Red Deer, Alberta Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Red Deer, a city in Canada with a land area of 104.34 km2 and has a population density of 966.50 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 Red Deer is around 100,844 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Red Deer in 2021 census have increased 0.42% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
100,418100,844 +0.42%

Population By Genders

Of the 100,844 total population in Red Deer, the largest gender is female with around 51,050 women within the population.

49,80051,050 +2.45%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 100,418 population in Red Deer, majority of them are in the age of 35 to 39 years years old, with 7.80% of them are male and 7.90% female. While the median age of the whole population is 38.80.

0 to 4 years2,785 5.60%2,625 5.10% 5.75%5,405 5.40%
5 to 9 years3,315 6.70%3,035 5.90% 8.45%6,350 6.30%
10 to 14 years3,370 6.80%3,240 6.30% 3.86%6,610 6.60%
15 to 19 years3,155 6.30%3,020 5.90% 4.28%6,175 6.10%
20 to 24 years3,080 6.20%2,995 5.90% 2.76%6,075 6.00%
25 to 29 years3,250 6.50%3,230 6.30% 0.62%6,475 6.40%
30 to 34 years3,795 7.60%3,705 7.30% 2.37%7,500 7.40%
35 to 39 years3,875 7.80%4,025 7.90% 3.73%7,905 7.80%
40 to 44 years3,780 7.60%3,735 7.30% 1.19%7,515 7.50%
45 to 49 years3,325 6.70%3,190 6.20% 4.06%6,520 6.50%
50 to 54 years2,985 6.00%3,045 6.00% 1.97%6,025 6.00%
55 to 59 years3,125 6.30%3,375 6.60% 7.41%6,505 6.50%
60 to 64 years3,195 6.40%3,405 6.70% 6.17%6,600 6.50%
65 to 69 years2,495 5.00%2,840 5.60% 12.15%5,330 5.30%
70 to 74 years1,780 3.60%2,090 4.10% 14.83%3,865 3.80%
75 to 79 years1,120 2.20%1,355 2.70% 17.34%2,475 2.50%
80 to 84 years760 1.50%1,035 2.00% 26.57%1,795 1.80%
85 years and over615 1.20%1,110 2.20% 44.59%1,725 1.70%
85 to 89 years435 0.90%680 1.30% 36.03%1,115 1.10%
90 to 94 years155 0.30%325 0.60% 52.31%480 0.50%
95 to 99 years20 0.00%90 0.20% 77.78%110 0.10%
100 years and over5 0.00%10 0.00% 50.00%15 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

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

0 to 14 years19.00%17.40%18.20%
15 to 64 years67.40%66.10%66.70%
65 years and over13.60%16.50%15.10%
Average age of the population38.40%40.30%39.40%
Median age of the population38.00%39.60%38.80%

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Population of Red Deer by Ethnicity and Origin

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

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Red Deer'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 Red Deer.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Red Deer, which totals 100,418, the majority, consisting of 21,520 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 person11,68514.40%
2 persons14,06517.35%
3 persons5,9507.35%
4 persons5,4256.70%
5 or more persons3,3854.20%

Income in Red Deer

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

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Red Deer is $42,800 (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 Red Deer is $85,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Red Deer 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 Red Deer.

Education Levels in Red Deer

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 Red Deer.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher10,43015,45025,88019.80%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate21,18520,34541,52530.85%
No certificate, diploma or degree10,4358,30518,74513.55%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree33,41539,72573,14055.60%

Employment in Red Deer

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

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 8.25% which is very high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate58.75%
Unemployment rate8.25%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Red Deer working as an employee. Most of them (70.30%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Red Deer 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 Red Deer. 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 (16%) in Red Deer are working in the health care and social assistance sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3551601%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2,6452956%
Wholesale trade1,0154253%
Retail trade3,5003,90014%
Transportation and warehousing1,6204654%
Information and cultural industries2151701%
Finance and insurance5308253%
Real estate and rental and leasing3603501%
Professional, scientific and technical services1,2801,3405%
Management of companies and enterprises30200%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1,1158604%
Educational services8702,2956%
Health care and social assistance1,4707,02016%
Arts, entertainment and recreation5004752%
Accommodation and food services1,5602,2157%
Other services (except public administration)1,2601,3855%
Public administration1,0951,1254%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Red Deer. 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 home2,4703,6406,10513.00%
Worked outside Canada85151050.20%
No fixed workplace address5,6701,7607,42515.90%
Usual place of work15,76017,43533,19570.90%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Red Deer 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 minutes45.40%
15 to 29 minutes39.10%
30 to 44 minutes8.80%
45 to 59 minutes2.20%
60 minutes and over4.40%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Red Deer 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 Red Deer 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 Red Deer, the most used official language is English. Around 96,545 people in the area speak English.

English and French200
Neither English nor French690


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 Red Deer is Christian. Around 50,345 people in Red Deer are Christian (23,310 males and 23,310 females).