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Municipal Census results show growing Lethbridge population

The numbers have been tallied – and the official 2023 Municipal Census results show that Lethbridge has a population of 106,550.

This marks an increase of 5,068 (up 4.99 per cent, or 1.25 per cent per year) from the 2019 Municipal Census. Lethbridge is the third-largest city in Alberta based on Municipal Census data.

“Lethbridge consistently demonstrates a sustainable and healthy rate of growth,” says Mayor Blaine Hyggen. “This stability, as well as steady growth and retention, allows the City of Lethbridge to plan effectively for the future of our community. On behalf of Lethbridge City Council, I would also like to applaud the efforts of the 156 Census Takers who were able to gather information from every single one of the city’s 44,095 households.”

“We appreciate the participation and time given from the residents of Lethbridge in providing their responses,” says City Clerk Bonnie Hilford, adding that the 2023 Municipal Census information confirms a strong population growth in all major areas of the city.

“The data plays a vital role in determining important future community needs, requirements and services,” says Hilford. “Once again, the west side of the city saw the largest population increase with more than seven per cent, which equated to nearly 3,000 more people making their homes across the river.”

The other totals are below.




Change in numbers

Change in percentage


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Further detailed 2023 Municipal Census Information is available at:

The population number represents the accurate total as of April 2023, as the census collection period was from April 1-23. The census determines the number of people living in each household as well as their age and sex. All information provided during this process is confidential and secure.

The City of Lethbridge census has essential purposes such as:

  • Keeping accurate population records, which are used by various facilities, organizations, industry and social profit sectors and other levels of Government
  • Helping the Municipality plan for parks and recreational spaces, community facilities, roadways, maintenance and equipment, emergency services, waste management, schools, infrastructure and more
  • Assessing existing growth and service targets as well as long-term requirements for capital development and operational planning

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