Castlegar’s population rose in 2015

Castlegar’s population increased by an estimated 1.8 per cent, or 144 people, in 2015.

Castlegar’s population increased by an estimated 1.8 per cent in 2015, according to BC Stats.

The city’s population increased from 7,809 in 2014 to 7,953 in 2015, for a total of 144 new Castlegarites.

This is the first population increase Castlegar has seen in a four year period. From 2011 to 2012 there was a decrease of 0.4 per cent, from 2012 to 2013 a decrease of 1.1, and a decrease of 0.2 per cent from 2013 to 2014.

In comparison, Nelson’ population increased by 3.2 per cent (333 people) in 2015, Trail’s increased by o.3 per cent (20 people) and Rossland’s decreased by 0.8 per cent (29 people).

Overall, the Central Kootenay’s population (including Castlegar and Nelson) increased by 0.8 per cent in 2015, with New Denver seeing the biggest growth at 4.8 per cent (24 people) and Creston seeing the biggest loss with a 5.4 per cent decrease (270).


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