Statistical Information

The Town of Slave Lake is a progressive and growing community. This page aims to offer a brief demographic profile to provide you with relevant information about our community.

With data obtained from the Statistics Canada 2011 Census, this profile highlights key statistics about our home in the following areas:
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Housing
  • Population
For additional information contact 780-849-8000.

Slave Lake Statistics


Population


  • Population growth, 2001-2009 (%): 6
  • Population within 1 hour commuting distance: 8,000
  • Town of Slave Lake and Municipal District of Lesser Slave River: 9757 (based on 2011 census data)
  • Town of Slave Lake: 6,782

Greater Trading Area (120 KM Radius)


  • 21,000
  • One of Canada's ten youngest communities (population over 5,000)

Location


  • 248 km northwest of Edmonton and 318 km east of Grande Prairie on the southeast shore of Lesser Slave Lake
  • Distance from city centre to nearest airport with scheduled service (km): 250

Area Natural Resources

  • Fish
  • Gravel
  • Livestock
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil
  • Sand
  • Timber
  • Water

Major Exports


  • Fish
  • Oil and Gas
  • Lumber
  • Oriented Strand Board
  • Plywood
  • Pulp
  • Wood Shavings and Pellets

Major Municipal Projects Announced


Government Centre ($22M)

Major Projects Under Construction

  • New Ecumenical Church ($850,000)
  • Redevelopment of areas affected by May 15, 2011 fire event

Weather

  • Average Jan. Temperature: -18 Celsius
  • Average July Temperature: 18 Celsius
  • Frost Free Days: 92