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Richmond population tops 200,000

Richmond’s population has now topped the 200,000 mark, according to city hall officials.

It’s now estimated that 205,133 people call the Island City home—up from 199,141 a year ago. The figure, posted on the city’s website, was arrived at through projections by the City of Richmond and Urban Futures research firm.

The current estimate is 8.5 per cent greater than the population five years ago, and 15.1 per cent greater than 10 years ago, according to the city’s numbers.

Areas with the most growth are City Centre and Steveston.

Statistics Canada’s 2011 census, however, pegged the local population at just 190,473. Richmond’s figures include the so-called census undercount—a percentage of the population missed by the census.

Richmond ranks fourth in B.C. in population, behind Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby.

The first census year that Richmond reached the 100,000 mark was 1986, when demographers counted 108,490 people.

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