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Population in 2011: 179,839
Population in 2006: 162,276
Population in 2001: 147,739

2006 to 2011 population change
This city:

10.8%
British Columbia:

7.0%
2001 to 2006 population change
Here:

9.8%
Province:

5.3%

Total private houses: 83,836
Private houses occupied by usual residents: 74,942
Land area (km2): 2904.86

Population density per square kilometre
This city:

61.9
Nearby towns and cities:

85.0


Kelowna population and houses statistics

Other nearby cities

  • Vernon (pop. 58,584, 39.8 km )

Theatres located in Kelowna

  • Mary Irwin Theatre

Marital Status

Married or living with a common-law partner
Total: 91,410
This city:

59.6%
Province:

57.9%
Male: 45,680
This city:

62.0%
Province:

59.4%
Female: 45,725
This city:

57.3%
British Columbia:

56.4%
Not married and not living with a common-law partner
Total: 62,085
This city:

40.4%
British Columbia:

42.1%
Male: 28,005
This city:

38.0%
British Columbia:

40.6%
Female: 34,080
This city:

42.7%
British Columbia:

43.6%

Kelowna - Married

Kelowna - Not married

This city marital status details

Ski areas located in this city

  • Big White Ski Resort
  • Red Mountain Resort

Families and households characteristics

Families Types in this city

Households types in Kelowna

Average family income in Kelowna in 2005

This city families and households characteristics

Language

Knowledge of official languages in this city

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 Kelowna

Mobility status in 2006

This city - Place of residence in 2005

Kelowna - Place of residence in 2001

Kelowna mobility details

Sports teams located in this city

  • Tacoma Rockets (Hockey)
  • Chase Chiefs (Hockey)
  • Kelowna Falcons (Baseball)
  • Kelowna Wings (Hockey)
  • Kelowna Heat (Baseball)

Airlines in Kelowna

  • Flair Airlines (IATA: F8, ICAO: FLE)
  • Kelowna Flightcraft Air Charter (IATA: KW, ICAO: KFA)

Stadiums located in this city

  • Prospera Place
  • Apple Bowl
  • Elks Stadium

Bridges in this city

  • William R. Bennett Bridge
  • Okanagan Lake Bridge

This city schools

Museums in Kelowna

  • Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Wineries in Kelowna

  • Mission Hill Winery
  • Quails' Gate Winery
  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Buildings located in this city

  • Rotary Centre for the Arts
  • Kelowna Community Theatre

TV stations in Kelowna

  • CHBC-DT (Digital: 27 UHF)

Earning and income in 2005

Composition of total income in this city

Median earnings in 2005
Here:

23,692 CAD
Province:

25,722 CAD
Median income in 2005
This city:

25,039 CAD
Province:

24,867 CAD
Percent of persons in low income before tax
Here:

13.3%
British Columbia:

17.3%
Earnings and income details for this city

Education

Education attainment in this city

Major field of study

Education in Kelowna

Newspapers in this city

  • Daily Courier

Occupation and industry

Labour force activity in Kelowna

Participation rate
Here:

64.0%
British Columbia:

65.6%
Employment rate
Here:

60.7%
Province:

61.6%
Unemployment rate
This city:

5.1%
Province:

6.0%

Occupation

Industry

Place of work status

Mode of transportation to work

Labour, occupation and industry details for Kelowna

Notable people related to Kelowna

Birthplace of:
  • Taylor Kitsch
  • Lee Tockar
  • Kelsey Ramsden
  • Josh Gorges (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Datsik (Musical Artist)
  • Jonathan Filewich (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Janyse Jaud
  • Justin Bourne (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Dave Barr (Golfer)
  • Danny Watkins (NFL Player)
  • Justin Schultz (Ice Hockey Player)
  • William Richards Bennett (Politician)
  • Scotty Mac (Wrestler)
  • Steve Bozek (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Jeff Zimmerman (MLB Player)
  • Chad Brownlee (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Jeanna Schraeder (Curler)
  • Dustin Sylvester (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Brian M. Jean (Politician)
  • Jeff Chiba Stearns (Writer)
Death place of:
  • William Andrew Cecil Bennett (Politician)
  • Erik Nielsen (Politician)
  • Juha Widing (Ice Hockey Player)
  • David Steuart (Politician)
  • Ron Stewart (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Phil Hergesheimer (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Frank Snowsell (Politician)
  • Don Ashby (Ice Hockey Player)
  • Bert Raymond Leboe (Politician)
  • George Whittaker (Politician)
  • Philip Rodger Beattie
  • Patrick Clark

Companies in Kelowna

  • Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
  • FortisBC
  • Koingo Software
  • Continental Newspapers Canada Ltd.
  • Disney Canada Inc.
  • Hyper Hippo Games

Albums recorded in this city

  • Great White Whale
  • Disrupt Degrade & Devastate

Age characteristics

Median age of the population
This city:

44.2
British Columbia:

41.9
Percent of the population aged 15 and over
Here:

85.4%
Province:

84.6%

Age Characteristics

Age characteristics of Kelowna

Citizenship and immigration

Total visible minority population
Total: 8,320
This city:

5.2%
Province:

24.8%
Male: 4,015
This city:

5.1%
Province:

24.2%
Female: 4,310
Here:

5.2%
British Columbia:

25.3%
Aboriginal identity population
Total: 6,120
Here:

3.8%
British Columbia:

4.8%
Male: 2,930
This city:

3.7%
British Columbia:

4.7%
Female: 3,185
Here:

3.9%
British Columbia:

4.9%

Kelowna Minority Population Characteristics

This city citizenship and immigration Details

Radio stations located in this city

  • CBTK-FM (88.9 MHz)
  • CKQQ-FM (103.1 MHz)
  • CKFR (1150 kHz)
  • CILK-FM (101.5 MHz)
  • CHSU-FM (99.9 MHz)
  • CJUI-FM (103.9 MHz)
  • CKKO-FM (96.3 MHz)
  • CKLZ-FM (104.7 MHz)

IUCN protected areas located in Kelowna

  • Fintry Provincial Park and Protected Area

Lakes in Kelowna

  • Okanagan Lake

Shoping malls in this city

  • Orchard Park Shopping Centre

Universities located in this city

  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • Okanagan University College
  • Southern Medical Program – UBC Okanagan
  • Okanagan College
  • The University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre
  • Liu Institute for Global Issues

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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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