Prince George

Prince George, BC
Prince George, British Columbia on a map

Population: 71,363 (2015)
Minimum Wage: $10.85/hr (as of September 15, 2016)  
Unemployment Rate: 5.8% (February 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 4 (2015)
Total Numver of Beds: 91 (2015)

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)
  • number of individuals identifying themselves as being of Aboriginal descent: 141 (April 2016)
  • stayed in emergency shelter: 71 (April 2016)
  • stayed outdoors (incl.parks, bus shelters, disewalks, tents, abandoned vehicle): 41 (April 2016)
  • transitional housing: 39 (April 2016)
  • hospital, jail, prison, remand center: 3 (April 2016)

HOUSING

Number of public & subsidized housing units: 823 (2011)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 4.5% (October 2015)
Households in 'core housing need': 13.7% (2010 provincial average) (2013)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $636/mo (2014)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $785/mo. (Fall 2015)