Census 2021 numbers were released on Tuesday revealing that Steinbach has grown 11.1% since 2016 and now has a population of 17,806.

Steinbach’s mayor Earl Funk says that is a remarkable number.

"It is fantastic to have growth like that. As you become a city, you get bigger and bigger and it takes more and more population to get your percentage up and when you look at 11.1%, for a city our size that is really good growth. And, it is twice the national average."

Canada’s population grew by 5.2% since 2016.

n grows. I just want to congratulate all of the RMs, all of the communities, towns, villages around us that have grown so much in the last few years, this census is just proof of that. It is exciting to be in office at this time when you see this kind of growth."