Coquitlam is a city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Coquitlam is mainly a suburban city, and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising Metro Vancouver. According to the 2007 Canadian Census, it is the 5th-largest city in British Columbia.
As of 2008, Coquitlam’s population was 121,452.
According to the 2006 Canadian census, there were 114,565 people living in the municipality in 43,241 private dwellings. 37% of households contained a married couple with children, 25% contained a married couple without children, and 22% were one-person households. Of the 32,185 reported families: 77% were married couples with an average of 3.2 persons per family, 15% were lone-parents with an average of 2.5 persons per family, and 8% were common-law couples with an average of 2.6 persons per family. The median age of Coquitlam’s population was 39.0 years, slightly younger than the British Columbia median of 40.8 years. Coquitlam had 82.6% of its residents 15 years of age or older, less than the provincial average of 83.5%.
In the same 2006 census, about 41% of Coquitlam residents were foreign-born, much higher than the 27% foreign-born for the whole of British Columbia. 61% of respondents claimed to not be a visible minority, while the largest visible minorities included Chinese(17.2%), Korean (5.3%), South Asian and West Asian (both 3.7%), and Filipino (2.7%). 58% of respondents list English as their mother tongue, while 96% state having knowledge of English.
Also according to the 2006 census, the median income in 2005 for all families was $67,031, compared to the provincial average of $62,346. 55.7% of respondents 15 years of age and older claim to have a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, compared to 52.2% province-wide.
Only 25.3% of Coquitlam residents who work outside the home work within the city of Coquitlam itself, just over half the provincial average of 48.7% of residents who work within their own municipality, yet 18.2% of Coquitlam residents take public transit or bicycle or walk to work, close to the provincial average of 19.2%.
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