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Quick Facts - Demographic Profile

Demographic Information

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.
 
Location
to Calgary City Limits - 18 km
to Calgary International Airport - 64 km
to Edmonton - 328 km
to the U.S. Border - 287 km
 
Growth Rate
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.
 
Okotoks Residential Starts (Number of Permits Issued)

Year

Single Family

Multi-Units

Duplexes

Total

Total Estimated Value of Construction

2003

269

168

12

449

$10,419,725

2004

318

105

44

467

$55,030,470

2005

539

130

42

711

$90,723,520

2006

701

278

92

1071

$148,917,630

2007

461

342

60

863

$116,963,990

2008

274

16

12

302

$81,656,225

2009

223

14

0

237

$68,055,530

2010

296

10

1

307

$88,614,105

2011

217

8

2

227

$66,153,130

2012

231

4

0

235

$67,992,595

    2013

215

0

0

215

$65,821,435

 
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:

Okotoks Non-Residential and Miscellaneous Permits Issued

Year

Institutional

Commercial

Industrial

Miscellaneous

Total Permits

Total Estimated Value of Construction

2003

4

53

0

184

241

$21,006,331

2004

2

63

0

162

227

$8,883,115

2005

9

44

10

248

311

$28,813,562

2006

5

30

0

369

404

$9,227,561

2007

7

55

0

425

487

$39,525,627

2008

2

68

1

361

432

$51,893,549

2009

4

53

3

349

409

$29,904,602

2010

3

55

1

290

349

$36,775,498

2011

3

44

11

301

359

$12,646,153

2012

10

44

5

266

325

$30,391,161

2013

1

51

5

309

366

$29,850,529

Number of Businesses
Number of active business licenses year end 2013: 1,736. Of this amount there are 650 home based businesses, 541 storefront/industrial and 1,191 businesses are physically located in Okotoks. Over the past three years (2011-2013) there has been 9.8% net new business growth in Okotoks and 5% new growth of businesses located in Okotoks for 2013.  For questions please contact Economic Development at 403-938-8052.
Employment Base
Education, construction/trade, information technology, transportation & logistics, commercial business, manufacturing, professional & technical services, retail, home-based businesses, agriculture, tourism, and municipal government.
Major Employers
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.
Trade Area
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 Mean

C

F

Summer

22.7

73

Winter

-8.9

16


Climate
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)

Population

Okotoks

Alberta
2014 Municipal Census 27,331 N/A

2013 Municipal Census

26,319

N/A

2012 Municipal Census

24,962

N/A

2011*

24,511

3,645,257

2011 Municipal Census

23,981

N/A

2010 Municipal Census

23,201

N/A

2009 Municipal Census

21,690

3,632,086

2008 Municipal Census

19,996

3,545,176

2006*

17,145

3,290,350

2001*

11,664

2,974,807

1998*

8,528

2,696,826

*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)
Year
Number of Births
2004
344
2005
366
2006
486
2007
528

2008

544

2009

584

2010

381

2011

403

2012

373

2013

433

2014 280 (as of September 2014)
*Source- Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, Public Health- Rural South

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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

 

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