Richmond, Calgary

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Richmond is located in Calgary
Location of Richmond in Calgary
Coordinates: 51°01′53″N 114°06′48″W / 51.03139°N 114.11333°W / 51.03139; -114.11333Coordinates: 51°01′53″N 114°06′48″W / 51.03139°N 114.11333°W / 51.03139; -114.11333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 8
Established 1950
Annexed 1907
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Evan Woolley
 • Total 1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 1,105 m (3,625 ft)
Population (2008)[2]
 • Total 3,892
 • Average Income $49,954
Website Richmond Community Association

Richmond is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta.

It is located on both sides of the Crowchild Trail, south of 17th Avenue SW.[3] It was the location of Alberta Children's Hospital until 2007, when the new facility was opened in the north-west quadrant. The Naval Museum of Alberta (part of The Military Museums) is located here. The community has an area redevelopment plan in place.[4]

Richmond was established in 1950. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 8 councillor,[1] on a provincial level by Calgary Elbow MLA Alison Redford, and is currently unrepresented at the federal level due to the resignation of the Calgary Centre MP Lee Richardson.


In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Richmond had a population of 4,229 living in 2,259 dwellings, a 2.8% increase from its 2011 population of 4,113.[5] With a land area of 1.8 km2 (0.69 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,350/km2 (6,090/sq mi) in 2012.[5][6]

Residents in this community had an median household income of $49,954, and there were 17.6% low income residents living in the neighbourhood.[7] Most buildings are single-family detached home (48.3%).[2]


The community is served by Richmond Elementary and Chinook College for Continuing Education public schools, as well as various private schools.

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  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Richmond Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  3. ^ City of Calgary (2003). "Community Map". Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  4. ^ City of Calgary Planning (2005). "Richmond 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. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 8 Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-05. 

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