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Census 2016: This is the fastest growing municipality in Metro Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 08, 2017 8:27 am 12,668

The Township of Langley is growing more than ever.

According to the 2016 Census, Langley Township is the fastest growing municipality in the Metro Vancouver region.

And for all those who are not familiar with the township, it is not to be confused with the City of Langley, which is a politically separate entity.

Metro Vancouver (formally known as the Greater Vancouver Regional District) is comprised of 21 municipalities, one electoral area, and one Treaty First Nation. The main cities making up the Metro Vancouver region include:

  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Delta
  • Langley Township
  • Langley City
  • Maple Ridge
  • New Westminster
  • North Vancouver
  • Pitt Meadows
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Port Moody
  • Richmond
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • White Rock

The Census reports that Langley saw a 12.6% growth in population as the number of residents increased for 104,177 to 117,285 between 2011 and 2016.

Surrey comes in with the second-largest population growth, with an increase of 10.6% between 2011 and 2016.

Coquitlam and North Vancouver rank third with population increases of 9.8% increase between 2011 ad 2016.

What may come as a surprise is that Vancouver– British Columbia’s most populated city– has slowed in its population growth. The city’s population went up 6.5% which hovers close to the national average of 5%.

10 fastest growing cities in Metro Vancouver

  1. Langley Township- 117,285 (12.6% increase from 2011)
  2. Surrey- 517,887 (10.6% increase from 2011)
  3. Coquitlam- 139,284  (9.8% increase from 2011)
  4. North Vancouver -52,898 (9.8% increase from 2011)
  5. Maple Ridge- 82,256 (8.2% increase from 2011)
  6. New Westminster- 70,996 (7.6% increase from 2011)
  7. Chilliwack- 83,788 (7.5% increase from 2011)
  8. Port Coquitlam-58,612 (4.7% increase from 2011)
  9. Pitt Meadows- 18,573 (4.7% increase from 2011)
  10. Vancouver- 631,486 (4.6% increase from 2011)

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DH Vancouver Staff
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