Acadia, Calgary

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Acadia
Neighbourhood
Acadia is located in Calgary
Acadia
Acadia
Location of Acadia in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°58′02″N 114°03′33″W / 50.96722°N 114.05917°W / 50.96722; -114.05917Coordinates: 50°58′02″N 114°03′33″W / 50.96722°N 114.05917°W / 50.96722; -114.05917
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SE
Ward 9
Established 1960
Annexed 1956
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 10,615
Website Acadia Community Association

Acadia is a neighbourhood in the southeast quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. The area is bounded on the west by Macleod Trail, on the east by the Bow River, on the north by Heritage Drive and on the south by Southland Drive.

The land was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1956, and Acadia was established in 1960.

The neighbourhood's main street is Fairmount Drive, and many of the area's businesses cluster along the street. The area also contains Lord Beaverbrook High School, the city's largest high school.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Acadia had a population of 10,705 living in 5,053 dwellings, a 0.8% increase from its 2011 population of 10,615.[2] With a land area of 3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,740/km2 (7,110/sq mi) in 2012.[2][3]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $46,089 in 2000, and there were 19.2% low income residents living in the neighbourhood. As of 2000, 19.4% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 38.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 38.9% were used for renting.[4]

Education[edit]

The following schools are located in Acadia:

  • Public schools:
    • Acadia Elementary
    • Alice M. Curtis Elementary - Public
    • Andrew Davison Bilingual Elementary - Public
    • David Thompson Junior High - Public
    • Ecole de la Source - Francophone
    • Fred Parker Elementary
    • Lord Beaverbrook Senior High
    • Foundations for the Future
  • Catholic schools:
    • Ecole St. Cecilia Bilingual Elementary
    • Ecole St. Matthew Elementary & Junior High

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ City of Calgary (2006). "Acadia Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-08. 

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