The population of Prince George has risen by close to 5000 residents in the last seven years.

According to 2018 Statistics Canada estimates, the city is currently at 78,675, up from last year by 739 people, and by 4823 residents from 2011.

Mayor Lyn Hall says the numbers show that efforts to keep people in the Northern Capital are working. He mentioned the Move Up Prince George website and numerous other partners.    

“We make a concerted effort every day to attract and retain people here in Prince George,” said Hall. 

“The partnerships with CNC, UNBC, Council’s involvement, the Economic Development office, to mention a few; that’s what you need to build a community.”     

According to Stats Can, the entire district of Fraser-Fort George has grown to 100,359 in 2018 from 93,949 in 2011. 

Since 2011, Mackenzie grew from 3546 to 3858. McBride went from 588 resident to 640,  Valemount increased from 1020 to 1076 and the unincorporated areas grew from 14943 to a population 16,110.