Vancouver Population 2013
The current population of the city of Vancouver is estimated to be over 603,502 people, which is an increase of over 4.4% from the last record of the population. The city is the tenth most populous city in Canada, but the most densely populated city in all of Canada. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Vancouver is approximately 13,590 people per square mile.
Demographics of Vancouver
The largest ethnic groups from Europe in the city of Vancouver consist of the countries in the United Kingdom: English, Scottish, and Irish. These have historically been the largest groups in the country. The next largest ethnic group from Europe is the German ethnicity. However, overall, the largest ethnic group in the city is the Chinese ethnic group. Along with these groups, there are also many South Asian ethnicities that make up a visible minority. The white population of the city is slowly losing ground as the majority ethnicity in the city.
Religion in Vancouver
Along with the ethnic breakdown of the city, the city of Vancouver is also very religiously diverse. The largest denomination, however, is the Roman Catholic Church, making up about 19% of the population. Protestantism is right behind Roman Catholicism as 17% of the population identifies as Protestant. However, due to the increasingly diverse population, Sikhism is quickly gaining ground on Protestantism and is thought to be the second largest religion in a few years.
Sports in Vancouver
The city of Vancouver has four main professional sports teams: the BC Lions, the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Canadians, and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The BC Lions participate in the Canadian Football League. The Lions have won six Grey Cup Championships over the course of the franchise history. The Vancouver Canucks play in the National Hockey League at Rogers Arena. The Canucks have never won a Stanley Cup Championship, but have been to the Finals three times. The Canadians are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Canadian Professional Baseball League at Nat Bailey Stadium. The Canadians have won two Northwest League Championships. Lastly, the Whitecaps FC plays Major League Soccer in BC Place and has never won a championship title.
Museum of Vancouver
The Museum of Vancouver, founded in 1894 with its first exhibit of paintings, is currently the largest civic museum in the city of Vancouver. The museum is an exhibit that displays the history and culture of Vancouver. It overlooks False Creek and the downtown area of Vancouver. The museum contains many antique items, such as early 20th century telephone switchboards and other appliances from that time period. The H.R. MacMillan Space Center is also in the same building as the Museum of Vancouver.
Historical Population of Vancouver
Since the first record of population in 1891, the population has grown every year except for a brief period in the 1970s. The first record of population in 1891 showed that the population started around 13,709. Since then, the population has grown to over 600,000.