The 2020 Census has been postponed until further notice to ensure the safety of residents and staff, and to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, applications will no longer be accepted at City Hall from March 18-20.
A census is an official count of the number of people living in a community. This data is gathered to determine the population and assist in planning the future of our community.
The Census provides an official count of the number of people living in Red Deer. In addition to establishing current population, it helps us understand community needs as we plan for future growth and development. The 2020 Census has been temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Further information will be shared once the census has been rescheduled.
What we are asking
This year, we are asking:
- Total number of residents in a dwelling?
- What gender does the resident identify as?
- What is this resident's year of birth?
- Does this resident live here temporarily because they do not have any usual housing arrangements of their own or their usual housing arrangements are unsafe to return to, and have nowhere else to go due to lack of money or choice? If yes, how long has this resident been staying at this dwelling?
We will need Enumerators to help carry out the Census. More information will be made available once a new Census date has been confirmed.
2019 Census Results
Red Deer's population is 101,002.
The 2019 municipal census was conducted between April 1 and May 31. Your participation in the census helps to ensure The City of Red Deer receives its fair share of grant funding, which is important to support growth and services in our community. For 2019, it is estimated that The City will receive approximately $249.47 per person in federal and provincial grants, based on the number of people counted in the census. The municipal census helps The City plan for growth and development, and give us an opportunity to better understand and address the needs of our community.
2019 Census Results - Official Report (pdf)
If you would like more information about The City of Red Deer census, contact Legislative Services.
Past Census Results
View census results from 2008-2016.