Saskatoon Population 2022

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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%.

Year Population
1950106,032
1951106,626
1952107,224
1953107,824
1954108,428
1955109,035
1956109,647
1957110,260
1958110,878
1959111,499
1960112,125
1961112,752
1962113,383
1963114,018
1964114,658
1965115,299
1966116,058
1967118,100
1968120,180
1969122,291
1970124,442
1971126,567
1972127,997
1973129,439
1974130,900
1975132,377
1976134,062
1977137,925
1978141,905
1979146,000
1980150,218
1981154,830
1982163,137
1983171,890
1984181,126
1985190,831
1986200,425
1987202,518
1988204,636
1989206,770
1990208,929
1991211,068
1992212,686
1993214,313
1994215,953
1995217,607
1996219,233
1997220,590
1998221,956
1999223,331
2000224,717
2001226,129
2002227,707
2003229,295
2004230,897
2005232,506
2006234,563
2007239,701
2008244,960
2009250,318
2010255,802
2011261,524
2012268,115
2013274,852
2014281,769
2015288,860
2016296,139
2017303,601
2018311,252
2019318,077
2020324,721
2021331,051
2022336,964
2023342,409
2024347,377
2025351,903
2026356,055
2027359,916
2028363,558
2029367,045
2030370,425
2031373,730
2032376,987
2033380,208
2034383,405
2035386,582

Saskatoon Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950106,0320.00%
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
2002227,7070.70%1,578
2003229,2950.70%1,588
2004230,8970.70%1,602
2005232,5060.70%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
2025351,9031.30%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

Saskatoon Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
Toronto6,312,9740.93%
Montreal4,276,5260.68%
Vancouver2,631,6900.97%
Calgary1,611,4751.95%
Edmonton1,518,9211.87%
Ottawa1,422,6351.04%
Quebec City837,8140.73%
Winnipeg832,9440.99%
Hamilton775,7510.62%
Kitchener578,5361.38%
London Ca514,7850.67%
St Catharines Niagara420,8130.60%
Halifax417,1730.58%
Oshawa406,4440.99%
Victoria393,8121.00%
Windsor339,5150.55%
Saskatoon336,9641.79%

Other Cities in Canada

  1. Statistics Canada - Saskatoon census profile - 2016
  2. City of Saskatoon - Population growth and rate of change

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