Sexsmith, Alberta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sexsmith
Town
Town of Sexsmith
Nickname(s): Grain capital of the British Empire
Sexsmith is located in Alberta
Sexsmith
Sexsmith
Location of Sexsmith in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°21′3″N 118°46′57″W / 55.35083°N 118.78250°W / 55.35083; -118.78250Coordinates: 55°21′3″N 118°46′57″W / 55.35083°N 118.78250°W / 55.35083; -118.78250
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Founded 1916
Incorporated 1929
Government
 • Mayor Claude Lagace
 • Governing body Sexsmith Town Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 13.43 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Elevation [2] 724 m (2,375 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,418
 • Density 180.1/km2 (466/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0H 3C0
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 2
Highway 59
Website Official website

Sexsmith is a town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 2, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the City of Grande Prairie.

Sexsmith is located in the Peace River Country region of Alberta, one of the most fertile growing areas in the province. The town was once known as the "grain capital of the British Empire"; in a 10-year period from 1939 till 1949 it shipped more grain than any other port in the empire.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Sexsmith had a population of 2,418 living in 807 of its 848 total dwellings, a 22.8% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,969. With a land area of 13.43 km2 (5.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 180.0/km2 (466.3/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of the Town of Sexsmith according to its 2007 municipal census was 2,255.[3]

In 2006, Sexsmith had a population of 1,959 living in 672 dwellings, an 18.5% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi) and a population density of 572.0 /km2 (1,481 /sq mi).[4]

Below is a summary of Sexsmith's population growth since 1996.

  • Population: 2,255 (2007)[3]
  • Population: 1,959 (2006)[4]
  • Population: 1,934 (2004)[5]
  • Population: 1,653 (2001)[6]
  • Population: 1,481 (1996)[6]
  • 2006 to 2007 population change: 15.11%
  • 2001 to 2006 population change: 18.50%
  • 2001 to 2004 population change: 17.00%
  • 1996 to 2004 population change: 30.59%
  • 1996 to 2001 population change: 11.61%
  • Land area: 3.43 km2 (1.32 sq mi)[4]

Sports[edit]

Club League Sport Venue Established Championships
Sexsmith Vipers
NWJHL
Ice Hockey Sexsmith Arena
N/A
0

Education[edit]

Sexsmith has three schools:

  • Robert W. Zahara Public School
  • Sexsmith Secondary School
  • St. Mary's Catholic School

Sexsmith is also the home of a post-secondary institution:

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List". Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  4. ^ a b c Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Sexsmith - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  5. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2004-10-28). "2004 Official Population List". Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada (2007-02-01). "2001 Community Profiles – Sexsmith (Town)". Retrieved 2010-09-08. 

External links[edit]