Population growth slowed in the 1970s, rising by 1,551 people, from 8,264 in 1971 to 9,815 in 1978.
The 2001 census recorded 16,034 residents living in 6,155 households and 4,240 families.
This was 7% more people than the previous census five years earlier.
As seen by the median age almost ten years younger than the provincial median and less than half the proportion of the population over 65 years old, the city has a young population.
John is a city in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. Over the years the community has been moved a number of times for varying economic reasons. The original trading post built in the area was named Rocky Mountain House (not to be confused with the modern Alberta town by that name).
A member municipality of the Peace River Regional District, the city encompasses a total area of about 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) with 18,609 residents at the 2011 census). It was established one year after Sir Alexander Mackenzie explored the area in 1793.