Demographics in Medicine Hat, AB

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

What is the population of Medicine Hat?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 63,275
Male population 30,795 48.7%
Female population 32,480 51.3%
Average age 42.7
Male population 48.7%
Female population 51.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 10,635 16.8%
15 to 24 7,075 11.2%
25 to 34 7,420 11.7%
35 to 44 8,555 13.5%
45 to 54 7,330 11.6%
55 to 64 8,985 14.2%
Over 65 13,270 21.0%
Under 14 16.8%
15 to 24 11.2%
25 to 34 11.7%
35 to 44 13.5%
45 to 54 11.6%
55 to 64 14.2%
Over 65 21.0%
There are 63,275 residents in Medicine Hat, with an average age of 42.7. Males make up 48.7% of the population, while females account for 51.3%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Medicine Hat (13,270 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (10,635 people).

What is the marital status of Medicine Hat residents?

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% of Total
Married 25,055 47.6%
Common law 5,145 9.8%
Single 13,125 24.9%
Separated 1,435 2.7%
Divorced 4,395 8.4%
Widowed 3,485 6.6%
Married 47.6%
Common law 9.8%
Single 24.9%
Separated 2.7%
Divorced 8.4%
Widowed 6.6%
A total of 13,125 people in Medicine Hat have never been married (which represents 24.9% of the population). Wedded people in Medicine Hat (25,055 locals) account for 47.6% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 9.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 5,145 people).

What are the employment statistics in Medicine Hat?

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Unemployment rate 12.0%
% of Total
Management 155 0.5%
Business, finance and administration 3,965 12.9%
Natural and applied sciences 1,380 4.5%
Health 3,180 10.3%
Education, law, community and government services 3,590 11.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 655 2.1%
Sales and service 8,825 28.6%
Trades and transport 6,070 19.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,675 5.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 1,325 4.3%
Management 0.5%
Business, finance and administration 12.9%
Natural and applied sciences 4.5%
Health 10.3%
Education, law, community and government services 11.6%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.1%
Sales and service 28.6%
Trades and transport 19.7%
Natural resources and agriculture 5.4%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.3%
Medicine Hat has an unemployment rate of 12%. Regarding the most common jobs in Medicine Hat, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (8,825 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (6,070 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (3,965 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Medicine Hat?

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% of Total
English 61,295 98.7%
French 515 0.8%
English and French 60 0.1%
Neither English nor French 245 0.4%
The majority of Medicine Hat residents (that’s 98.7%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Medicine Hat?

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Median household income $78,000
Median after-tax household income $69,500
The median household income in Medicine Hat is $78,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $69,500 per year.

How many households are there in Medicine Hat?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 27,215
Owned households 19,285 70.9%
Rented households 7,930 29.1%
Owned households 70.9%
Rented households 29.1%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 8,445 31.0%
2 person 10,380 38.1%
3 person 3,505 12.9%
4 person 3,155 11.6%
5 person 1,740 6.4%
1 person 31.0%
2 person 38.1%
3 person 12.9%
4 person 11.6%
5 person 6.4%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 4,570 16.8%
35 to 44 4,835 17.8%
45 to 54 4,460 16.4%
55 to 64 5,200 19.1%
Over 65 8,145 29.9%
Under 34 16.8%
35 to 44 17.8%
45 to 54 16.4%
55 to 64 19.1%
Over 65 29.9%
There is a total of 27,215 households in Medicine Hat, 70.9% of which are owner-occupied and 29.1% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Medicine Hat is 2.3 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (10,380 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (8,445 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Medicine Hat, at 29.9%.

What are the housing characteristics in Medicine Hat?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,950 7.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 2,730 10.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 2,670 9.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 5,830 21.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 3,070 11.3%
Between 1991 and 2000 3,780 13.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 5,095 18.7%
After 2011 2,100 7.7%
Before 1945 7.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 10.0%
Between 1961 and 1970 9.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 21.4%
Between 1981 and 1990 11.3%
Between 1991 and 2000 13.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 18.7%
After 2011 7.7%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 70 0.3%
1 bedroom 2,340 8.6%
2 bedrooms 6,825 25.1%
3 bedrooms 8,475 31.2%
4 or more bedroom 9,500 34.9%
No bedrooms 0.3%
1 bedroom 8.6%
2 bedrooms 25.1%
2 bedrooms 31.2%
4 or more bedroom 34.9%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 17,250 63.4%
Apartments 225 0.8%
Attached homes 8,875 32.6%
Movable homes 855 3.1%
Single-detached homes 63.4%
Apartments 0.8%
Attached homes 32.6%
Movable homes 3.1%
Median home value $300,000
Average home value $319,600

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 18,910 69.5%
Major repairs 1,305 4.8%
Minor repairs 7,000 25.7%
Regular maintenance 69.5%
Minor repairs 25.7%
Major repairs 4.8%
Single-detached houses account for 63.4% of the residential buildings in Medicine Hat. Apartments make up 0.8% of the Medicine Hat housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $300,000 and the average figure sits at $319,600. Of all the properties in Medicine Hat, 4 or more bedrooms units include 9,500 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 8,475 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (69.5%) and minor repairs (25.7%).

What is the education level in Medicine Hat?

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% of Total
No diploma 9,430 18.4%
High school diploma 16,930 33.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 5,300 10.4%
College diploma 10,845 21.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,175 2.3%
University degree 7,550 14.7%
No diploma 18.4%
High school diploma 33.0%
Apprenticeship diploma 10.4%
College diploma 21.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.3%
University degree 14.7%
Approximately 33% of the population in Medicine Hat has a high school diploma (that’s 16,930 residents). Medicine Hat locals holding a college diploma (10,845 people) account for 21.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 14.7% of them hold a university degree (7,550 people).

What is the average commute time in Medicine Hat?

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Average commute time 16 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 23,315 93.0%
By public transit 375 1.5%
By bicycle/by walking 995 4.0%
By other methods 390 1.6%
By car, truck or van 93.0%
By public transit 1.5%
By bicycle/by walking 4.0%
By other methods 1.6%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 17,170 84.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 2,855 14.1%
Commute to a different province 240 1.2%
Commute within the same municipality 84.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 14.1%
Commute to a different province 1.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 14,150 56.4%
15 to 29 minutes 7,880 31.4%
30 to 44 minutes 1,225 4.9%
45 to 59 minutes 570 2.3%
More than 60 minutes 1,250 5.0%
Less than 15 minutes 56.4%
15 to 29 minutes 31.4%
30 to 44 minutes 4.9%
45 to 59 minutes 2.3%
More than 60 minutes 5.0%
Most employed people in Medicine Hat (14,150 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (7,880 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Medicine Hat is 16 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Medicine Hat 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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