Grande Prairie, Alberta Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Grande Prairie, a city in Canada with a land area of 132.71 km2 and has a population density of 483.30 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Grande Prairie is around 64,141 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Grande Prairie in 2021 census have increased 1.54% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
63,16664,141 +1.54%

Population By Genders

Of the 64,141 total population in Grande Prairie, the largest gender is male with around 32,415 women within the population.

32,41531,725 +2.13%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 63,166 population in Grande Prairie, majority of them are in the age of 35 to 39 years years old, with 9.60% of them are male and 9.40% female. While the median age of the whole population is 34.00.

0 to 4 years2,360 7.30%2,320 7.30% 1.69%4,680 7.30%
5 to 9 years2,450 7.60%2,335 7.40% 4.69%4,790 7.50%
10 to 14 years2,305 7.10%2,200 6.90% 4.56%4,505 7.00%
15 to 19 years1,930 6.00%1,875 5.90% 2.85%3,805 5.90%
20 to 24 years2,105 6.50%2,005 6.30% 4.75%4,115 6.40%
25 to 29 years2,795 8.60%2,540 8.00% 9.12%5,335 8.30%
30 to 34 years3,105 9.60%2,940 9.30% 5.31%6,045 9.40%
35 to 39 years3,115 9.60%2,970 9.40% 4.65%6,080 9.50%
40 to 44 years2,505 7.70%2,360 7.40% 5.79%4,865 7.60%
45 to 49 years2,170 6.70%1,980 6.20% 8.76%4,150 6.50%
50 to 54 years1,665 5.10%1,675 5.30% 0.60%3,340 5.20%
55 to 59 years1,720 5.30%1,760 5.50% 2.27%3,480 5.40%
60 to 64 years1,545 4.80%1,500 4.70% 2.91%3,045 4.70%
65 to 69 years1,125 3.50%1,165 3.70% 3.43%2,295 3.60%
70 to 74 years655 2.00%750 2.40% 12.67%1,405 2.20%
75 to 79 years390 1.20%510 1.60% 23.53%895 1.40%
80 to 84 years255 0.80%350 1.10% 27.14%605 0.90%
85 years and over225 0.70%495 1.60% 54.55%720 1.10%
85 to 89 years140 0.40%290 0.90% 51.72%420 0.70%
90 to 94 years70 0.20%145 0.50% 51.72%210 0.30%
95 to 99 years20 0.10%60 0.20% 66.67%75 0.10%
100 years and over0 0.00%5 0.00% 100.00%5 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Grande Prairie are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

0 to 14 years22.00%21.60%21.80%
15 to 64 years69.90%68.10%69.00%
65 years and over8.20%10.30%9.20%
Average age of the population34.40%35.50%35.00%
Median age of the population33.60%34.40%34.00%

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Population of Grande Prairie by Ethnicity and Origin

In Grande Prairie, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Grande Prairie embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Grande Prairie's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Grande Prairie.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Grande Prairie, which totals 63,166, the majority, consisting of 15,280 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 2 persons.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person6,50513.10%
2 persons7,92015.95%
3 persons4,1958.45%
4 persons3,8507.75%
5 or more persons2,3404.70%

Income in Grande Prairie

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Grande Prairie, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Grande Prairie is $49,600 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Grande Prairie is $102,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Grande Prairie provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Grande Prairie.

Education Levels in Grande Prairie

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Grande Prairie.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher5,5959,10514,69017.45%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate14,28513,52027,80032.45%
No certificate, diploma or degree7,4655,89013,35015.30%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree21,51022,61544,12552.30%

Employment in Grande Prairie

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Grande Prairie's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 8.83% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate65.62%
Unemployment rate8.83%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Grande Prairie working as an employee. Most of them (73.80%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Grande Prairie working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Grande Prairie. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (14%) in Grande Prairie are working in the retail trade sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2951051%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction3,26549010%
Wholesale trade9203103%
Retail trade2,2302,82014%
Transportation and warehousing1,5154555%
Information and cultural industries1851151%
Finance and insurance1905252%
Real estate and rental and leasing4352952%
Professional, scientific and technical services9809005%
Management of companies and enterprises1000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services6206003%
Educational services4601,4755%
Health care and social assistance5853,74012%
Arts, entertainment and recreation2302551%
Accommodation and food services1,1851,6458%
Other services (except public administration)1,1659506%
Public administration6107404%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Grande Prairie. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home1,1901,9003,0959.60%
Worked outside Canada2510350.10%
No fixed workplace address5,0351,4356,46520.00%
Usual place of work11,06511,64522,70070.30%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Grande Prairie travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes51.20%
15 to 29 minutes34.80%
30 to 44 minutes6.30%
45 to 59 minutes2.00%
60 minutes and over5.80%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Grande Prairie offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Grande Prairie area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Grande Prairie, the most used official language is English. Around 61,815 people in the area speak English.

English and French165
Neither English nor French260


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Grande Prairie is Christian. Around 28,935 people in Grande Prairie are Christian (13,780 males and 13,780 females).