Cochrane growth surpassed all other population centres in Alberta in 5 years.
Statistics Canada shows Cochrane's population at 25,289 in 2016 compared to 17,433 in 2011.
The 45.1% increase put Cochrane at the top of the list.
Other communities to note were Airdrie which rose 42.6% and Blackfalds at 42.9%. Centre's which experienced the largest decrease were La Crête down 25.6% and Grande Cache at 14.4%.