Economic Snapshot

CP Rail Tracks Over Pitt RiverFrom its beginnings as a small agricultural town on the Canadian Pacific rail line, Port Coquitlam has grown to a present size of over 57,000 residents.

Here is a quick community snapshot:
  • Land Area : 28.85 square kilometres
  • Housing Stock: 19,689 units (Census 2006)
  • Labour Force: 30,380 people (Census 2006)
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.9% (Census 2006)
  • Population: 52,687 (Census 2006); 
  • Climate: Monthly temperatures range from summertime average highs of 20 degrees C to winter average lows of 0 degrees C 
  • Annual Rainfall: Average annual precipitation is 1850mm (73 inches)
  • Major Employers: School District 43, CP Rail, Sysco, Lilydale and the City of Port Coquitlam

For more detailed statistics, view our Stats and Facts pages. You can also view our Economic Snapshot from the 2012 Annual Report. (pdf)

Planning Division
Tel 604.927.5442
Fax 604.927.5404

Location and Mailing Address
City Hall Annex, (beside City Hall)
200 - 2564  Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 3G4

Business Hours
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

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Last Updated:6/5/2013 11:28:26 AM