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West Vancouver Facts and Stats

West Vancouver is a waterfront community bounded by the mountains to the north, Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound to the south and west, and the Capilano River corridor to the east.

Land Area

  • 87.4 square kilometres

Population

  • 44,284 residents (BC Stats)
  • 8 per cent children 0 – 9 (2006 Census)
  • 14 per cent youth 10 – 19 (2006 Census)
  • 23 per cent seniors 65+ (2006 Census)
  • 23 per cent are a visible minority (2006 Census)
  • 15 per cent have a disability (2001 Census)
  • 4519 businesses (District of West Vancouver)
  • 18,757 households (Canada Post)

Land Use

  • 33 per cent of land is existing neighbourhoods
  • 21 per cent of land is for limited use and recreation
  • 20 per cent of land is Cypress Provincial Park
  • 18 per cent of land is Metro Vancouver watershed
  • 8 per cent of land is undeveloped Upper Lands below 1,200’

Housing

  • 58 per cent of housing is single detached homes
  • 20 per cent of housing is apartments over five storeys
  • 11 per cent of housing is duplexes or suites in houses
  • 8 per cent of housing is apartments under five storeys
  • 2 per cent of housing is townhouses

Municipal Facts

  • 744 full-time equivalent employees
  • $116 million operating budget
  • $31 million capital budget

STATS Provided By The City of West Vancouver
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