Kilkenny, Edmonton

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Kilkenny
Neighbourhood
Kilkenny is located in Edmonton
Kilkenny
Kilkenny
Location of Kilkenny in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°36′40″N 113°27′25″W / 53.611°N 113.457°W / 53.611; -113.457
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 3
Sector[2] Mature area
Area[3][4] Londonderry
Government[5]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Dave Loken
Area[6]
 • Total 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Elevation 683 m (2,241 ft)
Population (2012)[7]
 • Total 5,715
 • Density 3,265.7/km2 (8,458/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Decrease-1.9%
 • Dwellings 2,180

Kilkenny is a residential neighbourhood in north east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Most of the development in the neighbourhood occurred during the 1960s and 1970s. It was named after Kilkenny in Ireland.[citation needed]

The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by 82 Street, on the east by 66 Street, on the north by 153 Avenue, and on the south by 144 Avenue. Londonderry Mall, a major shopping centre, is located to the south of the neighbourhood along 66 Street.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Kilkenny had a population of 5,715 living in 2,180 dwellings,[7] a -1.9% change from its 2009 population of 5,826.[8] With a land area of 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi),[6] it had a population density of 3,265.7 people/km2 in 2012.[7][6]

Residential development[edit]

According to the 2001 federal census, approximately half of all residences (50.6%) were built between 1961 and 1970. Another one in four (23.2%) were built between 1971 and 1980. One in five (22.3%) were built between 1981 and 1990. By 1990, residential development in Kilkenny was substantially complete.[9]

The most common type of residence in the neighbourhood, according to the 2005 municipal census, is the single-family dwelling. These account for three out of every five (60%) residences in the neighbourhood. Rented apartments in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories account for another three out of every ten (30%) of all residences. Most of the remaining residences (10%) are row houses. There is also a small number (<1%) of duplexes.[10] Three out of every five (62%) residences are owner-occupied while two out of every five (38%) residences are rented.[11]

Population mobility[edit]

The population of the neighbourhood is somewhat mobile. According to the 2005 municipal census, approximately one resident in eight (13.3%) had moved within the previous twelve months. One resident in five (20%) had moved within the previous one to three years. Just over half (53.4%) of all residents had lived at the same address for five or more years.[12]

Schools and recreation facilities[edit]

There are five schools in the neighbourhood.

  • Edmonton Public School System
    • J. A. Fife Elementary School
    • John Barnett Elementary School
    • Londonderry Junior High School
    • M. E. Lazerte High School

Shopping and services[edit]

Londonderry Mall, a major Edmonton shopping centre, is located a short distance to the south in the adjoining neighbourhood of Kildare. Anothor major shopping centre, North Town Centre is located to the south west in the neighbourhood of Northmount. Across the street from North Town Centre is a third major shopping mall, Northgate Centre.

The Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre and Londonderry Athletic Grounds are both located in the neighbourhood.

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Way We Grow: Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 15100". City of Edmonton. 2010-05-26. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "City of Edmonton Plans in Effect". City of Edmonton. November 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD23/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/KILKENNY.pdf
  10. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and fourplexes.
  11. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05002/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/KILKENNY.pdf
  12. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/C05022B/MUNICIPAL%202005/Neighbourhood/KILKENNY.pdf

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