Prince George

Prince George, BC
Prince George, British Columbia on a map
  • Population: 86,622 (2016)
  • Minimum Wage: $11.25/hr (September 2017)
  • Unemployment Rate in Economic Region: 9.9% (2017)
  • Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2016)
  • Total Numver of Beds: 91 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

Individuals estimated to be

  • living on the streets: 361 (Regional) (2011)
  • absolutely homeless (either unsheltered or emergency sheltered): 118 (April 2016)
  • living as 'hidden homeless': 718 (2011)
  • chronically homeless (homeless for 6 months or more of the past year): 131 (April 2016)
  • living in supportive housing : 144 (2010)
  • episodically homeless (homeless 3 or more times in the past year): 85 (April 2016)
  • identifying themselves as being of Aboriginal descent: 141 (April 2016)
  • staying in emergency shelter: 71 (April 2016)
  • staying outdoors (incl.parks, bus shelters, disewalks, tents, abandoned vehicle): 41 (April 2016)
  • in transitional housing: 39 (April 2016)
  • in a hospital, jail, prison, remand center: 3 (April 2016)

HOUSING

  • Number of public & subsidized housing units: 823 (2011)
  • Households in 'core housing need': 13.7% (2010 provincial average) (2013)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 3,675 (2011)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 4.8% (2016
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 3.5% (2016) )
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $594/mo. (2016
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $686/mo. (2016
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $827/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income Assistance (single person/mo.): $710 (2017)
  • Income assistance for those with a disability (single person/mo.): $1,133 (2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of individuals surveyed in homeless count identifying as being of Aboriginal descent: 69% (April 2016)
  • Number of individuals identifying themselves as being of Aboriginal descent (in homeless count): 141 (April 2016)
  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 23.4% (2011)