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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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 65,527 0.5%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 63,255
Male population 30,840 48.8%
Female population 32,415 51.2%
Average age 41.1
Male population 48.8%
Female population 51.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 11,160 17.6%
15 to 24 7,245 11.4%
25 to 34 8,550 13.5%
35 to 44 7,965 12.6%
45 to 54 8,160 12.9%
55 to 64 8,955 14.2%
Over 65 11,225 17.7%
Under 14 17.6%
15 to 24 11.4%
25 to 34 13.5%
35 to 44 12.6%
45 to 54 12.9%
55 to 64 14.2%
Over 65 17.7%
There are 63,255 residents in Medicine Hat, with an average age of 41.1. Males make up 48.8% of the population, while females account for 51.2%. Locals over 65 years old represent the largest age group in Medicine Hat (11,225 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (11,160 people).

What is the marital status of Medicine Hat residents?

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% of Total
Married 25,595 49.1%
Common law 5,275 10.1%
Single 12,330 23.7%
Separated 1,390 2.7%
Divorced 4,135 7.9%
Widowed 3,370 6.5%
Married 49.1%
Common law 10.1%
Single 23.7%
Separated 2.7%
Divorced 7.9%
Widowed 6.5%
A total of 12,330 people in Medicine Hat have never been married (which represents 23.7% of the population). Wedded people in Medicine Hat (25,595 locals) account for 49.1% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 10.1% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 5,275 people).

What are the employment statistics in Medicine Hat?

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Unemployment rate 10.0%
% of Total
Management 2,605 8.8%
Business, finance and administration 4,035 13.7%
Natural and applied sciences 1,340 4.5%
Health 2,700 9.1%
Education, law, community and government services 3,225 10.9%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 520 1.8%
Sales and service 7,680 26.0%
Trades and transport 5,140 17.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 1,150 3.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 1,135 3.8%
Management 8.8%
Business, finance and administration 13.7%
Natural and applied sciences 4.5%
Health 9.1%
Education, law, community and government services 10.9%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 1.8%
Sales and service 26.0%
Trades and transport 17.4%
Natural resources and agriculture 3.9%
Manufacturing and utilities 3.8%
Medicine Hat has an unemployment rate of 10%. Regarding the most common jobs in Medicine Hat, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (7,680 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (5,140 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (4,035 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Medicine Hat?

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% of Total
English 61,045 98.5%
French 600 1.0%
English and French 65 0.1%
Neither English nor French 275 0.4%
The majority of Medicine Hat residents (that’s 98.5%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Medicine Hat?

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Median household income $72,806
Median after-tax household income $64,067
The median household income in Medicine Hat is $72,806, while the median after-tax household income sits at $64,067 per year.

How many households are there in Medicine Hat?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 26,650
Owned households 19,030 71.4%
Rented households 7,620 28.6%
Owned households 71.4%
Rented households 28.6%

Household size

Average household size 2.3
% of Total
1 person 7,810 29.3%
2 person 10,185 38.2%
3 person 3,605 13.5%
4 person 3,315 12.4%
5 person 1,735 6.5%
1 person 29.3%
2 person 38.2%
3 person 13.5%
4 person 12.4%
5 person 6.5%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 5,245 19.7%
35 to 44 4,595 17.2%
45 to 54 4,805 18.0%
55 to 64 5,315 20.0%
Over 65 6,685 25.1%
Under 34 19.7%
35 to 44 17.2%
45 to 54 18.0%
55 to 64 20.0%
Over 65 25.1%
There is a total of 26,650 households in Medicine Hat, 71.4% of which are owner-occupied and 28.6% 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 (10,185 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (7,810 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Medicine Hat, at 25.1%.

What are the housing characteristics in Medicine Hat?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,940 7.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 3,010 11.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 2,520 9.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 5,730 21.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 3,060 11.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 3,700 13.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 5,625 21.1%
After 2011 1,065 4.0%
Before 1945 7.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 11.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 9.5%
Between 1971 and 1980 21.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 11.5%
Between 1991 and 2000 13.9%
Between 2001 and 2010 21.1%
After 2011 4.0%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 55 0.2%
1 bedroom 2,320 8.7%
2 bedrooms 6,640 24.9%
3 bedrooms 8,400 31.5%
4 or more bedroom 9,235 34.6%
No bedrooms 0.2%
1 bedroom 8.7%
2 bedrooms 24.9%
2 bedrooms 31.5%
4 or more bedroom 34.6%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 17,105 64.2%
Apartments 210 0.8%
Attached homes 8,545 32.1%
Movable homes 795 3.0%
Single-detached homes 64.2%
Apartments 0.8%
Attached homes 32.1%
Movable homes 3.0%
Median home value $280,147
Average home value $307,513

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 18,735 70.3%
Major repairs 1,495 5.6%
Minor repairs 6,425 24.1%
Regular maintenance 70.3%
Minor repairs 24.1%
Major repairs 5.6%
Single-detached houses account for 64.2% 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 $280,147 and the average figure sits at $307,513. Of all the properties in Medicine Hat, 4 or more bedrooms units include 9,235 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 8,400 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (70.3%) and minor repairs (24.1%).

What is the education level in Medicine Hat?

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% of Total
No diploma 10,630 21.0%
High school diploma 15,860 31.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 5,400 10.7%
College diploma 11,220 22.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,070 2.1%
University degree 6,400 12.6%
No diploma 21.0%
High school diploma 31.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 10.7%
College diploma 22.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.1%
University degree 12.6%
Approximately 31.4% of the population in Medicine Hat has a high school diploma (that’s 15,860 residents). Medicine Hat locals holding a college diploma (11,220 people) account for 22.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 12.6% of them hold a university degree (6,400 people).

What is the average commute time in Medicine Hat?

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Average commute time 18 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 25,835 91.8%
By public transit 615 2.2%
By bicycle/by walking 1,195 4.2%
By other methods 470 1.7%
By car, truck or van 91.8%
By public transit 2.2%
By bicycle/by walking 4.2%
By other methods 1.7%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 19,670 83.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 3,695 15.7%
Commute to a different province 225 1.0%
Commute within the same municipality 83.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 15.7%
Commute to a different province 1.0%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 15,060 53.6%
15 to 29 minutes 9,260 32.9%
30 to 44 minutes 1,775 6.3%
45 to 59 minutes 660 2.4%
More than 60 minutes 1,355 4.8%
Less than 15 minutes 53.6%
15 to 29 minutes 32.9%
30 to 44 minutes 6.3%
45 to 59 minutes 2.4%
More than 60 minutes 4.8%
Most employed people in Medicine Hat (15,060 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (9,260 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Medicine Hat is 18 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 (2016).
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.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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