Medicine Hat experiences 3% growth
For Immediate Release
July 21, 2015
Medicine Hat – According to the 2015 City of Medicine Hat census, the unofficial population is 63,018, a 3% growth of 1,838 residents since 2012.
For the first time, residents were able to submit returns online which 40% did over a period of eleven weeks, rather than the usual three weeks. Also, this year the census counted every dwelling in the city.
"This is a fantastic accomplishment and a testament to the hard work of the census team and the participation of the community," said Angela Cruickshank, City Clerk. “The count equates to approximately $15.88 million dollars in grant funding for the community.”
The last municipal census in 2012 tallied 61,180 residents while counting 98 percent of dwellings.
The count is still subject to approval by the province. Detailed official population figures will be shared publicly early fall.
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