Princeton census released

Princeton's population dropped by two per cent from 2006 to 2011.

Princeton’s population has decreased two per cent from 2006 to 2011, according to Statistics Canada information released today.

There were 2,724 people living in Princeton in 2011, compared to 2,780 in 2006.

Area H saw a 16 per cent drop in population, from 2,105 people in 2006 to 1,768 in 2011.

Most people living in Area H don’t stay there year round.There are 1,860 private dwellings, but only 844 are lived in by permanent resident.

Four people left Hedley, causing the community’s population to decrease by two per cent. In 2006, there were 256 people living there, dropping to 252 in 2011.

Unlike Princeton, Cawston saw an increase in its population. From 2006 to 2011, the population jumped four per cent. Today, almost 1,000 people live in the community.

Canada’s population climbed six per cent from 2006 to 2011. About 33.5 million people live in the country.

The age, sex, marital status and languages spoken of residents in Princeton will be released later this year.