List of population centres in the Canadian Territories

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Population centre, in Canadian census data, is a populated place, or a cluster of interrelated populated places, which meets the demographic characteristics of an urban area, having a population of at least 1,000 people and a population density of no fewer than 400 persons per square km2.[1]

The term was first introduced in the Canada 2011 Census; prior to that, Statistics Canada used the term urban area.[1]

Northwest Territories[edit]

In the 2011 census, Statistics Canada listed three population centres in the Northwest Territories.[2]

Rank Population centre Size group Population in 2011 [3] Population in 2006 
1 Yellowknife Small 18,352 17,863
2 Inuvik Small 3,403 3,479
3 Hay River Small 2,806 2,874

Nunavut[edit]

In the 2011 census, Statistics Canada listed seven population centres in Nunavut.[4]

Rank Population centre Size group Population in 2011 [3] Population in 2006 
1 Iqaluit Small 6,254 4,796
2 Rankin Inlet Small 2,266 2,358
3 Arviat Small 1,810 1,785
4 Pangnirtung Small 1,425 1,325
5 Cambridge Bay Small 1,375 1,147
6 Baker Lake Small 1,165 808
7 Kugluktuk Small 1,082 1,220

Yukon[edit]

In the 2011 census, Statistics Canada listed one population centre in Yukon.[5]

Rank Population centre Size group Population in 2011 [3] Population in 2006 
1 Whitehorse Small 20,562 18,141

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