2.5%
1995 1,603 23.3%
1996 1,911 19.2%
1997 2,100 9.9%
1998 2,348 11.8%
1999 2,552 8.7%
2000 3,365 31.9%
2001 3,742 11.2%
2002* 3,742 0.0%
2003 5,712 52.6%
2004 6,861 20.1%
2005 7,904 15.2%
2006 9,481 20.0%
2007 11,262 18.8%
2008 12,589 11.8%
2009** 13,760 9.3%
2010 14,285 3.82%
2011 14,682 2.79%
2012 15,352 4.56%
2013 15,762  2.67%
2014 17,203 9.14%
2015 18,496  7.52%

*Census information not available for these years (1984, 2002)
**The 2009 population figure includes 453 new-to-Chestermere residents living in the 2009 annexed area