Innisfail, Alberta

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Innisfail
Town
Town of Innisfail
Mainstreet Innisfail
Mainstreet Innisfail
Flag of Innisfail
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Innisfail is located in Alberta
Innisfail
Innisfail
Location of Innisfail in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°01′41″N 113°57′00″W / 52.02806°N 113.95000°W / 52.02806; -113.95000
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
Government[1]
 • Mayor Brian Spiller
 • Governing body
 • CAO Helen Dietz
 • MP Earl Dreeshen
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 19.53 km2 (7.54 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 945 m (3,100 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 7,876
 • Density 403.2/km2 (1,044/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T4G
Highways Highway 2
Highway 54
Waterways Gleniffer Lake
Red Deer River
Website Official website

Innisfail /ˈɪnɨsfl/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, south of Red Deer at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 54.

History[edit]

The town's name comes from an Irish-language epithet for Ireland, Inis Fáil, "Isle of Destiny". Before this name was adopted, the town was often referred to as "Poplar Grove".[4]

Demographics[edit]

The Town of Innisfail's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 7,922,[5] a 0.5% increase over its 2009 municipal census population of 7,883.[6]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Innisfail had a population of 7,876 living in 3,118 of its 3,323 total dwellings, a 7.4% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 7,331. With a land area of 19.53 km2 (7.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 403.3/km2 (1,044.5/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Innisfail had a population of 7,316 living in 2,962 dwellings, a 5.4% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 13.02 km2 (5.03 sq mi) and a population density of 562.0 /km2 (1,456 /sq mi).[7]

Arts and culture[edit]

Innisfail is home of the Daines Rodeo.

Education[edit]

According to the National Household Survey conducted by Statistics Canada in 2011, Innisfail has a comparatively high ratio of residents with no certificate, diploma or degree (based on total population aged 25 to 64).[8] In particular, 1 in 5 males (20.2%) between the ages of 25 and 64 do not possess a certificate, diploma or degree at any level of education. In comparison to other communities in Central Alberta, males aged 25 to 64 in Ponoka, Olds and Sylvan Lake had rates of 11.9%,[9] 14.1%[10] and 14.9%,[11] respectively. The province of Alberta ratio for males aged 25 to 64 with no certificate, diploma or degree is 13.2%.[12] This puts Innisfail 53% above the provincial average for males.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Innisfail is served by the Innisfail Aerodrome, which is located northwest of the town.

Notable people[edit]

Facilities[edit]

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dog training facility is located 2 km south of Innisfail. Napoleon Trails Gravesite is also nearby.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 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. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Town of Innisfail. "Welcome to Innisfail, Alberta, CANADA!". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ Drew A. Penner (2012-09-04). "Welcome to Innisfail: Population 7,922". Innisfail Province (Great West Newspapers LP). Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  6. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Innisfail - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 
  8. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Innisfail - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  9. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Ponoka - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  10. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Olds - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  11. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Sylvan Lake - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  12. ^ Statistics Canada (NHS 2011). "Alberta - NHS Profile". Retrieved 2014-02-17.

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Coordinates: 52°02′N 113°57′W / 52.033°N 113.950°W / 52.033; -113.950 (Innisfail)