Red Deer

Red Deer, AB
Red Deer, Alberta on a map
  • Population: 100,418 (2016)
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.6% (August 2017)
  • Minimum Wage: $13.60/hr (as of October 1, 2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 3 (2016)
  • Total Number of Beds: 69 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people estimated to be homeless: 149 (2016)
Of these individuals, the estimated number:

  • Unsheltered: 37 (2016)
  • Staying in emergency shelters: 77 (2016)
  • Staying in transitional housing: 17 (2016)
  • Staying in public systems (ie.hospitals): 18 (2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of public & subsidized housing units: 309 (2014)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 3,610 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 10.5% (2011)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 12.7% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 14.7% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $738/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $848/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,016/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual): $424/mo. (August 2016)
  • No. of individuals who received assistance in the form of food, clothing, shelter, or employment: 5,387 (between 2008 and 2010)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 16.8% (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as Aboriginal: 40.7% (2016)