Pemberton & Area Statistics
The Village of Pemberton and Area C of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District are located within the unceded territory of Lil'wat Nation, and honour the language, culture and history of the Lil'wat7ul. In this snapshot of the region, we hope you'll find greater insight into the attributes, character and opportunities of our community. The Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce is proud to collaborate with the Village of Pemberton, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and the Lil'wat Nation to showcase the latest data, and to work together to ensure we grow into one of the most livable communities in BC.
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- Current Population
- Stronger Together: The Power of Three
- 10 Years of Steady Growth
- A Young & Dynamic Demographic
- Regional Fun Facts
- This region dispenses 72,000 dog poop bags a year.
- This region has one of the most active library using populations in the province.
- This region ships out enough seed potatoes each spring to keep all of Canada in spuds.
- This region has the most active female mountain bike riding population in the Sea to Sky.
- This region is home to the Laoyam Eagles Dragonboat Team, the winningest crew in BC for 20 years.
- This region is home to the Xetolcaw Community School, the second First Nations band-run school in Canada.
- This region is home to the first Slow Food Cycle.
- This region is home to one of the longest-running and most popular rodeos in the West, the Lillooet Lake Rodeo.
- This region had the largest volcanic eruption in Canada in the last 10,000 years, when Mt Meager blew 2400 years ago.
- Higher Education
21% of the local population has a Bachelors, Masters or earned doctorate.
Housing & Affordability
- Housing Supply
- Housing by Area
- Median Home Price
- Construction Value
- Building Permits
- 53% of people spending over 30% of their income on housing
Business & Employment
- Median Income
- At Home Workers
- Employment by Industry
- Total Workforce
- Farming & Forestry
- Extractive Industries
- Real Estate
- Science and Tech
- Public Admin
- Tourism (Food and Accomm)
- Local Business
Food & Beverage:8%
Health & Wellness:4%
Development & real estate:8%
- Commuter Town
- A Place to Get Hitched
Tourism Report 2015
Destination weddings generate $5.1 million in direct spending annually, 4% of Pemberton Valley's total GDP.
Colour & Character
This is a real-time webcam image of the single stoplight in Pemberton BC courtesy of DriveBC.
- Baby Boom: Annual Birth Rate
Due to high birth rate in region, Pemberton has a large number of early child support services.
- Student Population
In all indicators, Pemberton kindergarten kids are doing better than the provincial average in their emotional, cognitive and physical dev.
- Wild Critters
Pemberton Bird Count
501 other species share this habitat, 60% of which are plants and insects.
- Bee Population
Almost 80 colonies of honey-bees are tended by more than 20 bee-keepers, pollinating and generating 1400 pounds of local honey.
- * Bees are unreliable filing forms, this # fluctuates wildly
- Feasting in the Streets
The annual production of community harvested crabapple jelly is 3300 jars from 2900 lbs of fruit.
- Bike Obsessed
There are more bikes per capita than any other vehicle.
- Home Grown Food Love
40% of Pemberton's farmers are women (12% higher than the national average)
- Library Lovers
The Pemb. Library has the highest circulation per capita amongst small communities in BC and ranks high for avid library use.
Pemberton & Area Data Downloads
Economic Impact and Sustainability Analysis 2015 July 2015 report commissioned by the Pemberton Chamber of Commerce on growth of destination weddings in Pemberton and the sizable economic impact of wedding tourists and spending on the regional economy.
Population, Employment and Dwelling Units, Projections 2017 Demographic analyses, economic base analyses, population projections, employment projections and private occupied dwelling unit projections and growth scenarios conducted by Urbanics Consulting for the SLRD.