Demographics in Granby, QC

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

What is the population of Granby?

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Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2021 69,025
Male population 33,615 48.7%
Female population 35,410 51.3%
Average age 45.6
Male population 48.7%
Female population 51.3%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 10,580 15.3%
15 to 24 6,565 9.5%
25 to 34 7,155 10.4%
35 to 44 8,055 11.7%
45 to 54 7,700 11.2%
55 to 64 11,175 16.2%
Over 65 17,790 25.8%
Under 14 15.3%
15 to 24 9.5%
25 to 34 10.4%
35 to 44 11.7%
45 to 54 11.2%
55 to 64 16.2%
Over 65 25.8%
There are 69,025 residents in Granby, with an average age of 45.6. 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 Granby (17,790 individuals), followed by those aged 55 to 64 (11,175 people).

What is the marital status of Granby residents?

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% of Total
Married 16,825 28.8%
Common law 15,270 26.1%
Single 16,375 28.0%
Separated 735 1.3%
Divorced 5,145 8.8%
Widowed 4,095 7.0%
Married 28.8%
Common law 26.1%
Single 28.0%
Separated 1.3%
Divorced 8.8%
Widowed 7.0%
A total of 16,375 people in Granby have never been married (which represents 28% of the population). Wedded people in Granby (16,825 locals) account for 28.8% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 26.1% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 15,270 people).

What are the employment statistics in Granby?

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Unemployment rate 5.6%
% of Total
Management 415 1.2%
Business, finance and administration 4,860 14.7%
Natural and applied sciences 2,060 6.2%
Health 2,495 7.5%
Education, law, community and government services 3,480 10.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 790 2.4%
Sales and service 9,000 27.2%
Trades and transport 6,010 18.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 585 1.8%
Manufacturing and utilities 3,450 10.4%
Management 1.2%
Business, finance and administration 14.7%
Natural and applied sciences 6.2%
Health 7.5%
Education, law, community and government services 10.5%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 2.4%
Sales and service 27.2%
Trades and transport 18.1%
Natural resources and agriculture 1.8%
Manufacturing and utilities 10.4%
Granby has an unemployment rate of 5.6%. Regarding the most common jobs in Granby, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (9,000 individuals), followed by those in Trades and transport (6,010 individuals) and Business, finance and administration (4,860 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Granby?

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% of Total
English 1,715 2.5%
French 65,020 96.0%
English and French 725 1.1%
Neither English nor French 265 0.4%
The majority of Granby residents (that’s 96%) speak French.

What is the median household income in Granby?

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Median household income $62,800
Median after-tax household income $55,600
The median household income in Granby is $62,800, while the median after-tax household income sits at $55,600 per year.

How many households are there in Granby?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 31,850
Owned households 17,270 54.2%
Rented households 14,580 45.8%
Owned households 54.2%
Rented households 45.8%

Household size

Average household size 2.1
% of Total
1 person 12,200 38.3%
2 person 11,690 36.7%
3 person 3,425 10.8%
4 person 2,855 9.0%
5 person 1,690 5.3%
1 person 38.3%
2 person 36.7%
3 person 10.8%
4 person 9.0%
5 person 5.3%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 4,735 14.9%
35 to 44 4,860 15.3%
45 to 54 4,765 15.0%
55 to 64 6,970 21.9%
Over 65 10,515 33.0%
Under 34 14.9%
35 to 44 15.3%
45 to 54 15.0%
55 to 64 21.9%
Over 65 33.0%
There is a total of 31,850 households in Granby, 54.2% of which are owner-occupied and 45.8% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Granby is 2.1 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (12,200 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (11,690 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Granby, at 33%.

What are the housing characteristics in Granby?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 1,660 5.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 4,320 13.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 3,745 11.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 4,950 15.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 5,320 16.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 3,200 10.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 4,375 13.7%
After 2011 4,275 13.4%
Before 1945 5.2%
Between 1946 and 1960 13.6%
Between 1961 and 1970 11.8%
Between 1971 and 1980 15.5%
Between 1981 and 1990 16.7%
Between 1991 and 2000 10.0%
Between 2001 and 2010 13.7%
After 2011 13.4%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 225 0.7%
1 bedroom 4,435 13.9%
2 bedrooms 11,945 37.5%
3 bedrooms 10,225 32.1%
4 or more bedroom 5,015 15.8%
No bedrooms 0.7%
1 bedroom 13.9%
2 bedrooms 37.5%
2 bedrooms 32.1%
4 or more bedroom 15.8%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 12,365 38.8%
Apartments 515 1.6%
Attached homes 18,490 58.0%
Movable homes 485 1.5%
Single-detached homes 38.8%
Apartments 1.6%
Attached homes 58.0%
Movable homes 1.5%
Median home value $270,000
Average home value $297,200

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 24,135 75.8%
Major repairs 1,395 4.4%
Minor repairs 6,320 19.8%
Regular maintenance 75.8%
Minor repairs 19.8%
Major repairs 4.4%
Single-detached houses account for 38.8% of the residential buildings in Granby. Apartments make up 1.6% of the Granby housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $270,000 and the average figure sits at $297,200. Of all the properties in Granby, 2 bedrooms units include 11,945 (the highest share) and 3 bedrooms units have 10,225 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (75.8%) and minor repairs (19.8%).

What is the education level in Granby?

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% of Total
No diploma 12,915 23.0%
High school diploma 15,045 26.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 9,680 17.3%
College diploma 9,275 16.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 1,705 3.0%
University degree 7,405 13.2%
No diploma 23.0%
High school diploma 26.8%
Apprenticeship diploma 17.3%
College diploma 16.6%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 3.0%
University degree 13.2%
Approximately 26.8% of the population in Granby has a high school diploma (that’s 15,045 residents). Granby locals holding a college diploma (9,275 people) account for 16.6% of the resident pool. Additionally, 13.2% of them hold a university degree (7,405 people).

What is the average commute time in Granby?

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Average commute time 18 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 25,740 92.0%
By public transit 250 0.9%
By bicycle/by walking 1,615 5.8%
By other methods 360 1.3%
By car, truck or van 92.0%
By public transit 0.9%
By bicycle/by walking 5.8%
By other methods 1.3%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 16,840 67.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 8,010 32.2%
Commute to a different province 20 0.1%
Commute within the same municipality 67.7%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 32.2%
Commute to a different province 0.1%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 14,525 51.9%
15 to 29 minutes 8,090 28.9%
30 to 44 minutes 2,870 10.3%
45 to 59 minutes 1,315 4.7%
More than 60 minutes 1,175 4.2%
Less than 15 minutes 51.9%
15 to 29 minutes 28.9%
30 to 44 minutes 10.3%
45 to 59 minutes 4.7%
More than 60 minutes 4.2%
Most employed people in Granby (14,525 individuals) travel less than 15 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (8,090 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Granby is 18 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Granby 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.