Census reveals highest growth in work camp population

The 2012 municipal census results are in, boasting an 11.6% increase in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s total population since the 2010 census.

This year’s census was met with a 94.5% completion rate, and extrapolated to 95.5%, the municipality’s population sits at 116,407, with 72,944 residents living in the urban service area of Fort McMurray, 4,192 living in the rural communities, and 39,271 classified as a “non-permanent population” living in project accommodations such as work sites or camps.

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