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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

On March 19, 2020, the City decided to close public access to City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations. While we are closed to the public, our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Population Growth and Rate of Change

“Population growth and rate of change” are indicators of sustainable growth.  Population growth is a fundamental driver of the City’s business plan and budget planning process.  

How are we doing?

The City of Saskatoon estimated our July 1, 2019 population to be 272,211. This estimate is based on a projected annual growth rate of 1.5% from July 2018 to July 2019. 

Data Table
Population Growth and Rate of Change

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July 20(F) July 21(F)
City of Saskatoon Annual Estimate 230201 237219 242634 247338 250746 256711 262993 268188 272211    
Population Projection - 1.0% growth rate                 272211 276294 280439
Population Projection - 1.5% growth rate                 272211 277655 283208
Population Projection - 2.0% growth rate                 272211 279016 285992


Population growth and growth rate are indicators of sustainable growth and community success.  The overall vision of the City of Saskatoon’s (CoS) Strategic Plan 2013-2023 is to continue to grow and prosper.  Population growth is necessary to provide sufficient labour for Saskatoon’s continued economic growth.  Population growth also provides opportunity for other aspects of the community to grow and diversify including business, education, culture, recreation, and overall financial stability.

Population growth is a fundamental driver of the City’s business plan and budget planning process.  City infrastructure investments are based on population growth. The return on those investments often depends on further growth.