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Population growth

Airdrie has experienced one of the highest growth rates in Canada. We're one of the fastest-growing cities in Alberta.

Population growth over 40 years

Population growth over 40 years
Source: City of Airdrie Census (2021 Estimate at time of forecast preparation)

Annual population growth, 2001-2021

YearPopulationAnnual percentage growthincrease (# of people)
2021 E 73,850 4.00% 2,650
2020 E 71,820 3.00% 2,030
2019 70,564 4.00% 1,256 
2018 68,091 4.88% 3,169 
2017 64,922 4.98% 3,080 
2016 61,842 5.37% 3,152 
2015 58,690 6.92% 3,799
2014 54,891 10.76% 5,331 
2013 49,560 8.42% 3,849 
2012 45,711 5.92% 2,556 
2011 43,155 8.37% 3,333 
2010 39,822 4.54% 1,731 
2009 38,091 11.65% 3,975 
2008 34,116 8.26% 2,604 
2007 31,512 8.53% 2,477 
2006 29,035 7.26% 1,966 
2005 27,069 5.71% 1,463 
2004 25,606 8.13% 1,926 
2003 23,680 7.74% 1,701 
2002 21,979 7.84% 1,597 
2001 20,382 6.35%  1,217

Source: City of Airdrie Census (2021 Estimate at time of forecast preparation)

View Airdrie's census fact sheets

Population projections

Current growth projections predict the city to grow at a constant rate over the next 25 years, to a projected population of 110,000 by 2032.

Population forecast

YearPopulationPopulation growth (%)Population Growth (#)
2022 B 76,500 2% 1,627
2023 F 78,127 4% 3,426
2024 F 81,553 4% 3,511
2025 F 85,064 3% 2,341
2026 F 87,405 4% 3,599
2027 F 91,004 3% 2,841
2028 F 93,845 4% 3,365
2029 F 97,210 4% 3,519
2030 F 100,729 4% 4,240
2031 F 104,969 4% 4,134
2032 F 109,103 4% 4,735

A: Actual | B: Budget | E: Estimate at time of forecast preparation | F: Forecast

Note: City administration creates population forecast biannually in April and September each year. This forecast is a simplified representation of the April 2022 forecast and it has since been adjusted.