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Contents: Regions and Municipal Units

The population of the regions and municipal units (cities, towns, settlements, etc.) of the Northwest Territories according to official estimates.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, country of birth, mother tongue).

NameStatusPopulation
Estimate
2002-07-01
Population
Estimate
2007-07-01
Population
Estimate
2012-07-01
Population
Estimate
2017-07-01
Population
Estimate
2020-07-01
Region 1 (Beaufort Delta)Region6,9297,0546,8636,7396,662
AklavikHamlet684640674606593
Fort McPhersonHamlet822803826733703
InuvikTown3,3333,6783,4643,4403,339
PaulatukHamlet318325309282297
Region 1, UnorganizedUnorganized Area14155
Sachs HarbourHamlet127126112109108
TsiigehtchicChartered Community205177150181178
TuktoyaktukHamlet9918718939611,003
Ulukhaktok (Holman)Hamlet427430434422436
Region 2 (Sahtu)Region2,5472,5582,5002,5442,536
Colville LakeSettlement113138153133133
Délı̨nęChartered Community600540512559558
Fort Good HopeChartered Community590549534544529
Norman WellsTown755813781810792
Region 2, UnorganizedUnorganized Area00000
TulitaHamlet514518520498524
Region 3 (Tłicho)Region2,7622,8892,9202,9192,714
Behchokǫ̀ (Rae-Edzo)Community1,7671,9671,9791,9931,849
Gamètì (Rae Lakes)Community287297290295261
Region 3, UnorganizedUnorganized Area00000
WekweètìCommunity136145143138128
WhatìCommunity507480508493476
Region 4 (Dehcho)Region3,3283,4263,3733,3763,325
Fort LiardHamlet584587532552526
Fort ProvidenceHamlet814768775733734
Fort SimpsonVillage1,2951,2391,2921,2831,259
Hay River Dene 1Indian Reserve298326305327327
Jean Marie RiverSettlement6280698281
KakisaSettlement4452453838
Nahanni ButteSettlement1211171019393
Region 4, UnorganizedUnorganized Area1036265151
Sambaa K'e (Trout Lake)Settlement7893939291
WrigleySettlement167128135125125
Region 5 (South Slave)Region6,9497,2377,3507,3567,048
EnterpriseHamlet77102107109104
Fort ResolutionHamlet559506510486448
Fort SmithTown2,4092,5062,6192,7002,608
Hay RiverTown3,8583,7563,7523,7063,569
Łutselk'eSettlement286315306322287
Region 5, UnorganizedUnorganized Area1043523332
RelianceSettlement29400
Salt Plains 195Indian Reserve00000
Region 6 (Yellowknife)Region19,17920,20820,64221,95722,876
DetahSettlement210251220238245
Region 6, UnorganizedUnorganized Area69276296331341
YellowknifeCity18,56919,68120,12621,38822,290
Northwest TerritoriesTerritory41,69443,37243,64844,89145,161

Source: Statistics Canada (web).

Explanation: In contrast to census figures, population estimates are adjusted for underenumeration.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2016)
Males21,275
Females20,505
Age Groups (C 2016)
0-17 years10,495
18-64 years28,070
65+ years3,220
Age Distribution (C 2016)
0-9 years6,135
10-19 years5,450
20-29 years6,535
30-39 years6,605
40-49 years5,710
50-59 years6,025
60-69 years3,520
70-79 years1,290
80+ years525
Country of Birth (C 2016)
Canada37,035
America540
Europe880
Africa535
Asia2,095
Oceania50
Mother Tongue (C 2016)
English32,050
French1,180
Aboriginal language4,725
Other language3,010
Multiple languages820