Prince Edward Island is a province of Canada and is one of the three Maritime Provinces. Prince Edward Island has a total area of 2,190 square miles. Its total land area makes up just 0.1% of Canada. Per estimates taken in 2018, the population of Prince Edward Island is 153,116, making it the 10th most populous province in the nation.
The largest ethnic group residing in Prince Edward Island are of Scottish descent, making up over 39% of the total population. Other ethnic groups include people of English, Irish and French descent, which make up 31.1%, 30.4% and 21.1% of the population, respectively. Other ethnic groups include German and Dutch, each which make up less than 10% of the total population. The majority of the population is white, and there are few visible minority groups. The most prominent group is Chinese Canadians, which make up just 1.3% of the population. English is primarily spoken across Prince Edward Island. However, other languages spoken in the area include French, Mandarin, Arabic, Dutch and Tagalog – just to name a few.
About 47% of the population is Roman Catholic, while 43% are affiliated with Protestant churches. Over 6% of the population does not observe a religion. When it comes to the economy, agriculture is the primary industry. Other important industries of Prince Edward Island include tourism and the province’s fishery.
Estimates in 2018 show that the population of the province is 153,116. This is quite a significant increase from the 142,907 recorded in 2016. Since the 1930s, the province has seen it’s population climb. Given the history of population growth for Prince Edward Island, it seems as though this province is well on its way to continued growth until it hits its next population milestone.