Kingman, Alberta

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Kingman
Hamlet
Kingman, Alberta is located in Alberta
Kingman, Alberta
Location of Kingman in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°12′48″N 112°44′58″W / 53.2133°N 112.7494°W / 53.2133; -112.7494Coordinates: 53°12′48″N 112°44′58″W / 53.2133°N 112.7494°W / 53.2133; -112.7494
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 10
Municipal district Camrose County
Established 1909
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Camrose County Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 90
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 45
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Kingman is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Camrose County.[2] It is located approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of Camrose and has an elevation of 740 metres (2,430 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 10 and in the federal riding of Crowfoot.

As proclaimed on the entry signs for the hamlet, Kingman is known as the Lutefisk capital of Alberta.

History[edit]

The land that now makes up the Hamlet of Kingman, once belonged to Edmund Thompson, who donated the land for the community to be built. Kingman was established in 1909 with the opening of a post office and many other businesses soon followed. In 1910, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was completed through Kingman to Calgary and construction started on a depot. It looked as though Kingman would grow and prosper. During the 1920s trains ran daily except Sunday. By the mid-1930s, there was only one passenger train a week and freight trains ran only when needed to haul grain. In the mid-1960s, rail service between Kingman and Camrose was discontinued and the station was removed. The rails were lifted in 1978. Kingman may be the only community in Alberta that still has a hitchin' post in front of the post office. Local resident Raymond Peterson noticed a girl that came to Kingman on her horse to get the mail. She had nowhere to tie her horse so he built it for her.

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Kingman had a population of 90 living in 40 of its 45 total dwellings, a 3.4% change from its 2006 population of 87. With a land area of 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi), it had a population density of 220/km2 (570/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of Kingman according to Camrose County's 2008 municipal census is 79.[3]

As of 2006, Kingman had a total population of 87 living in 34 dwellings. With a land area of 0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi), it has a population density of 209.7 /km2 (543 /sq mi).[4]

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