Kitchener Population 2021

570,681
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Kitchener's 2021 population is now estimated at 570,681. In 1950, the population of Kitchener was 54,199. Kitchener has grown by 8,215 since 2015, which represents a 1.46% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Kitchener, which typically includes Kitchener's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Kitchener is a city that is located in Ontario, Canada. At one time, the city was known as the Town of Berlin before becoming the City of Berlin before receiving the name Kitchener. The city is the 21st most populous in Canada with a population of 233,222 per the 2016 Census.

City Size and Population Density

The total area of the city is 136.89 square kilometers (52.85 square miles), with a density of 1,705.2 residents per square kilometer (4,416 per square mile) in the urban area. The metro area, which also includes Cambridge and Waterloo, is the 10th largest in Canada, boasting a population of over 523,000.

Kitchener Demographics

When breaking down the population by demographics, there are slightly more females than males, accounting for 50.8% and 49.2% of the population, respectively. The median age of Kitchener’s residents is 37, which falls below the national average. The city also has a higher percentage of children under the age of five and a lower percentage of residents over retirement age when compared to national averages.

The majority of the population are from Canada, but there is also a high percentage of German residents. They account for about one-quarter of the total population. Other groups include English, Irish, Scottish and French, to name a few.

Kitchener Population Growth

Through the years, the city has seen significant population growth. The city passed the 100,000 resident milestone between 1966 and 1971 while passing the 200,000 milestone between 2001 and 2006. Most recently, the city saw a 6.4% growth between 2011 and 2016, which exceeds the rate of both Ontario and the country as a whole.

Kitchener Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
2035656,8710.83%5,397
2034651,4740.84%5,429
2033646,0450.85%5,467
2032640,5780.87%5,515
2031635,0630.89%5,577
2030629,4860.91%5,659
2029623,8270.93%5,767
2028618,0600.97%5,910
2027612,1501.01%6,100
2026606,0501.06%6,348
2025599,7021.12%6,667
2024593,0351.20%7,045
2023585,9901.29%7,454
2022578,5361.38%7,855
2021570,6811.46%8,215
2020562,4661.53%8,493
2019553,9731.59%8,662
2018545,3111.89%10,106
2017535,2051.89%9,919
2016525,2861.89%9,735
2015515,5511.89%9,541
2014506,0101.89%9,365
2013496,6451.88%9,179
2012487,4661.89%9,034
2011478,4321.24%5,837
2010472,5951.13%5,268
2009467,3271.13%5,202
2008462,1251.13%5,158
2007456,9671.13%5,094
2006451,8731.65%7,323
2005444,5501.72%7,517
2004437,0331.73%7,411
2003429,6221.72%7,274
2002422,3481.72%7,152
2001415,1961.60%6,543
2000408,6531.59%6,387
1999402,2661.59%6,278
1998395,9881.59%6,181
1997389,8071.58%6,076
1996383,7311.48%5,598
1995378,1331.46%5,449
1994372,6841.46%5,370
1993367,3141.46%5,286
1992362,0281.46%5,224
1991356,8042.65%9,224
1990347,5802.75%9,301
1989338,2792.75%9,040
1988329,2392.75%8,822
1987320,4172.75%8,574
1986311,8431.63%4,991
1985306,8521.53%4,630
1984302,2221.54%4,572
1983297,6501.53%4,497
1982293,1531.53%4,429
1981288,7241.19%3,399
1980285,3251.17%3,288
1979282,0371.16%3,247
1978278,7901.16%3,209
1977275,5811.16%3,168
1976272,4133.50%9,218
1975263,1953.71%9,410
1974253,7853.71%9,074
1973244,7113.70%8,738
1972235,9733.71%8,448
1971227,5253.39%7,461
1970220,0643.36%7,158
1969212,9063.36%6,916
1968205,9903.37%6,710
1967199,2803.36%6,482
1966192,7984.33%8,010
1965184,7884.42%7,816
1964176,9724.43%7,505
1963169,4674.42%7,178
1962162,2894.42%6,873
1961155,4169.60%13,616
1960141,80010.11%13,018
1959128,78210.09%11,807
1958116,97510.09%10,724
1957106,25110.08%9,729
195696,52210.11%8,861
195587,66110.09%8,037
195479,62410.09%7,300
195372,32410.08%6,623
195265,70110.11%6,031
195159,67010.09%5,471
195054,1990.00%

Kitchener Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population 2021 Growth
Toronto6,254,5710.93%
Montreal4,247,4460.64%
Vancouver2,606,3510.98%
Calgary1,580,6592.14%
Edmonton1,491,0762.05%
Ottawa1,407,9281.07%
Quebec City831,7760.69%
Winnipeg824,7711.00%
Hamilton770,9760.56%
Kitchener570,6811.46%
Londonca511,3680.62%
St Catharines Niagara418,2930.54%
Halifax414,7770.51%
Oshawa402,4531.00%
Victoria389,9101.01%
Windsor337,6700.47%
Saskatoon331,0511.95%

Other Cities in Canada

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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