Attractive Kalajoki is growing

Lapsiperhe rannalla, kuva VIsit Kalajoki

Population development in Kalajoki: +55 more people compared to the turn of the year

The development of the population at the start of the year showcases the attractiveness of the City of Kalajoki nicely. Overall, the population development of Kalajoki is positive, with +55 more people compared to the turn of the year. At the end of July, the population was 12,428. This year, there have been 79 new children born in Kalajoki, which is +15 more than the number of deaths. People have also been interested in Kalajoki as their municipality of residence: the net migration between municipalities is +22 and net immigration from abroad is +21. The population in our area is also growing well in Ylivieska and Kokkola.

“It has been wonderful to see how many families have moved to Kalajoki even during the coronavirus epidemic. The good employment situation, the wide variety of services and housing options as well as the excellent remote work connections influence people’s decision to move,” says Integration Services Manager Anne Tullila.

In addition to the factors mentioned above, safety also comes up often in discussions with those moving to the area. The people moving to Kalajoki are looking for safety and stability, a peaceful place where life is good with plenty of opportunities to be active. “The coronavirus epidemic may also have made people think more about safety. They want to live spaciously, but still stay close to services. Helping those moving here has changed a bit due to the coronavirus epidemic, but we manage by telephone and via remote connections,” Anne continues and welcomes new people moving to Kalajoki.


More information:

Anne Tullila
Integration Services Manager
Tel. +358 (0) 44 4691 203

Pirjo Männistö (questions about population statistics)
Financial Director
Tel. +358 (0) 44 4691 378

Source of population information: Statistics Finland, preliminary population figures.