INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

*Note: Since publishing these figures, Black Press has learned that significant changes to population estimates from previous years are often made by BC Stats. In 2019, for instance, Osoyoos was declared to be the only shrinking municipality, but BC Stats now believes the Okanagan municipality added residents in 2018.

A trio of Vancouver Island communities were B.C.’s fastest-growing municipalities last year, according to figures released this week by BC Stats.

Langford, Duncan and Colwood all posted population growth rates above three per cent. They were the only municipalities with more than 5,000 residents to do so.

Whistler and Surrey came in just behind, posting 2.9 per cent growth rates.

See how fast your community grew in the chart below:

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