Unofficial census results show steady population growth

Sylvan Lake’s population now exceeds 14,000, according to unofficial results from a census count carried out earlier this year.

  • Jul. 16, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake’s population now exceeds 14,000, according to unofficial results from a census count carried out earlier this year.

Numbers released by the town earlier this week show the town’s population now sitting at 14,310 — a significant jump from the 13,015 tallied in 2013. Town staff say the results are in line with the town’s projected five per cent population growth annually.

The results are expected to be explored further in depth later this year.

With certain provincial and federal government grants calculated per capita, accounting for the town’s entire population could mean an increase in grant revenue, say Town staff. That could result in a smaller financial burden being left on municipal taxpayers.

“As the community grows, we need to secure these provincial and federal grants to expand our Town services, and to better understand the types of services needed,” noted a media release issued at the time of the census taking.

 

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