Demographics in Slave Lake, AB

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

What is the population of Slave Lake?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 7,024 1.1%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 6,650
Male population 3,315 49.8%
Female population 3,335 50.2%
Average age 33.0
Male population 49.8%
Female population 50.2%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 1,580 23.7%
15 to 24 950 14.3%
25 to 34 1,130 17.0%
35 to 44 1,040 15.6%
45 to 54 845 12.7%
55 to 64 670 10.1%
Over 65 440 6.6%
Under 14 23.7%
15 to 24 14.3%
25 to 34 17.0%
35 to 44 15.6%
45 to 54 12.7%
55 to 64 10.1%
Over 65 6.6%
There are 6,650 residents in Slave Lake, with an average age of 33.0. Males make up 49.8% of the population, while females account for 50.2%. Locals under 14 years old represent the largest age group in Slave Lake (1,580 individuals), followed by those aged 25 to 34 (1,130 people).

What is the marital status of Slave Lake residents?

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% of Total
Married 2,265 44.6%
Common law 820 16.1%
Single 1,440 28.4%
Separated 150 3.0%
Divorced 250 4.9%
Widowed 155 3.0%
Married 44.6%
Common law 16.1%
Single 28.4%
Separated 3.0%
Divorced 4.9%
Widowed 3.0%
A total of 1,440 people in Slave Lake have never been married (which represents 28.4% of the population). Wedded people in Slave Lake (2,265 locals) account for 44.6% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 16.1% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 820 people).

What are the employment statistics in Slave Lake?

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Unemployment rate 7.7%
% of Total
Management 355 10.0%
Business, finance and administration 495 14.0%
Natural and applied sciences 145 4.1%
Health 180 5.1%
Education, law, community and government services 435 12.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 70 2.0%
Sales and service 810 22.8%
Trades and transport 635 17.9%
Natural resources and agriculture 195 5.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 225 6.4%
Management 10.0%
Business, finance and administration 14.0%
Natural and applied sciences 4.1%
Health 5.1%
Education, law, community and government services 12.3%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.0%
Sales and service 22.8%
Trades and transport 17.9%
Natural resources and agriculture 5.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 6.4%
Slave Lake has an unemployment rate of 7.7%. Regarding the most common jobs in Slave Lake, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (810 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (635 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (495 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Slave Lake?

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% of Total
English 6,505 98.0%
French 100 1.5%
English and French 5 0.1%
Neither English nor French 25 0.4%
The majority of Slave Lake residents (that’s 98%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Slave Lake?

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Median household income $105,632
Median after-tax household income $88,608
The median household income in Slave Lake is $105,632, while the median after-tax household income sits at $88,608 per year.

How many households are there in Slave Lake?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 2,325
Owned households 1,570 67.5%
Rented households 755 32.5%
Owned households 67.5%
Rented households 32.5%

Household size

Average household size 2.8
% of Total
1 person 445 19.1%
2 person 715 30.7%
3 person 460 19.7%
4 person 420 18.0%
5 person 290 12.4%
1 person 19.1%
2 person 30.7%
3 person 19.7%
4 person 18.0%
5 person 12.4%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 2,410 71.2%
35 to 44 645 19.0%
45 to 54 150 4.4%
55 to 64 50 1.5%
Over 65 130 3.8%
Under 34 71.2%
35 to 44 19.0%
45 to 54 4.4%
55 to 64 1.5%
Over 65 3.8%
There is a total of 2,325 households in Slave Lake, 67.5% of which are owner-occupied and 32.5% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Slave Lake is 2.8 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (715 households), followed by establishments occupied by 3 people (460 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is under 34 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Slave Lake, at 71.2%.

What are the housing characteristics in Slave Lake?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 10 0.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 30 1.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 125 5.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 460 19.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 415 17.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 310 13.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 405 17.4%
After 2011 570 24.5%
Before 1945 0.4%
Between 1946 and 1960 1.3%
Between 1961 and 1970 5.4%
Between 1971 and 1980 19.8%
Between 1981 and 1990 17.8%
Between 1991 and 2000 13.3%
Between 2001 and 2010 17.4%
After 2011 24.5%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
1 bedroom 115 4.9%
2 bedrooms 345 14.8%
3 bedrooms 955 41.0%
4 or more bedroom 915 39.3%
1 bedroom 4.9%
2 bedrooms 14.8%
2 bedrooms 41.0%
4 or more bedroom 39.3%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 1,220 52.4%
Attached homes 705 30.3%
Movable homes 405 17.4%
Single-detached homes 52.4%
Attached homes 30.3%
Movable homes 17.4%
Median home value $354,753
Average home value $367,568

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 1,565 67.2%
Major repairs 135 5.8%
Minor repairs 630 27.0%
Regular maintenance 67.2%
Minor repairs 27.0%
Major repairs 5.8%
Single-detached houses account for 52.4% of the residential buildings in Slave Lake. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $354,753 and the average figure sits at $367,568. Of all the properties in Slave Lake, 3 bedrooms units include 955 (the highest share) and 4 or more bedrooms units have 915 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (67.2%) and minor repairs (27%).

What is the education level in Slave Lake?

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% of Total
No diploma 1,090 22.1%
High school diploma 1,515 30.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 445 9.0%
College diploma 945 19.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 180 3.6%
University degree 750 15.2%
No diploma 22.1%
High school diploma 30.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 9.0%
College diploma 19.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.6%
University degree 15.2%
Approximately 30.8% of the population in Slave Lake has a high school diploma (that’s 1,515 residents). Slave Lake locals holding a college diploma (945 people) account for 19.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 15.2% of them hold a university degree (750 people).

What is the average commute time in Slave Lake?

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Average commute time 14 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 3,050 89.8%
By public transit 15 0.4%
By bicycle/by walking 320 9.4%
By other methods 10 0.3%
By car, truck or van 89.8%
By public transit 0.4%
By bicycle/by walking 9.4%
By other methods 0.3%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 2,400 84.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 455 15.9%
Commute within the same municipality 84.1%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 15.9%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 2,410 71.2%
15 to 29 minutes 645 19.0%
30 to 44 minutes 150 4.4%
45 to 59 minutes 50 1.5%
More than 60 minutes 130 3.8%
Less than 15 minutes 71.2%
15 to 29 minutes 19.0%
30 to 44 minutes 4.4%
45 to 59 minutes 1.5%
More than 60 minutes 3.8%
Most employed people in Slave Lake (2,410 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (645 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Slave Lake is 14 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Slave Lake 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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