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2018 Census Results

​Lethbridge continues to grow with the official 2018 census results showing a population of 99,769, an increase of 1,571 (1.6 per cent) from the 2017 municipal census number.

 "Lethbridge consistently demonstrates a sustainable, healthy rate of growth," says Mayor Chris Spearman. "This stable growth allows the City of Lethbridge to plan effectively for the future of our community."

The City of Lethbridge conducts a census each year to provide an accurate count for provincial and federal per-capita grants. Funding from these sources helps support construction of facilities such as Westside Fire Station and Legacy Park.

"The participation of residents and the commitment of census takers in our yearly census is greatly appreciated," says David Sarsfield, Deputy City Clerk. "Without the cooperation of our residents, we would not be able to collect the information that we require."   

The 2018 census numbers show the strongest growth occurred in West Lethbridge with 875 new residents, a 2.24-per-cent increase. 

Region20182017Change in #'s (2018)Change in % (2018)
North Lethbridge27,70027,4532470.90%
South Lethbridge32,10931,6604491.42%
West Lethbridge39,96039,0858752.24%

This was the fourth year the census takers used mobile devices to gather information at the door. The census determines the number of people living in each household as well as their age and sex.  This snapshot of the city's demographics helps city departments plan what services will be needed in what areas.

Detailed Census Information is available at:

Media Contact:
David Sarsfield, Deputy City Clerk
City of Lethbridge