Kamloops’ Demographics

Population Data


As of 2016, the population of the city of Kamloops is 90,280 with the metro area being closer to a population of 104,000. See chart below.

City Population
Kamloops 90,280
Metropolitan Area 103,811
Regional District 132,663

The population of Kamloops is primarily English speaking, though many different cultures are represented. Immigrants comprise just over 10% of the population; Italian, German and Punjabi being the most prevalent. The balance consists of Chinese, Filipino, Spanish, Dutch, Cantonese, and Hungarian.

Growth Rate


From 2011 to 2016, population growth in the city of Kamloops was 3.3%.

Population Comparisons


Population By Area — Kamloops
Area 2011 Census 2006 Census % Growth (06-11)
Rayleigh 2,040 2,061 -1%
Heffley Creek 459 485 -5.4%
Westsyde 8,329 7,878 +5.7%
Westmount/Batchelor 5,392 4,304 +25.3%
Brocklehurst 12,767 12,226 +4.4%
North Shore 10,681  6,626 +61.2%
Downtown 6,335 6,336 -0.0%
Lower Sahali 3,117 3,078 +1.3%
West End 2,699 2,416 +11.7%
Mt. Dufferin 2,031 1,452 +39.9%
Aberdeen 9,831 8,457 +16.2%
Upper Sahali 8,872 8,816 +0.6%
Valleyview 2,836 2,729 +3.9%
Juniper 3,459 3,028 +14.2%
Rose Hill/Knutsford 843 800 +5.4%
Barnhartvale 3,685 3,276 +12.5%
Dallas 2,302 2,290 +0.5%
TOTAL 85,678 80,376 +.6%

Source: Statistics Canada Census 2011 & 2006 (Census Tract Level)

Population by Gender
Kamloops BC
Characteristics Total Male Female Total
Age 0-4 4,540 2,310 2,225 220,625
Age 5-9 4,540 2,310 2,225 236,900
Age 10-14 4,695 2,310 2,225 233,860
Age 20-24 6,125 3,145 2,980 287,560
Age 25-44 23,055 11,620 11,435 205,385
Age 45-54 12,615 6,055 6,565 376,740
Age 55-64 12,955 6,245 6,715 327,660
Age 65-74 9,195 4,380 4,815 237,165
Age 75-84 5,065 2,295 2,775 117,360
Age 85 and Over 2,195 875 1,325 41,035

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population