City's population grows by 739 says B.C. Stats

The city's population grew marginally over the course of 2018, according to a year-end estimate from B.C. Stats.

It stood at 78,675, an increase of 739 people from 2017.

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B.C. Stats takes the most recent federal census figures, from 2016, 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 estimates.

For the Fraser-Fort George Regional District as a whole, the estimate stood at 100,359, up 880 people with 16,100 living in unincorporated areas, up 142.

Community by community, Mackenzie was home to 3,858 people, down 25, Valemount stood at 1,076, up 22, and McBride stood at 640, up two.

Looking at the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District, its count was 40,059, up 203, with 20,397 in the unincorporated areas, up 242.

For Smithers, the count was 5,706, up 45, for Vanderhoof, it was 4,644, up 39, for Houston it was 3,136, up six, for Burns Lake it was 1,185, down 15, for Fort St. James it was 1,613, down 52, for Telkwa, it was 1,404, up three, for Fraser Lake it was 1,015, down three, and for Granisle it was 309, down nine.

The Cariboo Regional District's population was 65,312, up 377, with 41,400 living in the unincorporated areas, up 257.

For Williams Lake it was 11,359 , up 67, for Quesnel it was 10,428, up 40, and for 100 Mile House it was 1,892, down three.

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