Ramsay, Calgary

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Ramsay
Neighbourhood
Ramsay is located in Calgary
Ramsay
Ramsay
Location of Ramsay in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°02′11″N 114°02′38″W / 51.03639°N 114.04389°W / 51.03639; -114.04389Coordinates: 51°02′11″N 114°02′38″W / 51.03639°N 114.04389°W / 51.03639; -114.04389
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SE
Ward 9
Established 1914
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra
Area
 • Total 0.9 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 2,039
 • Median Income (2000) $43,716
Time zone Mountain Time Zone (UTC-7)
Area code(s) area code 403
Website Ramsay Community Association

Ramsay is a residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is an inner city community, located east of the Elbow River, Macleod Trail, Stampede Grounds and the Pengrowth Saddledome arena and south of Inglewood. To the south-east, it borders the Alyth-Bonny Brook industrial area. The eastern half of the community consists primarily of older homes and there is an industrial area in the most eastern corner of the community.[3]

The area now known as Ramsay was developed in the 1880s by Wesley Fletcher Orr and his partners. It was named Ramsay in 1956 when residents of Burnsland, Brewery Flats, Grandview and Mills Estate consolidated as a new community. It was named for William Thomson Ramsay (1857-1921), an early land agent and property owner. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 9 councillor. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Ramsay had a population of 2,110 living in 1,132 dwellings, a 5.2% increase from its 2011 population of 2,006.[5] With a land area of 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi) in 2012.[6][5]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $43,716 in 2000. As a reference, the median household income for the whole city of Calgary was approximately 30% greater: $57,879.[7]

The low income residents living in the neighbourhood represented 19.5% of its total population.[7] As of 2000, 15.1% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 31% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 46.9% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Ecole Ste. Anne Elementary,[8] Junior & Senior (Calgary Catholic School District[9]) and Ramsay Elementary public school.[10]

Crime[edit]

In 2006, there were 91 crimes per thousand population.[11] These included, from July 2006 to December 2006:

Theft of Vehicle Mischief Assault Theft from Vehicle Break and Enter
18 19 13 29 17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Ramsay Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Federation of Calgary Communities". Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  4. ^ City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Ramsay Area Redevelopment Plan". Retrieved 2007-05-11. 
  5. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 9 Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  8. ^ St. Anne Academic Centre
  9. ^ Calgary Catholic School District
  10. ^ Ramsay Elementary School
  11. ^ Calgary Police Service (2007). "News & Events". Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 

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