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Population of Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island (PEI) is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is one of the three Maritime provinces and one of the four Atlantic provinces. It is the smallest province in terms of land area and population.  As per the Canada Census Bureau, the population of Prince Edward Island in 2021 is 154,331 and the estimated population in 2024 is 175,853

Source: Statistics Canada

Census 2016-2021

Prince Edward Island has a population growth rate of 8% during 2016-2021. It has population increase of 11,424 since 2016.  

Prince Edward IslandCensus 2021
Total Population154,331
Percentage Change since 20168%
Population Rank10th
Total Land Area5,681 sq. km (2,190 sq mi)
Area Rank13th
Population Density27.2/sq. km (70.5/ sq. mi)
Capital CityCharlottetown
Largest CityCharlottetown

Source: Statistics Canada

Top Cities in Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is home to only two cities. Charlottetown, the capital and largest city, is also the county seat of Queens County. Named after Queen Charlotte, Charlottetown was previously an unincorporated town before being incorporated as a city in 1855. The estimated population of Charlottetown in 2022 is 40,500. It forms the center of a census agglomeration with a population of 83,063 (2021), which accounts for roughly half of the province’s population.

Summerside, on the other hand, is the second largest city in the province and serves as the primary service center for the western part of the island. According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Summerside had a population of 16,001.

Prince Edward Island Population 2024