Athabasca County

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Athabasca County
Municipal district
Athabasca County is located in Alberta
Athabasca County
Location of Athabasca County in Alberta
Coordinates: 54°43′N 113°17′W / 54.717°N 113.283°W / 54.717; -113.283Coordinates: 54°43′N 113°17′W / 54.717°N 113.283°W / 54.717; -113.283
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division No. 13
Established 1947
Incorporated 1959 (County)
Government[1]
 • Reeve Doris Splane
 • Governing body
 • CAO Brian Pysyk (interim)
 • Office location Athabasca
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 6,122.75 km2 (2,364.01 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 7,662
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 3,799
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Website Official website

Athabasca County is a municipal district in north central Alberta, Canada. It is located northeast of Edmonton and is in Census Division No. 13. Prior to an official renaming on December 1, 2009, Athabasca County was officially known as the County of Athabasca No. 12.[3]

Communities and localities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Athabasca County had a population of 7,662 living in 2,965 of its 3,835 total dwellings, a 1.2% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 7,572. With a land area of 6,122.75 km2 (2,364.01 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.3/km2 (3.2/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Athabasca County had a population of 7,587 living in 3,799 dwellings, a 0.9% increase from 2001.[6] However, this population has since been revised by Statistics Canada to 7,592.[7] Using the pre-revised Statistics Canada data, Athabasca County had a land area of 6,126.43 km2 (2,365.43 sq mi) and a population density of 1.2 /km2 (3.1 /sq mi) in 2006.[6]

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population  % of total population
White 6,650 87.7%
Visible minority group
Source:[8]
South Asian 0 0%
Chinese 15 0.2%
Black 35 0.5%
Filipino 20 0.3%
Latin American 0 0%
Arab 15 0.2%
Southeast Asian 25 0.3%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 0 0%
Japanese 15 0.2%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 0 0%
Total visible minority population 125 1.6%
Aboriginal group
Source:[9]
First Nations 310 4.1%
Métis 500 6.6%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 810 10.7%
Total population 7,585 100%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ Province of Alberta. "Order in Council (O.C.) 563/2009". Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4813044 - Athabasca County No. 12, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Athabasca County - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (2009-02-09). "2006 Census corrections and updates". Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  8. ^ County No. 12&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=, Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  9. ^ County No. 12&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=, Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision

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