List of population centres in Prince Edward Island

Population centre, in Canadian census data, is a populated place, or a cluster of interrelated populated places, which meets the demographic characteristics of an urban area, having a population of at least 1,000 people and a population density of no fewer than 400 persons per square km2.[1]

The term was first introduced in the Canada 2011 Census; prior to that, Statistics Canada used the term urban area.[1]

In the 2011 census, Statistics Canada listed seven population centres in the province of Prince Edward Island.[2] Due to a decline in the populations of smaller towns, there were only five in the 2016 census.


Rank Population centre Size group Population in 2016 Population in 2011 [3] % Change
1 Charlottetown Medium 44,739 41,613 +7.5%
2 Summerside Small 13,814 13,872 -0.4%
3 Cornwall Small 2,460 2,499 -1.6%
4 Montague Small 1,834 1,741 +5.3%
5 Kensington Small 1,562 1,454 +7.4%


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