Saskatoon Population 2021

331,051
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Saskatoon's 2021 population is now estimated at 331,051. In 1950, the population of Saskatoon was 106,032. Saskatoon has grown by 6,330 since 2015, which represents a 1.95% 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 Saskatoon, which typically includes Saskatoon's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

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%.

Saskatoon Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035386,5820.83%3,177
2034383,4050.84%3,197
2033380,2080.85%3,221
2032376,9870.87%3,257
2031373,7300.89%3,305
2030370,4250.92%3,380
2029367,0450.96%3,487
2028363,5581.01%3,642
2027359,9161.08%3,861
2026356,0551.18%4,152
2025351,9031.30%4,526
2024347,3771.45%4,968
2023342,4091.62%5,445
2022336,9641.79%5,913
2021331,0511.95%6,330
2020324,7212.09%6,644
2019318,0772.19%6,825
2018311,2522.52%7,651
2017303,6012.52%7,462
2016296,1392.52%7,279
2015288,8602.52%7,091
2014281,7692.52%6,917
2013274,8522.51%6,737
2012268,1152.52%6,591
2011261,5242.24%5,722
2010255,8022.19%5,484
2009250,3182.19%5,358
2008244,9602.19%5,259
2007239,7012.19%5,138
2006234,5630.88%2,057
2005232,5060.70%1,609
2004230,8970.70%1,602
2003229,2950.70%1,588
2002227,7070.70%1,578
2001226,1290.63%1,412
2000224,7170.62%1,386
1999223,3310.62%1,375
1998221,9560.62%1,366
1997220,5900.62%1,357
1996219,2330.75%1,626
1995217,6070.77%1,654
1994215,9530.77%1,640
1993214,3130.76%1,627
1992212,6860.77%1,618
1991211,0681.02%2,139
1990208,9291.04%2,159
1989206,7701.04%2,134
1988204,6361.05%2,118
1987202,5181.04%2,093
1986200,4255.03%9,594
1985190,8315.36%9,705
1984181,1265.37%9,236
1983171,8905.37%8,753
1982163,1375.37%8,307
1981154,8303.07%4,612
1980150,2182.89%4,218
1979146,0002.89%4,095
1978141,9052.89%3,980
1977137,9252.88%3,863
1976134,0621.27%1,685
1975132,3771.13%1,477
1974130,9001.13%1,461
1973129,4391.13%1,442
1972127,9971.13%1,430
1971126,5671.71%2,125
1970124,4421.76%2,151
1969122,2911.76%2,111
1968120,1801.76%2,080
1967118,1001.76%2,042
1966116,0580.66%759
1965115,2990.56%641
1964114,6580.56%640
1963114,0180.56%635
1962113,3830.56%631
1961112,7520.56%627
1960112,1250.56%626
1959111,4990.56%621
1958110,8780.56%618
1957110,2600.56%613
1956109,6470.56%612
1955109,0350.56%607
1954108,4280.56%604
1953107,8240.56%600
1952107,2240.56%598
1951106,6260.56%594
1950106,0320.00%

Saskatoon Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 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%
London Ca511,3680.62%
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. Statistics Canada - Saskatoon census profile - 2016
  2. City of Saskatoon - Population growth and rate of change
  3. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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