Canada’s census results are in and Statistics Canada states that the population of Okotoks in 2016 is 28,881.
The census collects demographic information on every man, woman and child living in Canada. Information from the census will be used by governments, businesses, associations, community organizations and many others to make important decisions for your community, your province or territory, and the entire country.
Census information is important for your community and is used in planning services such as schools, public transportation, senior housing and police and fire services.
Population estimates obtained from the census are used to allocate transfer payments from the federal government to the provinces and territories, and from the provinces to municipalities.