City's population grows by 1,058 says BC Stats

The city's population stood at 82,290 people as of mid-2020, according to recently-released numbers from the provincial government's B.C. Stats service, up 1,058 from the same point in 2019.

The count made Prince George the 18th most populous municipality in the province. Vancouver was the largest at 697,266, followed by Surrey at 598,530.

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For the province as a whole, the total stood at 5,147,712, up by more than 56,757 people. B.C. Stats takes the most recent federal census figures, from 2016 in this case, and looks at various indicators - notably BC Hydro connections and B.C. health client registry numbers in the case of small population communities - to come up with the estimates.

For the Fraser-Fort George Regional District as a whole, the estimate stood at 103,975, up 842 people with 16,130 living in unincorporated areas, down 71.

Community by community, Mackenzie was home to 3,830 people, down 177, Valemount stood at 1,054, up 27, and McBride stood at 671, up five.

Looking at the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, its count was 39,713, up 131, with 19,918 in the unincorporated areas, up 149.

For Smithers, the count was 5,664, down seven, for Vanderhoof, it was 4,665, down nine, for Houston it was 3,147, up 19, for Burns Lake it was 1,869, down two, for Fort St. James it was 1,746, up 61, for Telkwa, it was 1,432, up 28, for Fraser Lake it was 963, up 15, and for Granisle it was 309, down one.

The Cariboo Regional District's population was 65,575, up 223, with 41,417 living in the unincorporated areas, up 134.

For Williams Lake it was 11,559, up 103, for Quesnel it was 10,356, down 12, for 100 Mile House it was 2,012, down two, and for Wells, it was 231, unchanged.

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