Saskatoon expects to grow to 388,000 in 2 decades

April 10, 2013 - The City of Saskatoon is projecting it will grow to 388,000 people over the next 20 years. On Wednesday, the city's planning branch released a report that said with an estimated growth rate of 2.5 per cent, the city would reach that point in 2032.

If the Saskatoon census metropolitan area is considered, an area that includes surrounding towns, the 2032 population would be about 460,000.

The city estimates it will need 60,000 new homes to accommodate the growing population.

According to the 2011 federal census, the city population was as 222,189, and the census metropolitan area population was 260,600.

Saskatoon is the province's biggest city. Regina's 2011 census population was 192,756 for the city alone, while its census metropolitan area population was 210,556.

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