Focus on Geography Series, 2021 Census of Population

Whitehorse, City

Population, 2021 and 2016 censuses

1

Provincial population rank: 1

National population rank: 166 of 4,831

12.4%

In 2021, the enumerated population of Whitehorse (City), was 28,201, which represents a change of 12.4% from 2016. This compares to the provincial average of 12.1% and the national average of 5.2%.

12.3%

In 2021, there were 11,436 private dwellings occupied in Whitehorse (City), which represent a change of 12.3% from 2016.

68.1

The land area of Whitehorse (City) is 413.94 square kilometres and the population density was 68.1 people per square kilometre.

Population change for Whitehorse (City) and higher level geographies, 2016 to 2021

Whitehorse (City) — Neighbouring census subdivisions, population change, 2016 to 2021

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Ibex Valley HAM 523 411 27.3
Whitehorse, Unorganized NO 411 326 26.1
Macpherson-Grizzly Valley NO 1,540 1,245 23.7

Yukon [PR] — Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the highest population growth

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Whitehorse CY 28,201 25,085 12.4

Yukon [PR] — Census subdivisions with 5,000-plus population with the lowest population growth

Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2021 2016 % change
Whitehorse CY 28,201 25,085 12.4
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