Edmonton Profile

About Edmonton 

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The City of Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the “Calgary–Edmonton Corridor”. The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta’s second-largest city and Canada’s fifth-largest municipality. 

Also in 2016, Edmonton had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Edmonton is North America’s northernmost city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an EdmontonianEdmonton’s historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place) and a series of annexations ending in 1982. 

Known as the “Gateway to the North” the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories. Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City”. It is home to North America’s largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world’s largest mall from 1981 until 2004),and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum.

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Moneysense Magazine Statistical Profile 2017

Rank (2016): 48

Average Household Net Worth:

Average Value of Primary Real Estate:

Occupied Private Dwellings by Tenure Owned %:

Population: 973,755

Population Change (2012 to 2017): 12.2%

Unemployment Rate (Est.): 10.1%

Median Household Income: $84,865

Average Household Discretionary Income: $59,056

Average Household Net Worth: $510,793

Average Value Of Primary Real Estate: $469,827

Home to income ratio: 4.31

Rent to income ratio: 13.50%

Income Tax: $9,110.00

Sales Tax: 5.00%

Average Property Tax:1.0%

Average Property Tax: $1,680.13

Average Property Tax As A Percentage Of Average Income: 1.50%

Travel To Work By Walking: 3.3%

Travel To Work By Bicycle: 0.9%

Travel To Work By Public Transit: 9.6%

Total Annual Rainfall (Mm): 348

Days With Precipitation Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 123

Days With Rainfall Greater Than Or Equal To 0.2 Mm: 77

Days With Daily Min Temperature Greater Than 0°C: 185

Days With Daily Max Temperature Greater Than 20°C: 88

Crime Rate – 5-Year-Change: 2%

Crime Rate Per 100,000: 8760

Crime Severity Index: 111.7

Violent Crime Severity Index: 122.3

Owned Homes: 66.0%

Rented Homes: 34.0%

Employed In Health Care: 6.3%

Offices Of Doctors Of Medicine Per ‘000: 1.01

Doctors Per ‘000: 2.6

Employed In Arts And Rec: 2%

Community: 101.7

*Profile Summary via Wikipedia, MoneySense Magazine