Airdrie population tops 80,000

Summer 2023

The city of Airdrie continues to grow at an astounding pace, with the official 2023 census results showing a total population of 80,649, a 14.29 per cent growth rate since the last municipal census in 2019. If you’re doing the math, that’s 10,085 new residents with 2,534 new dwellings, for an average of 2.81 residents per dwelling.

Due to COVID-19 a municipal census was not completed for the years 2020-2022.

“I am thrilled to announce the results of the 2023 municipal census which reflects Airdrie’s remarkable growth and showcases the vibrant and thriving community we continue to build,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “Each resident counted represents the diversity and collective spirit that makes Airdrie special.

“With our continued growth, we are aware of both opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. As Airdrie continues to evolve, we remain committed in providing essential infrastructure, improving critical services and supporting economic development while advocating for the city to ensure every resident has access to quality education and health care opportunities to enhance their quality of life.”
In the past four years, between April 2019 to the end of March 2023, 2,534 new homes were added in Airdrie, an increase of 9.67 per cent for a total of 28,744 dwellings. This includes single family and multi-family residential options with the communities of South Windsong, Canals and Midtown experiencing the greatest dwelling growth.

“Obtaining an accurate population count is crucial as it enables the City to create a meaningful demographic profile that assists the City in planning for future growth in areas such as transportation networks, locations of schools, parks and fire protection facilities and also helps to attract new business opportunities to Airdrie,” says Tammy Belsham, team leader of Legislative Services.”

For the truly curious, complete census results from 2016-2023 are available online at