Calgary, Canada Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Calgary, Canada metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Calgary in 2020 is 1,547,000, a 2.25% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Calgary in 2019 was 1,513,000, a 2.44% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Calgary in 2018 was 1,477,000, a 2.78% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Calgary in 2017 was 1,437,000, a 2.79% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Canada
City Name Population
Toronto 6,197,000
Montreal 4,221,000
Vancouver 2,581,000
Calgary 1,547,000
Edmonton 1,461,000
Ottawa-Gatineau 1,393,000
Quebec 826,000
Winnipeg 817,000
Hamilton 767,000
Kitchener-Cambrigde-Waterloo 562,000
London 508,000
St. Catharines-Niagara 416,000
Halifax 413,000
Oshawa 398,000
Victoria 386,000
Windsor 336,000
Saskatoon 325,000
Calgary - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,547,000 2.25%
2019 1,513,000 2.44%
2018 1,477,000 2.78%
2017 1,437,000 2.79%
2016 1,398,000 2.79%
2015 1,360,000 2.72%
2014 1,324,000 2.80%
2013 1,288,000 2.79%
2012 1,253,000 2.70%
2011 1,220,000 2.52%
2010 1,190,000 2.41%
2009 1,162,000 2.38%
2008 1,135,000 2.34%
2007 1,109,000 2.40%
2006 1,083,000 2.56%
2005 1,056,000 2.52%
2004 1,030,000 2.59%
2003 1,004,000 2.55%
2002 979,000 2.51%
2001 955,000 3.02%
2000 927,000 2.89%
1999 901,000 2.97%
1998 875,000 3.06%
1997 849,000 2.91%
1996 825,000 1.98%
1995 809,000 1.76%
1994 795,000 1.66%
1993 782,000 1.82%
1992 768,000 1.72%
1991 755,000 2.30%
1990 738,000 2.36%
1989 721,000 2.27%
1988 705,000 2.47%
1987 688,000 2.23%
1986 673,000 2.59%
1985 656,000 2.50%
1984 640,000 2.56%
1983 624,000 2.46%
1982 609,000 2.53%
1981 594,000 4.58%
1980 568,000 4.80%
1979 542,000 4.63%
1978 518,000 4.86%
1977 494,000 4.66%
1976 472,000 3.28%
1975 457,000 3.16%
1974 443,000 3.02%
1973 430,000 3.12%
1972 417,000 3.22%
1971 404,000 3.86%
1970 389,000 4.01%
1969 374,000 4.18%
1968 359,000 4.06%
1967 345,000 3.92%
1966 332,000 3.75%
1965 320,000 3.23%
1964 310,000 3.68%
1963 299,000 3.46%
1962 289,000 3.21%
1961 280,000 6.87%
1960 262,000 6.94%
1959 245,000 7.46%
1958 228,000 7.04%
1957 213,000 7.04%
1956 199,000 6.99%
1955 186,000 6.90%
1954 174,000 7.41%
1953 162,000 7.28%
1952 151,000 7.09%
1951 141,000 6.82%
1950 132,000 0.00%