Lacombe Community Profile


Population 12,728 (2016 Census)


Make the move to one of Alberta’s newest cities. Lacombe become a city in 2010.  (Population of over 10,000 is needed to become a city). A vibrant community with an old town charm. 



-       2 Elementary Schools

-       2 Middle Schools

-       3 High Schools

-       Private and Christian schooling available



-       5 Medical clinics

-       Lacombe Hospital w/24 hour emergency services



-       Multiple Parks and Playgrounds

-       Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

-       Aquatic Centre

-       Memorial Centre – for any activity you can imagine, weddings, baptism, family gatherings


Shopping and Restaurants

- Co-Op, Sobeys, No Frills, M & M Food Market, Boston Pizza, Pizza Hut, A & W, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Tim Hortons, and many more. 


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Lacombe Business Profile

The City of Lacombe had approximately 11,707 inhabitants in 2011. The City has been growing at an average of 2.5% per year over the past 10 years (with Sylvan Lake growing at 6.5% and Blackfalds at 10%). There has been little change in household composition over the same time period. It appears that numbers of singles (sharing accommodation and living separately) are growing while households with families are not. Two-thirds of households do not include children.

Lacombe has low unemployment with a rate of approximately 3% compared to the provincial average of 4.9% in March 2014 (Source: Statistics Canada). This was confirmed by 3% of working age respondents reporting they were unemployed in 2014.

In 2014, the percentage of population who were aged 65 and over in Lacombe was 13.5 percent (1,720). Lacombe has a significant retired population (16.9 percent). In 2014, there were 1668 who were retired (1498 retirees in addition to 170 over age 65 at collectives).

The information provides an opportunity for the City to meet senior housing needs and programming.
(2011/1,685 age 65+; 2006/1,580). Slight declines in the percentage of population for 65+ are occurring (from 15 percent in 2006, 14.4 percent in 2011, to 13.5 percent in 2014).

Debra Kerr
Debra Kerr
4440 - 49th Avenue Red Deer AB T4N 3W6