Demographics in Coquitlam, BC

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

What is the population of Coquitlam?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 148,625
Male population 73,005 49.1%
Female population 75,620 50.9%
Average age 41.4
Male population 49.1%
Female population 50.9%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 22,400 15.1%
15 to 24 17,870 12.0%
25 to 34 19,960 13.4%
35 to 44 21,085 14.2%
45 to 54 21,910 14.7%
55 to 64 21,135 14.2%
Over 65 24,270 16.3%
Under 14 15.1%
15 to 24 12.0%
25 to 34 13.4%
35 to 44 14.2%
45 to 54 14.7%
55 to 64 14.2%
Over 65 16.3%
There are 148,625 residents in Coquitlam, with an average age of 41.4. 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 Coquitlam (24,270 individuals), followed by those aged under 14 (22,400 people).

What is the marital status of Coquitlam residents?

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% of Total
Married 66,955 53.0%
Common law 8,560 6.8%
Single 35,730 28.3%
Separated 2,975 2.4%
Divorced 6,815 5.4%
Widowed 5,195 4.1%
Married 53.0%
Common law 6.8%
Single 28.3%
Separated 2.4%
Divorced 5.4%
Widowed 4.1%
A total of 35,730 people in Coquitlam have never been married (which represents 28.3% of the population). Wedded people in Coquitlam (66,955 locals) account for 53% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 6.8% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 8,560 people).

What are the employment statistics in Coquitlam?

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Unemployment rate 9.0%
% of Total
Management 975 1.2%
Business, finance and administration 16,085 20.3%
Natural and applied sciences 9,215 11.6%
Health 5,450 6.9%
Education, law, community and government services 9,265 11.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 3,175 4.0%
Sales and service 20,520 25.9%
Trades and transport 11,895 15.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 520 0.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 2,035 2.6%
Management 1.2%
Business, finance and administration 20.3%
Natural and applied sciences 11.6%
Health 6.9%
Education, law, community and government services 11.7%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 4.0%
Sales and service 25.9%
Trades and transport 15.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.7%
Manufacturing and utilities 2.6%
Coquitlam has an unemployment rate of 9%. Regarding the most common jobs in Coquitlam, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (20,520 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (16,085 individuals) and Trades and transport (11,895 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Coquitlam?

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% of Total
English 138,155 93.5%
French 1,330 0.9%
English and French 1,065 0.7%
Neither English nor French 7,185 4.9%
The majority of Coquitlam residents (that’s 93.5%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Coquitlam?

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Median household income $92,000
Median after-tax household income $82,000
The median household income in Coquitlam is $92,000, while the median after-tax household income sits at $82,000 per year.

How many households are there in Coquitlam?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 55,945
Owned households 38,790 69.3%
Rented households 17,155 30.7%
Owned households 69.3%
Rented households 30.7%

Household size

Average household size 2.6
% of Total
1 person 12,820 22.9%
2 person 17,730 31.7%
3 person 10,600 18.9%
4 person 9,625 17.2%
5 person 5,180 9.3%
1 person 22.9%
2 person 31.7%
3 person 18.9%
4 person 17.2%
5 person 9.3%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 8,280 14.8%
35 to 44 10,240 18.3%
45 to 54 11,765 21.0%
55 to 64 11,970 21.4%
Over 65 13,685 24.5%
Under 34 14.8%
35 to 44 18.3%
45 to 54 21.0%
55 to 64 21.4%
Over 65 24.5%
There is a total of 55,945 households in Coquitlam, 69.3% of which are owner-occupied and 30.7% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Coquitlam is 2.6 people. Of the total households here, those with 2 people living in them account for the largest share of the market (17,730 households), followed by establishments occupied by 1 person (12,820 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Coquitlam, at 24.5%.

What are the housing characteristics in Coquitlam?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 745 1.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 2,665 4.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 6,060 10.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 7,065 12.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 9,340 16.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 10,930 19.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 6,240 11.2%
After 2011 12,900 23.1%
Before 1945 1.3%
Between 1946 and 1960 4.8%
Between 1961 and 1970 10.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 12.6%
Between 1981 and 1990 16.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 19.5%
Between 2001 and 2010 11.2%
After 2011 23.1%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 490 0.9%
1 bedroom 8,755 15.6%
2 bedrooms 15,330 27.4%
3 bedrooms 12,825 22.9%
4 or more bedroom 18,550 33.2%
No bedrooms 0.9%
1 bedroom 15.6%
2 bedrooms 27.4%
2 bedrooms 22.9%
4 or more bedroom 33.2%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 19,705 35.2%
Apartments 8,370 15.0%
Attached homes 27,630 49.4%
Movable homes 250 0.4%
Single-detached homes 35.2%
Apartments 15.0%
Attached homes 49.4%
Movable homes 0.4%
Median home value $1,100,000
Average home value $1,147,000

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 41,955 75.0%
Major repairs 2,475 4.4%
Minor repairs 11,515 20.6%
Regular maintenance 75.0%
Minor repairs 20.6%
Major repairs 4.4%
Single-detached houses account for 35.2% of the residential buildings in Coquitlam. Apartments make up 15% of the Coquitlam housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $1,100,000 and the average figure sits at $1,147,000. Of all the properties in Coquitlam, 4 or more bedrooms units include 18,550 (the highest share) and 2 bedrooms units have 15,330 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (75%) and minor repairs (20.6%).

What is the education level in Coquitlam?

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% of Total
No diploma 12,775 10.2%
High school diploma 34,305 27.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 7,525 6.0%
College diploma 20,235 16.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 5,235 4.2%
University degree 45,000 36.0%
No diploma 10.2%
High school diploma 27.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 6.0%
College diploma 16.2%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 4.2%
University degree 36.0%
Approximately 27.4% of the population in Coquitlam has a high school diploma (that’s 34,305 residents). Coquitlam locals holding a college diploma (20,235 people) account for 16.2% of the resident pool. Additionally, 36% of them hold a university degree (45,000 people).

What is the average commute time in Coquitlam?

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Average commute time 30 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 42,780 80.2%
By public transit 6,805 12.8%
By bicycle/by walking 2,660 5.0%
By other methods 1,120 2.1%
By car, truck or van 80.2%
By public transit 12.8%
By bicycle/by walking 5.0%
By other methods 2.1%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 12,820 29.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 30,710 70.4%
Commute to a different province 115 0.3%
Commute within the same municipality 29.4%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 70.4%
Commute to a different province 0.3%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 10,720 20.1%
15 to 29 minutes 16,240 30.4%
30 to 44 minutes 13,850 26.0%
45 to 59 minutes 6,740 12.6%
More than 60 minutes 5,810 10.9%
Less than 15 minutes 20.1%
15 to 29 minutes 30.4%
30 to 44 minutes 26.0%
45 to 59 minutes 12.6%
More than 60 minutes 10.9%
Most employed people in Coquitlam (16,240 individuals) travel 15 to 29 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 30 to 44 min (13,850 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Coquitlam is 30 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Coquitlam locals commute to another municipality within the same province 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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