Census results show Sylvan Lake as growing, young community

Sylvan Lake is very much continuing to thrive as a young community.

  • Aug. 13, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Further details of the Town’s 2015 census count presented to Town Council on Monday show that Sylvan Lake is very much continuing to thrive as a young community.

Of the town’s 14,310 residents — up 9.95 per cent from 13,015 in 2013 — more than half (54.43 per cent) are under the age of 35, while just over a quarter (26.28 per cent) are 16 and under. The numbers remain roughly in line with those of the 2013 count, and are based on 12,511 responses to this year’s questions in the age category.

Door knockers and enumerators weren’t able this year to make contact at 168 (2.6 per cent) of the town’s dwellings. That marked a decrease from 2013, when 5.3 per cent were unaccounted for.

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