Edmonton’s new official population figure has been set by the census from last spring.
The city’s official population is 899,447, which is up 2.5 per cent or 21,000 people from the last census.
Mayor Don Iveson says that number has probably gone up since the census was taken.
“I think 553 people have probably moved here in any given week since we did this exercise, so as of today I would bet that we’re over 900,000,” said Iveson.
Mayor Don Iveson asks, “When are we going to get to a million?”.
“I think something does shift when cities get to a million, but the region got to a million in the last five to ten years. And as we start to think about this 90 plus billion economy of now 1.3 or 1.4 million people, I think we’re already there.”
A lot of the growth is in south Edmonton. (djs/sj)