Population

Population Growth

The city of Chilliwack has a 2021 population of approximately 100,580, including First Nation communities within city boundaries. Chilliwack has seen steady growth over the past five years, adding approximately 8,670 residents (9.4%) over this period, and a similar growth rate is expected over the next 5 years.

Chilliwack is the second-fastest growing CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) in Canada with a growth rate of 11.2 percent over the last census period (2016-2021).

Population by Age

The median age in the city of Chilliwack is 40.4, with over 80% of people under the age of 65. Chilliwack has a higher percentage of children up to 14 years at 19% compared to 14.3% in BC. Chilliwack’s population of seniors aged 65 and over at 19% is comparable to the BC average at 20.3%.