Businesses in Fort McMurray


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 17%
 Home Services: 12.5%
 Industry: 12.2%
 Professional Services: 11.2%
 Restaurants: 6.7%
 Automotive: 5.2%
 Medical: 5.2%
 Other: 30.1%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car parts3323.9 years4.20.4
Car repair7923.7 years3.91.0
Gas stations5223.3 years4.10.7
Beauty salons6823.9 years4.00.9
Hairdressers4823.8 years4.10.6
Public administration4927.7 years3.00.6
Education other3927.1 years3.80.5
Loan companies9122.2 years4.31.2
Grocery stores and supermarkets4123.1 years3.90.5
Apartments5423.1 years3.60.7
Electrical installation5121.5 years3.10.7
General contractors17922.5 years3.22.3
Moving companies3621.5 years3.50.5
Other construction7720.2 years3.31.0
Real estate15022.6 years4.22.0
Buses and trains5324 years3.70.7
Hotels and motels4321.2 years3.80.6
Other accommodation4522.3 years3.80.6
Construction of buildings12522.3 years4.21.6
Freight/commercial transport3822.8 years3.30.5
Wholesale of construction supplies5232.7 years3.80.7
Wholesale of machinery10329.4 years3.91.3
Health and medical15222.1 years3.72.0
Lawyers legal3525.7 years3.60.5
Technical construction services4521.4 years4.50.6
Churches3226.4 years4.40.4
Bars, pubs and taverns4323 years4.20.6
Clothing stores4622 years4.20.6
Electronics stores4225.1 years3.60.5
Hardware stores5725.5 years3.40.7
Office supplies and stationery stores4224.2 years3.20.5
Rental equipment3522.6 years4.10.5
Shopping other4822.6 years3.60.6
Area of Fort McMurray, Alberta59.9 km²
Male Population41,748 (54.5%)
Female Population34,849 (45.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +602.1%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +102.6%
Median Age31.9
Male Median Age32.7
Female Median Age30.9
Area Codes780
NeighborhoodsLower Townsite, Thickwood Heights, Timberlea
Local TimeSunday 1:45 AM
TimezoneMountain Standard Time
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Lat & Lng56.72676° / -111.38103°
Postal CodesT9HT9JT9K

Fort McMurray, Alberta - Map

Fort McMurray, Alberta Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density182.2 / km²390.3 / km²631.3 / km²1,278 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Fort McMurray Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 102.6% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Fort McMurray, Alberta+602.1%+227.7%+102.6%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Fort McMurray, Alberta Median Age

Median Age: 31.9 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Fort McMurray, Alberta31.9 years30.9 years32.7 years
Alberta36.5 years37.1 years35.9 years
Canada40.6 years41.5 years39.6 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Fort McMurray, Alberta Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 53,0842,9045,988
85 Plus184159
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Fort McMurray, Alberta Population Density

Population Density: 1,278 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Fort McMurray, Alberta76,59759.9 km²1,278 / km²
Alberta4.1 million663,102.6 km²6.11 / km²
Canada35.5 million9,875,295.4 km²3.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Fort McMurray, Alberta Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1920 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Fort McMurray
 Timberlea: 29.6%
 Lower Townsite: 28.2%
 Thickwood Heights: 25.9%
 Other: 16.4%

Business distribution by price for Fort McMurray, Alberta

 Inexpensive: 52.2%
 Moderate: 29.6%
 Very Expensive: 9.7%
 Expensive: 8.6%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Fort McMurray, Alberta CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Fort McMurray, Alberta1,575,275 t20.6 t26,302 t/km²
Alberta65,353,612 t16.1 t98.6 t/km²
Canada521,999,336 t14.7 t52.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Fort McMurray, Alberta CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)1,575,275 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita20.6 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)26,302 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
DroughtMedium (5)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Fort McMurray, once named McMurray, is an urban service area in the Regional Municipality (R.M.) of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, Canada. Formerly a city, it became an urban service area when it amalgamated with Improvement District No. 143 on April 1, 19..  ︎  Fort McMurray Wikipedia Page

Postal Codes

Percentage of businesses by Postal Codes in Fort McMurray
 Postal Code T9H: 75.2%
 Postal Code T9K: 22.8%
 Other: 2%

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