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Thunder Bay area population inches upward

Population reached 127,201 by July 2019.
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THUNDER BAY — New data from Statistics Canada shows the population of the Thunder Bay area continued to grow modestly last year.

The federal agency estimates that the city and its surrounding townships had 127,201 residents in July 2019.

That's an increase of roughly 1,000 from 2018.

The Census Metropolitan Area of Thunder Bay includes the city, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah, Neebing, Conmee, O'Connor, Gillies and Fort William First Nation.

Statistics Canada figures show that since the 2016 census, the CMA population has grown by 2,361.

The agency annually adjusts the most recent census data to take into account factors such as births, deaths, international and internal migration, and incompletely enumerated First Nations reserves.

The next census will be conducted in 2021.

THUNDER BAY METROPOLITAN AREA POPULATION ESTIMATES BY YEAR

  • 2019 – 127,201
  • 2018 – 126,286
  • 2017 – 125,542
  • 2016 – 124,840
  • 2015 – 124,719

Source:  Statistics Canada



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