Schupfart

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Schupfart
Schupfart Kirche.JPG
Coat of arms of Schupfart
Coat of arms
Schupfart is located in Switzerland
Schupfart
Schupfart
Coordinates: 47°31′N 7°58′E / 47.517°N 7.967°E / 47.517; 7.967Coordinates: 47°31′N 7°58′E / 47.517°N 7.967°E / 47.517; 7.967
Country Switzerland
Canton Aargau
District Rheinfelden
Area[1]
 • Total 7.04 km2 (2.72 sq mi)
Elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)
Population (Dec 2013[2])
 • Total 758
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Postal code 4325
SFOS number 4259
Surrounded by Eiken, Frick, Gipf-Oberfrick, Hellikon, Münchwilen, Obermumpf, Wegenstetten
Website www.schupfart.ch
SFSO statistics

Schupfart is a municipality in the district of Rheinfelden in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland.

Geography[edit]

Schupfart has an area, as of 2009, of 7.04 square kilometers (2.72 sq mi). Of this area, 4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi) or 60.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 2.28 km2 (0.88 sq mi) or 32.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.49 km2 (0.19 sq mi) or 7.0% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.01 km2 (2.5 acres) or 0.1% is either rivers or lakes.[3]

Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.6%. Out of the forested land, 30.5% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.8% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 39.1% is used for growing crops and 16.5% is pastures, while 4.5% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is in rivers and streams.[3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Argent a Linden-leaf slipped Vert.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Schupfart has a population (as of December 2013) of 758[2] As of June 2009, 8.2% of the population are foreign nationals.[5] Over the last 10 years (1997–2007) the population has changed at a rate of 13.7%. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks German(96.5%), with Albanian being second most common ( 2.3%) and Italian being third ( 0.6%).[6]

The age distribution, as of 2008, in Schupfart is; 78 children or 10.2% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 91 teenagers or 12.0% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 96 people or 12.6% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 103 people or 13.5% are between 30 and 39, 145 people or 19.1% are between 40 and 49, and 108 people or 14.2% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 70 people or 9.2% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 36 people or 4.7% are between 70 and 79, there are 28 people or 3.7% who are between 80 and 89,and there are 6 people or 0.8% who are 90 and older.[7]

As of 2000, there were 20 homes with 1 or 2 persons in the household, 116 homes with 3 or 4 persons in the household, and 121 homes with 5 or more persons in the household.[8] As of 2000, there were 262 private households (homes and apartments) in the municipality, and an average of 2.6 persons per household.[6] In 2008 there were 128 single family homes (or 40.1% of the total) out of a total of 319 homes and apartments.[9] There were a total of 3 empty apartments for a 0.9% vacancy rate.[9] As of 2007, the construction rate of new housing units was 9.4 new units per 1000 residents.[6]

In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 42.09% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the CVP (25.33%), the SP (10.82%) and the FDP (7.37%). In the federal election, a total of 226 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 40.7%.[10]

The historical population is given in the following table:[7]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1975 539 —    
1980 536 −0.6%
1990 558 +4.1%
2000 685 +22.8%

Heritage sites of national significance[edit]

The Herrain, a formerly fortified hill, is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance.[11]

Economy[edit]

As of 2007, Schupfart had an unemployment rate of 1.77%. As of 2005, there were 72 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 28 businesses involved in this sector. 37 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 9 businesses in this sector. 55 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 17 businesses in this sector.[6]

In 2000 there were 347 workers who lived in the municipality. Of these, 281 or about 81.0% of the residents worked outside Schupfart while 41 people commuted into the municipality for work. There were a total of 107 jobs (of at least 6 hours per week) in the municipality.[12] Of the working population, 9.7% used public transportation to get to work, and 67.3% used a private car.[6]

Religion[edit]

From the 2000 census, 518 or 76.1% were Roman Catholic, while 95 or 14.0% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 12 individuals (or about 1.76% of the population) who belonged to the Christian Catholic faith.[8]

Education[edit]

In Schupfart about 76.2% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule).[6] Of the school age population (in the 2008/2009 school year), there are 49 students attending primary school in the municipality.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 18 August 2014
  3. ^ a b Swiss Federal Statistical Office-Land Use Statistics 2009 data (German) accessed 25 March 2010
  4. ^ Flags of the World.com accessed 28-May-2010
  5. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bereich 01 -Bevölkerung (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  6. ^ a b c d e f Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 28-May-2010
  7. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau -Bevölkerungsdaten für den Kanton Aargau und die Gemeinden (Archiv) (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  8. ^ a b c Statistical Department of Canton Aargau - Aargauer Zahlen 2009 (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  9. ^ a b Statistical Department of Canton Aargau (German) accessed 20 January 2010
  10. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Nationalratswahlen 2007: Stärke der Parteien und Wahlbeteiligung, nach Gemeinden/Bezirk/Canton (German) accessed 28 May 2010
  11. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte: Aargau". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  12. ^ Statistical Department of Canton Aargau-Bereich 11 Verkehr und Nachrichtenwesen (German) accessed 21 January 2010