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Village of Kitscoty
Main Street, Kitscoty
Main Street, Kitscoty
Flag of Kitscoty
Nickname(s): Biggest Little Sports Centre in Alberta
Kitscoty is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°20′14″N 110°19′59″W / 53.33722°N 110.33306°W / 53.33722; -110.33306Coordinates: 53°20′14″N 110°19′59″W / 53.33722°N 110.33306°W / 53.33722; -110.33306
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district County of Vermilion River
Founded 1905
Incorporated 1911
 • Mayor Daryl Frank
 • Governing body Kitscoty Village Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 846
 • Density 549.8/km2 (1,424/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 316
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Yellowhead Highway
Website Official website

The Village of Kitscoty is situated at the junction of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) and Highway 897 (the proposed link to Cold Lake). The village is located approximately midway between Edmonton and Saskatoon (225 km (140 mi) and 295 km (183 mi) respectively). In addition, the village is within short commuting distance of Lloydminster. The CN railway tracks also pass through Kitscoty. The surrounding County of Vermilion River's municipal office is located in Kitscoty.

Kitscoty is located in a prime agricultural area which has much heavy oil activity, both of which provide employment opportunities for the residents.


Kitscoty Cemetery

The first settlers came to the district in 1905, and was incorporated as a Village in 1911. Kitscoty originally served a trading area stretching from Cold Lake in the north to the Battle River in the south. Kitscoty is named after a famous cromlech, 3 large stones in a tripod arrangement, found near a settlement in England known as Kit's Coty House.[4]


The population of the Village of Kitscoty according to its 2013 municipal census is 967,[5] an 8.4% increase over its 2011 municipal census population of 892.[6]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Kitscoty had a population of 846 living in 300 of its 316 total dwellings, a 19.3% change from its 2006 population of 709. With a land area of 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi), it had a population density of 549.4/km2 (1,422.8/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Kitscoty had a population of 709 living in 263 dwellings, a 5.7% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.54 km2 (0.59 sq mi) and a population density of 460.7 inhabitants per square kilometer.[7]



There is an elementary school and a junior/senior high school within the village.

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  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. ^ Ronaghan, Allen (1973). Earnest-Minded Men : an account of local government in the County of Vermillion River. Kitscoty, Alberta: County of Vermilion River. p. 191. 
  5. ^ "August 2013 Newsletter". Village of Kitscoty. August 2013. p. 9. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2011 Municipal Affairs Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 5, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Kitscoty - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-08.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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