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Quick Facts - Demographic Profile
Statistics Canada 2011 Census
Okotoks population as of June 2013 Municipal Census: 26,319 or 5.1% increase from 2012.
Okotoks Population as of June 2012 Municipal Census: 24,962 or 4.1% population increase over 2011
Okotoks Population as of 2011 Federal Census: 24,511 or 42.9% population growth since 2006.
to Calgary City Limits - 18 km
to Calgary International Airport - 64 km
to Edmonton - 328 km
to the U.S. Border - 287 km
46.7% growth from 2001 to 2006 and 42.9% population growth from 2006-2011. 4% population growth from June 2011 to June 2012 and another 5% growth from June 2012 to June 2013.
Residential Starts (Number of Permits Issued)
Okotoks Housing Count*
Residential Single Occupied: 7026
Residential Single Vacant: 296
Condo Multi Family: 2259
Residential Duplex Occupied: 372
Residential Duplex Vacant: 0
Residential Mobile Home Occupied: 104
*As of July 17, 2013:
Non-Residential and Miscellaneous Permits Issued
Number of Businesses
Number of active business licenses: 1,715. Of this amount there are 636 home based businesses, 526 storefront/industrial and 1,162 businesses are physically located in Okotoks including professional services. There has been 6.8% net new business growth in Okotoks for the period 2011-2013 and 3.2% net new business growth to date as of October 2013. For more specific or current data contact Economic Development at 403-938-8907.
Education, construction/trade, information technology, transportation & logistics, commercial business, manufacturing, professional & technical services, retail, home-based businesses, agriculture, tourism, and municipal government.
Okotoks has hundreds of small and medium sized enterprises. Please see the Okotoks Major Employers List in PDF format for a smaple of the larger employers in the community.
Okotoks is the regional centre of commercial activity with a trade area estimated at 250,000+ people. Okotoks is officially the largest trading area in Southern Alberta between Lethbridge, AB and Calgary, AB. The trade area includes Okotoks, South Calgary, High River, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Municipal District of Foothills, Heritage Point, Vulcan, Nanton and rural areas of approximately 2,000 square kms. Trade area for tourism, industrial, retail and professional service businesses extends to Calgary (trade area: 1,000,000 people). Some of the larger retail stores have trading areas of 100,000 to 250,000 people (depending on what geography is included).
Okotoks' Temperatures (Environment Canada)
Average hours of sunshine per day: 6.34
Chinook Average: 25 days
Frost free days: 112
Mean rainfall per year: 11.8 inches (300 mm)
Mean snowfall per year: 60 inches (153 cm)
Mean total precipitation: 16.7 inches
Number of days with precipitation: 113
Elevation: 1053 metres (3,500 ft)
*Statistics Canada data from Federal Census.
Some Alberta Population Figures from Province of Alberta. All other local population data from the Okotoks Municipal Census (2008-2013).
Birth Data: Number of Babies Born (Okotoks only)
*Source- Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, Public Health- Rural South
Portrait of the Okotoks population as of Feb 8, 2012 Federal Census Release Date:
Okotoks population in 2011 was 24,511 and in 2006 it was 17,150 people.
42.9% growth in population in a 5 year period (2006-2011)
Population density per square kilometer: 1,273.8 in 2011 versus 924.4 in 2006.
Total private dwellings: 8,704
Total private dwelllings occupied by usual residents: 8,423
Land Area (square KM): 19.24
Portrait of the Okotoks population as May 29, 2012 Federal Census Release:
Median age of the Okotoks population is 34.1 years of age.
In Okotoks 24.8% of the citizens are 14 years of age or younger
Percentage of the population aged 15 and over: 75.2%
Percentage of the population 19 and under: 40%
Percentage of the population aged 20 to 59 years of age: 53.9%
Percentage of population 60 plus: 11%
Statistics Canada 2011 Census