Saskatoon Population 2024

290,550

The estimated 2024 population of Saskatoon is 290,550. The population of Saskatoon was recorded at 246,376 in the 2016 Canadian Census, and was recorded at 222,246 in the 2011 census. This is a change in population of 24,130, which is an annual growth rate of 2.08%.

Saskatoon is a major city in the central region of Saskatchewan, Canada. The city's name is a reference to the saskatoon berries that grow in the region. Saskatoon is the largest city in the province with a population of 246,376 as of 2016.

City Size and Population Density

Saskatoon has an urban population of 257,000 with a population density of 1,060 people per square kilometer (2,756/square mile), although the larger metropolitan area has a population of about 295,000. The city of Saskatoon covers a total surface area of 228.13 kilometers squared (88.08 square miles).

Saskatoon Demographics

According to the 2016 census, almost 83% of Saskatonians are European, followed by 5% First Nations and 4% Metis. Other ancestry and ethnic groups in the city include Chinese (2%), South Asian (1%), Filipino (1%), Black (1%), Latin American (0.5%), and Southeast Asian (0.5%). The racial composition is 85% white Canadian, 8.9% Aboriginals, and less than 5% some other visible ethnic minority.

The Saskatoon region was first inhabited by Aboriginal people. Canada's First Nations people have had a growing presence in the area, with a population that grew by 382% between 1981 and 2001 in the city. Much of this growth, however, is attributed to more people identifying as Aboriginal. Saskatoon has the second-highest percentage of First Nations peoples among major cities in the country at 9%.

Almost 79% of Saskatonians are Christian, most of which are Protestant (40%) or Roman Catholic (32%). Nearly 20% of people in the city have no religious affiliation. Other religions in Saskatoon include Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism.

The Saskatoon metropolitan area has Canada's youngest median age at just 34.6 years, far below the country's median age of 40.4 years old.

Saskatoon has the highest violent crime rate in Canada, although crime rates are dropping. New research also indicates that the province has Canada's highest rate of new HIV cases with one-quarter of HIV-infected babies born in the region. This is attributed to the growing problems of gangs, poverty, prostitution, and drug use in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Population Growth

According to a 2008 study, the population of Saskatoon fell slightly after the 2006 census as more people left the city for the suburbs and nearby Alberta. The city managed to reverse this trend. In 2015, Saskatoon was growing at three times the national rate. The Saskatoon metropolitan area grew by 9,600 people in 2014, or 3.2% in a year, while Canada grew by just 1.1%.

More than half of the growth is due to immigration. Saskatoon had the country's second-highest immigration rate at 1.8%.

Province
Density (km²)
1080
Area (km²)
228.13
2024 Pop (est)
290,550
2016 Pop
246,376
2011 Pop
222,246
Growth
24,130
Growth Rate
2.08%

Saskatoon Population 2024

population

Avg. Age
38.2
Median Age
35.8

Saskatoon Age Distribution

Marital Status

Divorced

Married

Never Married

Separated

Saskatoon Basic Marriage Statistics

Spoken Language

English

French

English and French

Other

Saskatoon Language Spoken

value

Avg. Income
$52,090
Median Income
$39,748

Saskatoon Income Data

Saskatoon Urban Area Population

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Growth
1950106,032
1951106,6260.56%594
1952107,2240.56%598
1953107,8240.56%600
1954108,4280.56%604
1955109,0350.56%607
1956109,6470.56%612
1957110,2600.56%613
1958110,8780.56%618
1959111,4990.56%621
1960112,1250.56%626
1961112,7520.56%627
1962113,3830.56%631
1963114,0180.56%635
1964114,6580.56%640
1965115,2990.56%641
1966116,0580.66%759
1967118,1001.76%2,042
1968120,1801.76%2,080
1969122,2911.76%2,111
1970124,4421.76%2,151
1971126,5671.71%2,125
1972127,9971.13%1,430
1973129,4391.13%1,442
1974130,9001.13%1,461
1975132,3771.13%1,477
1976134,0621.27%1,685
1977137,9252.88%3,863
1978141,9052.89%3,980
1979146,0002.89%4,095
1980150,2182.89%4,218
1981154,8303.07%4,612
1982163,1375.37%8,307
1983171,8905.37%8,753
1984181,1265.37%9,236
1985190,8315.36%9,705
1986200,4255.03%9,594
1987202,5181.04%2,093
1988204,6361.05%2,118
1989206,7701.04%2,134
1990208,9291.04%2,159
1991211,0681.02%2,139
1992212,6860.77%1,618
1993214,3130.76%1,627
1994215,9530.77%1,640
1995217,6070.77%1,654
1996219,2330.75%1,626
1997220,5900.62%1,357
1998221,9560.62%1,366
1999223,3310.62%1,375
2000224,7170.62%1,386
2001226,1290.63%1,412
2002227,7070.7%1,578
2003229,2950.7%1,588
2004230,8970.7%1,602
2005232,5060.7%1,609
2006234,5630.88%2,057
2007239,7012.19%5,138
2008244,9602.19%5,259
2009250,3182.19%5,358
2010255,8022.19%5,484
2011261,5242.24%5,722
2012268,1152.52%6,591
2013274,8522.51%6,737
2014281,7692.52%6,917
2015288,8602.52%7,091
2016296,1392.52%7,279
2017303,6012.52%7,462
2018311,2522.52%7,651
2019318,0772.19%6,825
2020324,7212.09%6,644
2021331,0511.95%6,330
2022336,9641.79%5,913
2023342,4091.62%5,445
2024347,3771.45%4,968
2025351,9031.3%4,526
2026356,0551.18%4,152
2027359,9161.08%3,861
2028363,5581.01%3,642
2029367,0450.96%3,487
2030370,4250.92%3,380
2031373,7300.89%3,305
2032376,9870.87%3,257
2033380,2080.85%3,221
2034383,4050.84%3,197
2035386,5820.83%3,177
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Saskatoon Population Data (Urban Area)

  1. Canada Census Data - Official Canadian Census Data.
  2. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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