By Lethbridge Herald on June 18, 2015.
Lethbridge continues to grow, with the official 2015 census results showing a population of 94,804, an increase of 1,800 (1.94 per cent) over the 2014 municipal census number. The strongest growth occurred in west Lethbridge, with 1,339 new residents.
â€œLethbridge consistently demonstrates a sustainable, healthy rate of growth,â€ said Mayor Chris Spearman, in a city press release. â€œStable growth allows the City of Lethbridge to plan for the future more effectively.â€
The City of Lethbridge conducts a census each year to provide an accurate count for provincial and federal per-capita grants. Funding from these sources helps fund construction of facilities such as the Crossings Leisure Complex, police headquarters expansion and Henderson Pool reconstruction.
â€œThe participation of residents and the commitment of census takers in our yearly census is greatly appreciated,â€ said David Sarsfield, deputy city clerk. â€œWithout the co-operation of our residents, we would not be able to collect the information that we require.â€
This was the first year the census takers used mobile devices to gather information at the door.Â The census determines the number of people living in each household as well as their ages and sex.Â