Somerset, Calgary

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Somerset
Neighbourhood
Somerset is located in Calgary
Somerset
Somerset
Location of Somerset in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°53′52″N 114°04′52″W / 50.89778°N 114.08111°W / 50.89778; -114.08111Coordinates: 50°53′52″N 114°04′52″W / 50.89778°N 114.08111°W / 50.89778; -114.08111
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 13
Established 1995
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart
Area
 • Total 3.4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 • Total 8,393
 • Average Income $88,150
Website Somerset Community Association

Somerset is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located at the southern edge of the city, north of the Spruce Meadows Trail and east from the community of Bridlewood and west from Macleod Trail. The Spruce Meadows equestrian facility is located immediately south-west.

Somerset is a relatively new neighbourhood, being established in 1995. It is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 13 councillor.[1]

The community is served by the Somerset-Bridlewood station of the C-Train LRT system (201 line).

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Somerset had a population of 8,540 living in 3,136 dwellings, a 1.7% increase from its 2011 population of 8,401.[3] With a land area of 2.3 km2 (0.89 sq mi), it had a population density of 3,710/km2 (9,620/sq mi) in 2012.[4][3]

Residents in this community had a median household income of $88,150 in 2000, and there were 6.6% low income residents living in the neighborhood.[5] As of 2000, 23.1% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 10.8% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 4.8% of the housing was used for renting.[2]

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Somerset School (K~4) public school, and Samuel W. Shaw School.(5~9) Both of these schools are run by the Calgary Board of Education. Bishop O'Byrne High School is also readily accessible to Somerset Residents, which is run by the Calgary Catholic School Board.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Calgary (2006). "Somerset Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ City of Calgary (2004). "Ward 13 Profile". Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

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