Airdrie is a part of the fastest-growing region in Alberta.

According to Statistics Canada, Calgary’s metro area and Edmonton’s metro area grew by a total of 159,000 people in 2023.

As of July 1, 2023, the population of the Calgary metro area increased from 1,586,725 in 2022 to 1,682,509, while the population of the Edmonton metro area increased from 1,500,536 in 2022 to 1,563,571 during the same period.

Communities within the Calgary metro area include Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere, Langdon, Crossfield, Irricana and Rocky View County.

AirdrieMap of the Calgary metro area provided by Statistics Canada.

Calgary's metro area was one of the fastest growing in all of Canada. The entry of new Albertans, including both temporary and permanent residents, accounted for the majority of the population growth in both the Calgary and Edmonton areas. From 2019 to 2023, Calgary's metro area saw 179.214 new residents.

All census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations (the act of gathering the rest of the information) for Alberta rose from 3,722,557 to 3,898,374 from 2022 to 2023.

As of January 1, 2024, Alberta’s population was 4,800,768 according to the provincial government.

The population of Airdrie as of April 1, 2023, was 80,649 and reflected an increase of 14.29 per cent over the last census in 2019. City estimates show that in 2024, there may be more growth, with Airdrie adding over 3,000 more residents, signalling an approximate 4 per cent growth. 

A municipal census was not completed from 2020 – 2022 due to COVID-19.

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