Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie, AB
Grande Prairie, Alberta on a map

Total Community Population: 63,166 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $13.60/hr (as of October 1, 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 106 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Number of people counted as experiencing homeless: 127 (2016)
  • Of those surveyed, the number that were: 
    • Unsheltered: 12 (2016)
    • Emergency sheltered: 51 (2016)
    • In correctional Institutions: 18 (2016)
    • Undergoing residential addiction treatment: 13 (2016)
    • In transitional housing: 22 (2016)
    • Couch surfing/staying in motel: 11 (2016)

HOUSING

  • Number of permanent affordable housing units: 723 (2017)
  • Number of temporary affordable housing units: 420 (2017)
  • Number of people in need of affordable housing: 2770 (2014)
  • Number of people on a housing wait list: 1767 (2014)
  • Number of households in core housing need: 1,725 (2011)
  • Total proportion of households in core housing need: 8% (2011)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 18.1% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 20.2% (2016
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $727/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $840/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,022/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual living in social housing): $424/mo. (August 2016)
  • Total number of families being helped with housing costs: 462 (2015)
  • Families still needing help with housing costs: 1320 (2015)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 13.9% (2011)
  • Percentage of homeless self-identifying as indigenous: 32% (2016)