List of population centres in Prince Edward Island

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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]

In the 2011 census, Statistics Canada listed seven population centres in the province of Prince Edward Island.[2]


Rank Population centre Size group Population in 2011 [3] Population in 2006 
1 Charlottetown Medium 42,602 38,801
2 Summerside Small 14,751 14,517
3 Cornwall Small 2,470 2,245
4 Montague Small 1,900 1,812
5 Kensington Small 1,512 1,485
6 Souris Small 1,173 1,232
7 Alberton Small 1,135 1,081