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Calgary population sees smallest rise in nearly 30 years

Calgary's population increased by only 6,060 residents in the past year.

It appears the rush to head west to the land of milk and honey has flowed to a trickle, after the city released its 2010 census statistics.


The civic census results from April 2009 to April 2010 show Calgary's current population has hit 1,071,515 - or an increase of 6,060 people. This represents a 0.57% population growth year-year-over-year - and the slowest since 1984, the city said - a year where the city saw its population decrease by 0.14%


Seven city communities grew by 100 per cent or more in the census period, with the primary population growth in new suburban communities.


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