Some local communities are growing, while some are shrinking.

Statistics Canada recently released the 2021 federal census data, which shows Fort Saskatchewan now has a population of 27,088. This is up 12.1 per cent from the 2016 census.

The population used to be 24,169.

Strathcona County also saw a population growth over the last few years, though a smaller one. The population in 2016 was reported to be 98,024. Now it is 99,225, a 1.2 per cent increase.

Sturgeon County saw a slight drop in population. Their current population is 20,061, down 2.1 per cent from their population of 20,495 in 2016.

Other communities in the area (from 2016-2021):

  • Bon Accord (-4.4 per cent): 1,529 to 1,461
  • Bruderheim (+0.5 per cent): 1,323 to 1,329
  • Chipman (-10.2 per cent): 274 to 246
  • Gibbons (+1.9 per cent): 3,159 to 3,218
  • Lamont (-1.7 per cent): 1,774 to 1,744
  • Lamont County (-3.3 per cent): 3,884 to 3,754
  • Legal (-8.4 per cent): 1,345 to 1,232
  • Millet (-3.3 per cent): 1,955 to 1,890
  • Morinville (+ 5.5 per cent): 9,848 to 10,385
  • Redwater (+3.0): 2,053 to 2,115