FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Fort St. John’s population grew by 277 residents in 2020, according to a recent BC Stats report.

The Energetic City grew to a population of 22,283 compared to 22,006 in 2019, which is a 1.3 per cent increase. The city has grown 14.7 per cent in the last decade.

The city has the largest population in northeast B.C. and 32nd most across the province.

The majority of municipalities in the Peace region grew in population last year.

The Peace River Regional District’s total population is 67,284, up from 67,114 in 2019.

Dawson Creek grew from 13,048 residents to 13,115.

Both Taylor and Chetwynd were up by two residents at 1,559 and 2,657, respectively.

Hudson’s Hope and Pouce Coupe grew by one with 1,065 and 835 residents, respectively.

The population in Tumbler Ridge declined to 2,208 in 2020 compared to 2,252 in 2019.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality was down 68 residents to 4,411 residents in 2020.

BC Stats collects information for population numbers through data from Statistics Canada and the Provincial Government.