Edmonton

Edmonton, AB
Edmonton, Alberta on a map

Population: 877, 926 (2014)
Unemployment Rate: 7.7% (2016)
Minimum Wage: $12.20/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 9 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 760 (2015

 

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be homeless: 2,307 (as of Fall 2014)
47% of those counted were observed to be Aboriginal (2014)

Of these individuals, the estimated number:

  • unsheltered (living on the streets): 425 (2014)
  • provisionally accommodated (hotel/motel, addictions facility): 471 (2014)
  • sheltered (emergency shelter, supportive housing): 1,411 (2014)

HOUSING
Number of affordable housing units: 17,500 (2012)
Number of affordable housing units required to meet current needs: 19,000 (approx.)(2012)
Apartment Vacancy Rate: 4.2% (October 2015
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1,002/mo. (as of October 2014)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,224/mo. (as of October 2014)


SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $583 (2012)
Number of individuals who received assistance from Edmonton Food Bank in 2012: >15,580 (approx., monthly) (2015)