Lethbridge County

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Lethbridge County
Municipal district
Lethbridge County is located in Alberta
Lethbridge County
Location of Lethbridge County in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°41′39″N 112°49′58″W / 49.69417°N 112.83278°W / 49.69417; -112.83278Coordinates: 49°41′39″N 112°49′58″W / 49.69417°N 112.83278°W / 49.69417; -112.83278
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division No. 2
Incorporated January 1, 1954[1]
Name changes January 1, 1964[1]
September 6, 2000[1]
December 4, 2013[2]
Government[3]
 • Reeve Lorne Hickey
 • Governing body
 • CAO Rick Robinson
 • Office location Lethbridge
Area (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,837.80 km2 (1,095.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 10,061
 • Density 3.5/km2 (9/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 2,986
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website lethcounty.ca

Lethbridge County is a municipal district in southern Alberta. It is in Census Division No. 2 and part of the Lethbridge census agglomeration. It was known as the County of Lethbridge prior to December 4, 2013.[2] Its named was changed in time for 2014 to coincide with its 50th anniversary.[5]

History[edit]

Lethbridge County encompasses an area that was originally under the jurisdiction of six municipalities. It was originally formed as the Municipal District of Lethbridge No. 25 on January 1, 1954 by amalgamating the municipal districts of Bright No. 16 and Barons No. 25 and portions of Special Area No. 4, the County of Vulcan No. 2 and the municipal districts of Warner No. 4 and Sugar City No. 5.[1] Ten years later, on January 1, 1964, the Municipal District of Lethbridge No. 25 joined with Lethbridge School Division No. 7 to become the County of Lethbridge No. 26.[1] It subsequently changed its name to the County of Lethbridge on September 6, 2000 and then again to Lethbridge County on December 4, 2013.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Lethbridge County had a population of 10,061 living in 2,866 of its 3,052 total dwellings, a -1.9% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 10,254. With a land area of 2,837.8 km2 (1,095.7 sq mi), it had a population density of 3.5/km2 (9.2/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

In the 2006 Census, Lethbridge County had a population of 10,302 living in 2,986 dwellings, a 3.7% increase from 2001. The county has a land area of 2,839.28 km2 (1,096.25 sq mi) and a population density of 3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi).[6]

In the 2001 Census, Lethbridge County had a population of 9,930 in 2,916 dwellings, a 7.3% increase from 1996. On a surface of 2,838.84 km² it has a density of 3.5 inhabitants/km².[7]

Economy[edit]

The economy of the county is primarily agricultural, including the well known "Feedlot Alley", a 500 km² area of intensive livestock operations.

Government[edit]

The county is governed by a council of seven councillors, elected every four years, from seven electoral divisions. The last election was in October 2013. The council chooses a reeve to be their head. It meets in offices located in Lethbridge.

Communities and localities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Location and History Profile: County of Lethbridge". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "O.C. 393/2013". Government of Alberta. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "County Council Adopts New Logo and Approves Changing Name". County of Lethbridge. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ "County of Lethbridge - Community Profile". Statistics Canada. Census 2006. Retrieved June 11, 2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ County of Lethbridge community profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: July 28, 2006. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  8. ^ "Lethbridge, City (Census Subdivision), Alberta". Statistics Canada. June 20, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. March 1, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4802011 - Lethbridge County, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. March 5, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Wilson Siding". County of Lethbridge. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 

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