GRANDE PRAIRIE STATISTICS
15 degrees Celsius (59F). Average winter temperature: minus 12 degrees Celsius (10F). Average rainfall: 295 millimeters (11'.8"). Average snowfall: 180 centimetres (5', 8 1/2")
THE MEDIAN AGE (2006)
of a Grande Prairie Resident is 29.6 (2006) Newborn to 4 years old numbered 3,630, 5 to 19 totalled 9,895, 20 to 24 years old was 5,420, and seniors aged 65 and up totalled 2,895.
THE MEDIAN AGE (2011)
Numbers indicate that Grande Prairie is the youngest city in Canada with a median age of 30.3. The national median is 40.6.
BREAKDOWN BY AGE:
|Age 00-09: 8,425
Age 10-19: 6,885
Age 20-29: 11,765
Age 30-39: 9,480
Age 40-49: 7,335
Age 50-59: 5,935
Age 60-69: 2,700
Age 70-79: 1,385
Age 80 plus: 985
Population of Grande Prairie is now 68,556 a 24% increase from 2011.
Grande Prairie is now the 5th largest city in Alberta from the 7th largest a few years ago.
It has passed St Albert and Medicine Hat for population. The Largest cities in Alberta are Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge then Grande Prairie. The majority of population in Grande Prairie (2015) is aged 44 or younger. 41.9% is between 20-44 and 24.48% is 19 and younger.
Agriculture, Forestry, Oil and Natural Gas. Wholesale and Retail Centre serving Northwest Alberta and Northeast British Columbia.
LABOR FORCE BY INDUSTRY:
(numbers rounded up 2001)
Business and Community Services: 41%
Retail and wholesale: 19%
Transportation and Utilities: 5%
Public Administration: 3%
Events of the Peace Country
GRANDE PRAIRIE STATISTICS
The City of Grande Prairie has grown quite rapidly in recent years. Grande Prairie's population in August of 2007 climbed over the 50,000 mark and a few years later in 2011 passed the 55,000 mark. In 2015 it is estimated to be over 60,000 but after a census was taken it was a surprise that the actual population was 68,556.
The trading area comprises of more than 250,000 people.
|Grande Prairie Population STATISTICS
|Population 2015: 68,556
Population 2011: 55,032
Population 2007: 50,227
Population 2006: 47,076
|Population 2005: 44,631
Population 2003: 40,226
Population 2002: 44,631
|Population 2001: 36,995
Population 1996: 31,140
Population 1991: 28,271
View from the 214 Building of the Downtown Area along 99 Avenue Grande Prairie. (left to right:) Canada Games Arena, Telus Building, then set in is Liquidation World, then far right is the Curling Rink.
VIEW of the City of Grande Prairie from Richmond Hill VIEW PHOTO
Aquatera Utilities is responsible for the Water, Sewer and Garbage/Recycle collection of properties in Grande Prairie. Located at 1101-104 Avenue Grande Prairie. 780-538-0340.
|Example of Aquatera Utility costs (Oct 2012)
This is a sample of a basic bill with no water/sewer usage totalling $43.88. The amount of water and sewer used will be added to this basic bill. There is also a charge to start the account.
Water Consumption $0
Water Fixed Rate $9.38
Municipal Water Franchise Fee $0.94
Sewer Fixed Rate $6.66
Municipal Sewer Franchise Fee $0.67
Garbage Collection $17.23
Recycle Program $9.00
Total Bill $43.88
Compare Two Energy Providers in the Grande Prairie Area
Direct Energy Regulated Services and ATCO Energy. You can enlarge to see the statements. Both are for the same house, Direct Energy Regulated for February 2016 and ATCO energy for March 2016. The energy rate is variable so each month will not be the same rate as well as the consumption will vary.
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In 2001 over 50% of families earned $60,000 and over. About 25% earned between $40,000 and $59,999. There were about 20% of families that earned between $20,000 and $39,999. Only 10% of families had income less than $19,999.
Most of the income was spent on food and shelter. Next was transportation, then household expenses that included furnishings.
The total amount of Housing Starts in 2005 was 1,231 compared to 724 in 2001.
Most people lived in their own home in 2001 with about 65% of the population. The rest rented.
2001 had 65% of residents in Grande Prairie living in Single-detached houses, while 22% lived in apartments. Abut 9% lived in Row and semi-detached houses. The rest lived in detached duplexes and movable dwellings.
The number of married people in Grande Prairie is 47% (2001) which is lower than the Provincial number of 52%.
BABY BOOMERS RETIRE:
Almost 8 per cent of Grande Prairie's workforce is nearing retirement aged 55 to 64. (released 2008) There is a national trend that shows there are fewer young people available to replace the retiring employees.
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