Ponoka County

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Ponoka County
Municipal district
Ponoka County is located in Alberta
Ponoka County
Location of Ponoka County in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°40′32″N 113°34′49″W / 52.67556°N 113.58028°W / 52.67556; -113.58028Coordinates: 52°40′32″N 113°34′49″W / 52.67556°N 113.58028°W / 52.67556; -113.58028
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division No. 8
Established 1944
Incorporated 1952
Government[1]
 • Reeve Paul McLauchlin
 • Governing body
 • CAO Charlie Cutforth
 • Office location Ponoka
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,807.94 km2 (1,084.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 8,856
 • Density 3.2/km2 (8/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 3,330
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Website ponokacounty.com

Ponoka County is a municipal district in Alberta, Canada. It covers 721,396 acres (2,919 km2) and it claims to "embody the essence of rural Alberta".[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Ponoka County had a population of 8,856 living in 3,172 of its 3,669 total dwellings, a 2.5% change from its 2006 population of 8,640. With a land area of 2,807.94 km2 (1,084.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 3.2/km2 (8.2/sq mi) in 2011.[2] Following Ponoka’s 2011 annexation, Statistics Canada adjusted Ponoka County's 2011 population downward by 5 people to 8,851.[4]

In 2006, Ponoka County had a population of 8,640 living in 3,330 dwellings, a 1.7% decrease from 2001. The county has a land area of 2,807.94 km2 (1,084.15 sq mi) and a population density of 3.1 /km2 (8.0 /sq mi).[5]

In 2001, the population of Ponoka County was 8,806 residents[6]

Government[edit]

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the county is Charlie Cutforth.[1] The five members of council, Nancy Hartford, Bryce Liddle, Mark Matejka, Paul McLauchlin, and Doug Weir, where elected October 21, 2013.[1] Councillor Paul McLauchlin, from electoral division 4, was selected the reeve in a 2013 organizational meeting.[7]

History[edit]

Ponoka County was founded on January 1, 1952.[8] The county's first public officials were Mr. Bruce Ramsey, who directed municipal affairs, Mr. Peter McDonald as secretary-treasurer, and Mr. L.G. Saunders was head of the school system. The town gets its name from the Blackfoot word for Elk.

Communities and localities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. August 10, 2014. Retrieved August 10, 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. ^ Ponoka County official site
  4. ^ "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names From January 2, 2011, to January 1, 2012 (Table 1 – Changes to census subdivisions in alphabetical order by province and territory)" (XLSX). Statistics Canada. November 14, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Ponoka County - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  6. ^ Ponoka County Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  7. ^ "Council". Ponoka County. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ Municipal Profile - Alberta Municipal Affairs
  9. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 31, 2013. p. 13. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "County Council Meeting (minutes)" (PDF). Ponoka County. September 3, 2013. p. 2. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4808038 - Ponoka County, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

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