Kelowna by the numbers: 15 quick facts

Kelowna by the numbers: 15 quick facts

Kelowna is a wonderful place to live, but how well do you know your city? Here’s Kelowna by the numbers - 15 quick facts...

  • Kelowna’s population: 127,500+
  • Kelowna covers an area of 262 km2 (214 km2 of land and 48 km2 of water)
  • Central Okanagan Regional District population: 184,000
  • The median age of Kelowna population (2011 census): 44.2
  • Kelowna incorporated: 1905 (the population was only 600 at the time)
  • On average, Kelowna receives 2,000 hours of sunlight per year
  • In a typical year, Kelowna gets around 366 mm of precipitation
  • Okanagan Lake is 110 km in length
  • Kelowna sits 334 metres above sea-level
  • 27.4 C: Average daytime high in Kelowna in July and Aug
  • -0.3 C: Average daytime low in Kelowna in December and January
  • 6,000: Number of seats at Kelowna’s Prospera Place stadium
  • 853: Number of seats at the Kelowna Community Theatre
  • 2005: The year UBC Okanagan opened
  • 1.5 million: annual passengers at Kelowna’s International Airport (YLW)

And a bonus fact...

  • It’s estimated that there are more than 200+ wineries in the Okanagan

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City of Kelowna
Government of Canada Census Data (2011)
Wikipedia - Okanagan Valley entry

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