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Population in 2011: 55,032
Population in 2006: 47,107
Population in 2001: 36,983

2006 to 2011 population change
Here:

16.8%
Province:

10.8%
2001 to 2006 population change
Here:

27.4%
Alberta:

10.6%

Total private houses: 22,979
Private houses occupied by usual residents: 21,180
Land area (km2): 72.80

Population density per square kilometre
Here:

755.9
Nearby towns and cities:

368.0


Grande Prairie population and houses statistics

Other nearby cities

Earning and income in 2005

Composition of total income in this city

Median earnings in 2005
This city:

33,619 CAD
Alberta:

29,738 CAD
Median income in 2005
This city:

32,448 CAD
Province:

28,896 CAD
Percent of persons in low income before tax
Here:

8.7%
Alberta:

12.2%
Earnings and income details for this city

Newspapers located in Grande Prairie

  • Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune

Radio stations located in Grande Prairie

  • CFGP-FM (97.7 MHz)
  • CIKT-FM (98.9 MHz)
  • CFRI-FM (104.7 MHz)
  • CJXX-FM (93.1 MHz)
  • CJGY-FM (96.3 MHz)

IUCN protected areas in Grande Prairie

  • Saskatoon Island Provincial Park
  • Two Lakes Provincial Park
  • Young's Point Provincial Park
  • O'Brien Provincial Park
  • Williamson Provincial Park

Famous people related to this city

Birthplace of:
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Musical Artist)
  • Clint Malarchuk (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Cheryl Bernard (Curler)
  • Royce Vavrek
  • Andrew Scott (Musical Artist)
  • Chris Warkentin (Politician)
  • Nikola Girke (Sportsman)
  • Kurt Balderston (Curler)
  • Bob Willson
  • Brian Ridgeway (Football)
  • Tiffany Steuber (Curler)
  • William Paul Young (Writer)
  • Chris le Bihan (Sportsman)
  • Galen Head (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Marvin Moore (Politician)
  • John Wendele Shields (Politician)
  • Mike Allen (Politician)
  • Dominic Imhof (Football)
  • Mike Shaver
  • Kristie Moore (Curler)
Death place of:
  • Ken Sweigard (Politician)

Occupation and industry

Labour force activity in Grande Prairie

Participation rate
This city:

80.8%
Alberta:

74.0%
Employment rate
Here:

77.9%
Alberta:

70.9%
Unemployment rate
Here:

3.6%
Alberta:

4.3%

Occupation

Industry

Place of work status

Mode of transportation to work

Labour, occupation and industry details for this city

Education

Education attainment in this city

Major field of study

Education in Grande Prairie

Sports teams located in Grande Prairie

  • Grande Prairie Jr. Athletics (Hockey)
  • Grande Prairie Wheelers (Hockey)

Airports located in this city

  • Grande Prairie Airport (IATA: YQU, ICAO: CYQU)

Federal Corporations In Grande Prairie

  • HINSON ELECTRIC INC. (8609-100st, Directors: Lee James Hinson)
  • DATA ARCHITECTS INC. (6906 94TH STREET, Directors: CARLA JOYALL, ERIC JOYALL)
  • AEP ACCURATE ENVIRO PROTECTION CANADA INC. (Suite 1012- #3 - 9899-112 Avenue, Directors: Conrad Gerk)
  • HERMITWORKS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (9515-102ST, Directors: CAMERON LESLIE FRANK TOFER, MARCIA ANN TOFER)
  • ARMADACO INC. (#108, 9824 - 97 AVENUE, Directors: JASON FIMRITE)
  • RANCOMVENTURES Limited (9321 76 AVENUE, SUITE 306, Directors: RANDY A. GBADEBO)
  • Blue Fins Swim Association (87 PINNACLE WAY, Directors: CARLA NORRIE, NICK TEMPLEMAN, WARREN NORRIE)
  • Scott MacKinnon Drilling & Exploration Co. Ltd. (14702 - 97 Street, Unit 113, Directors: SCOTT MACKINNON)
  • 7349661 CANADA INC. (8845 - 114 Avenue, Directors: MIAN FARAZ AHMAD)
  • REGIONAL COMMUNITY AIRPORTS COALITION OF CANADA CORPORATION (10610 AIRPORT DRIVE, SUITE 220, Directors: BRIAN GRANT, BUTCHART SCOTT, CURTIS ROSS, IAN DARLING, JOHNSON BOB, REED RICK, TRIPP TODD)
  • NORTH AMERICAN TUBULARS LTD. (108, 9824 - 97 AVENUE, Directors: DEAN SWANBERG, SANDY BEECH, TODD ZINIUK)
  • Canadian Down Syndrome Swimming Association (6306 87A STREET, Directors: COLIN COOPER, HAIRUO QING, JODY NORMINTON, WAYNE ROZNOWSKY)
  • ExpeDek Transport Inc. (14702 - 97 Street, Unit 113, Directors: SCOTT MACKINNON)
  • 7343418 CANADA LIMITED (10702 - 83rd Avenue, Directors: BLAIR DAVID POYNTZ, JULIA ALEXIS POYNTZ)
  • SKIDCAR SYSTEM CANADA INC. (#600, 9835 101 AVENUE, Directors: JOANN M WEISS)

Age characteristics

Median age of the population
Here:

30.3
Alberta:

36.5
Percent of the population aged 15 and over
Here:

78.8%
Alberta:

81.2%

Age Characteristics

Age characteristics of Grande Prairie

Airlines in this city

  • Swanberg Air

Families and households characteristics

Families Types in Grande Prairie

Households types in Grande Prairie

Average family income in Grande Prairie in 2005

Grande Prairie families and households characteristics

Companies located in Grande Prairie

  • World Professional Chuckwagon Association

Universities in Grande Prairie

  • Grande Prairie Regional College

Language

Knowledge of official languages in Grande Prairie

First official language spoken in this city

Mother tongue

Language most often used at home

Other languages used at home

Language most often used at work

Language details for this city

Citizenship and immigration

Total visible minority population
Total: 2,305
This city:

4.9%
Province:

13.9%
Male: 1,145
This city:

4.8%
Province:

13.7%
Female: 1,155
This city:

5.1%
Alberta:

14.2%
Aboriginal identity population
Total: 4,365
This city:

9.3%
Province:

5.8%
Male: 2,135
Here:

8.9%
Alberta:

5.6%
Female: 2,230
This city:

9.8%
Province:

5.9%

Grande Prairie Minority Population Characteristics

This city citizenship and immigration Details

Marital Status

Married or living with a common-law partner
Total: 25,235
Here:

58.2%
Province:

59.3%
Male: 12,660
Here:

57.0%
Alberta:

59.7%
Female: 12,575
This city:

59.5%
Province:

59.0%
Not married and not living with a common-law partner
Total: 18,130
Here:

41.8%
Alberta:

40.7%
Male: 9,550
This city:

43.0%
Alberta:

40.3%
Female: 8,580
This city:

40.6%
Province:

41.0%

This city - Married

This city - Not married

This city marital status details

Mobility status in 2006

Grande Prairie - Place of residence in 2005

Grande Prairie - Place of residence in 2001

This city mobility details

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Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-591-XWE. Ottawa. Released March 13 2007 and Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. This data is an unofficial version of the materials, made without affiliation or endorsement of Statistics Canada.
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