Wood Buffalo

Wood Buffalo, AB
Wood Buffalo, Alberta on a map

Population: 125,032 (2015)
Unemployment Rate: 8% (as of July, 2015)
Minimum Wage: $12.20/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 120 (2015

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of people estimated to be homeless: 294 (2014)
Emergency shelter: 56 (2014)
Short-term supportive housing: 31 (2014)
Street count: 207 (2014)
Corrections: 14 (2014)

HOUSING
No. of shelter spaces: 205 (as of October 2010) 
No. of public & subsidized housing units: 680 (2007)
No. of clients on housing wait list: 319 (2012)
Apartment Vacancy Rate: 29.4% (October 2015)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $2,061/mo. (2014)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $583 (2012)