(Photo by The City of Lacombe)

Lacombe’s population grows by more than seven per cent

Population grows to 13,985, up from 13,057 in 2016

  • Aug. 13, 2019 8:30 a.m.

Lacombe continues to grow, despite provincial economic struggles.

The city has grown from 13,057 people, according to the 2016 federal census, to 13,985, says this year’s municipal head count. That’s equal to a seven per cent boost.

The yearly growth rate in the city has been 2.37 per cent, with around 26 newcomers arriving each month.

Mayor Grant Creasey said steady growth is good for the city, especially during difficult economic times.

“For us to realize that type of positive growth each and every month — basically almost a person per day — is a very positive sign and speaks highly towards the quality of life we enjoy here in Lacombe,” he said.

Growth also means Lacombe can access further grant funding. Typically, allotments for Lacombe are around $210 per person, which amounted to $2,741,970 in 2016. The estimated grant allotment for 2019 is $2,936,850.

“The fact that growth is steady enables us to plan for it and keep our taxation under control — which is always forefront in everyone’s mind,” said Creasey.



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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