Demographics in Lethbridge, AB

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Lethbridge?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 98,400
Male population 48,330 49.1%
Female population 50,070 50.9%
Average age 40.2
Male population 49.1%
Female population 50.9%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 17,060 17.3%
15 to 24 13,345 13.6%
25 to 34 14,375 14.6%
35 to 44 13,080 13.3%
45 to 54 10,850 11.0%
55 to 64 11,885 12.1%
Over 65 17,810 18.1%
Under 14 17.3%
15 to 24 13.6%
25 to 34 14.6%
35 to 44 13.3%
45 to 54 11.0%
55 to 64 12.1%
Over 65 18.1%
There are 98,400 residents in Lethbridge, with an average age of 40.2. Males make up 49.1% of the population, while females account for 50.9%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Lethbridge (17,810 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (17,060 people).

What is the marital status of Lethbridge residents?

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% of Total
Married 37,250 45.8%
Common law 8,015 9.8%
Single 23,895 29.4%
Separated 1,845 2.3%
Divorced 6,095 7.5%
Widowed 4,245 5.2%
Married 45.8%
Common law 9.8%
Single 29.4%
Separated 2.3%
Divorced 7.5%
Widowed 5.2%
A total of 23,895 people in Lethbridge have never been married (which represents 29.4% of the population). Wedded people in Lethbridge (37,250 locals) account for 45.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 8,015 people).

What are the employment statistics in Lethbridge?

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Unemployment rate 9.4%
% of Total
Management 320 0.6%
Business, finance and administration 7,300 14.4%
Natural and applied sciences 2,515 5.0%
Health 5,470 10.8%
Education, law, community and government services 6,930 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1,140 2.2%
Sales and service 13,460 26.6%
Trades and transport 9,295 18.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,490 2.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,685 5.3%
Management 0.6%
Business, finance and administration 14.4%
Natural and applied sciences 5.0%
Health 10.8%
Education, law, community and government services 13.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.2%
Sales and service 26.6%
Trades and transport 18.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 2.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 5.3%
Lethbridge has an unemployment rate of 9.4%. Regarding the most common jobs in Lethbridge, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (13,460 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (9,295 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (7,300 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Lethbridge?

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% of Total
English 95,245 98.1%
French 790 0.8%
English and French 225 0.2%
Neither English nor French 820 0.8%
The majority of Lethbridge residents (that’s 98.1%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Lethbridge?

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Median household income $82,000
Median after-tax household income $73,000
The median household income in Lethbridge is $82,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $73,000 per year.

How many households are there in Lethbridge?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 40,225
Owned households 27,440 68.2%
Rented households 12,785 31.8%
Owned households 68.2%
Rented households 31.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.4
% of Total
1 person 11,535 28.7%
2 person 14,655 36.4%
3 person 5,855 14.6%
4 person 4,990 12.4%
5 person 3,190 7.9%
1 person 28.7%
2 person 36.4%
3 person 14.6%
4 person 12.4%
5 person 7.9%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 9,190 22.8%
35 to 44 7,180 17.8%
45 to 54 6,225 15.5%
55 to 64 7,060 17.6%
Over 65 10,565 26.3%
Under 34 22.8%
35 to 44 17.8%
45 to 54 15.5%
55 to 64 17.6%
Over 65 26.3%
There is a total of 40,225 households in Lethbridge, 68.2% of which are owner-occupied and 31.8% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Lethbridge is 2.4 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (14,655 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (11,535 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Lethbridge, at 26.3%.

What are the housing characteristics in Lethbridge?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 2,500 6.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 4,725 11.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 3,800 9.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 6,980 17.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 4,035 10.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 4,840 12.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 7,000 17.4%
After 2011 6,345 15.8%
Before 1945 6.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 11.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 9.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 17.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 10.0%
Between 1991 and 2000 12.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 17.4%
After 2011 15.8%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 225 0.6%
1 bedroom 3,175 7.9%
2 bedrooms 9,210 22.9%
3 bedrooms 12,485 31.0%
4 or more bedroom 15,130 37.6%
No bedrooms 0.6%
1 bedroom 7.9%
2 bedrooms 22.9%
2 bedrooms 31.0%
4 or more bedroom 37.6%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 25,180 62.6%
Apartments 825 2.0%
Attached homes 13,450 33.4%
Movable homes 765 1.9%
Single-detached homes 62.6%
Apartments 2.0%
Attached homes 33.4%
Movable homes 1.9%
Median home value $314,000
Average home value $338,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 28,945 72.0%
Major repairs 1,950 4.8%
Minor repairs 9,330 23.2%
Regular maintenance 72.0%
Minor repairs 23.2%
Major repairs 4.8%
Single-detached houses account for 62.6% of the residential buildings in Lethbridge. Apartments make up 2% of the Lethbridge housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $314,000 and the average figure sits at $338,000. Of all the properties in Lethbridge, 4 or more bedrooms units include 15,130 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 12,485 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (72%) and minor repairs (23.2%).

What is the education level in Lethbridge?

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% of Total
No diploma 11,655 14.7%
High school diploma 25,330 32.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 6,405 8.1%
College diploma 16,570 20.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,575 2.0%
University degree 17,690 22.3%
No diploma 14.7%
High school diploma 32.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 8.1%
College diploma 20.9%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.0%
University degree 22.3%
Approximately 32% of the population in Lethbridge has a high school diploma (that’s 25,330 residents). Lethbridge locals holding a college diploma (16,570 people) account for 20.9% of the resident pool. Additionally, 22.3% of them hold a university degree (17,690 people).

What is the average commute time in Lethbridge?

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Average commute time 16 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 37,285 91.6%
By public transit 930 2.3%
By bicycle/by walking 1,855 4.6%
By other methods 640 1.6%
By car, truck or van 91.6%
By public transit 2.3%
By bicycle/by walking 4.6%
By other methods 1.6%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 29,255 86.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 4,550 13.4%
Commute to a different province 220 0.6%
Commute within the same municipality 86.0%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 13.4%
Commute to a different province 0.6%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 21,350 52.4%
15 to 29 minutes 14,445 35.5%
30 to 44 minutes 2,705 6.6%
45 to 59 minutes 935 2.3%
More than 60 minutes 1,275 3.1%
Less than 15 minutes 52.4%
15 to 29 minutes 35.5%
30 to 44 minutes 6.6%
45 to 59 minutes 2.3%
More than 60 minutes 3.1%
Most employed people in Lethbridge (21,350 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (14,445 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Lethbridge is 16 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Lethbridge locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2021).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.

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