Grande Prairie Population 2021:- Grande Prairie is a city in Alberta, Canada. Grande Prairie is surrounded by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1. Grande Prairie was the 7th-largest city in Alberta in 2016 with residents of 63,166. Grande Prairie was one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities between 2001 and 2006.
Grande Prairie is sometimes nicknamed the “Swan City”. The dinosaur has emerged as an unofficial symbol of Grande Prairie due to palaeontology discoveries in the areas north and west.
Grande Prairie Population
To know the actual Population of Grande Prairie 2020, We have to look at the residents of the past 20 years. They are as follows:
- 2001 – 36,983
- 2006 – 47,076
- 2011 – 55,032
- 2016 – 63,166
- Grande Prairie Population 2021:- 71,640 (Estimated)
By looking at the Population from 2001-2016. The Population of Grande Prairie 2021 according to the estimates is 71,640.
In the 2016 Census, Grande Prairie recorded a population of 63,166. Grande Prairie has a land area of 132.73 km2 (51.25 sq mi), Grande Prairie has a population density of 475.9/km2 (1,232.6/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2016 Census, 11.9% of people in Grande Prairie were visible minorities, while 12.6% were aboriginal and 75.5% were white. The largest visible minority groups were in Grande Prairie are Filipino (5.0%), Black (2.1%), South Asian (1.9%), and Chinese (0.8%).
As of the 2016 Census, 85.7% of people claimed English as their first language. Other common mother languages in Grande Prairie were Tagalog (2.9%), French (2.6%), German (1.1%), and Spanish (0.7%).
According to the 2011 census, 58.5% of people in Grande Prairie identified themselves as Christian, while 39.2% indicated they had no religious affiliation. The largest denomination was Catholic (23.1%), followed by Other Christian (14.8%), United Church (6.0%), Anglican (5.3%), Pentecostal (3.4%), Lutheran (2.7%) and Baptist (2.1%). The largest minority religion in Grande Prairie was Islam, making up 0.9% of the residents.
Grande Prairie has a diversified economy. Major industries include oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, and food services.
A variety of crops such as barley, wheat, canola, and oats are grown in Grande Prairie. Livestock such as cattle and buffalo are also raised in the area.
It was in the late 1970s that the Elmworth gas field was discovered and developed, causing the city to grow rapidly until the oil boom ended in 1981.
Forestry is a major part of Grande Prairie’s economy. International Paper kraft pulp mill, opened in 1972 by Procter & Gamble, is one of Grande Prairie’s largest employers.