February 8, 2017 2:29 pm
Updated: February 8, 2017 9:54 pm

Kelowna 6th-fastest growing city in Canada

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Kelowna’s growth rate has slowed somewhat but the city remains one of the fastest growing in Canada.

According to the latest census numbers released today, more than 127,000 people now call Kelowna home. That’s an increase of about 10,000 since the 2011 census.

The city’s population growth rate was 8.4 per cent between 2011 and 2016.

That’s down from 10.8 per cent growth between 2006 and 2011.

Despite the slight drop, Kelowna remains the sixth-fastest growing city in Canada.

The top 10 are Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Lethbridge, Kelowna, Guelph, Ont., Victoria, Oshawa, Ont. Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Vernon, Penticton, Summerland, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland and Summerland all saw slight growth between 2011 and 2016.

Here is a list of Okanagan communities with population updates and growth percentage.

Kelowna            127,380       +8.6%

Vernon             40,116        +5.1%

Penticton          33,761        +2.7%

West Kelowna   32,655        +5.7%

Salmon Arm       17,706        +1.4%

Lake Country     12,922       +10.4%

Summerland     11,615        +3.0%

Coldstream         10,648        +3.2%

Revelstoke        7,547        +5.7%

Peachland           5,428        +4.4%

Armstrong           5,114        +5.9%

Spallumcheen      5,106        +1.3%

Osoyoos             5,085        +5.0%

Oliver              4,928        +2.2%

Grand Forks         4,049        +1.6%

Enderby             2,964        +1.1%

Princeton           2,828       +3.8%

Sicamous            2,429       -0.5%

Okanagan Falls   2,230       +3.4%

Lumby               1,833       +5.9%

Nakusp              1,605       +2.3%

Keremeos            1,502      +12.9%

Greenwood             665       -6.5%

Midway                649       -3.7%

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