Thorsby, Alberta

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Thorsby
Village
Village of Thorsby
Thorsby is located in Alberta
Thorsby
Thorsby
Location of Thorsby in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°13′39″N 114°03′2″W / 53.22750°N 114.05056°W / 53.22750; -114.05056Coordinates: 53°13′39″N 114°03′2″W / 53.22750°N 114.05056°W / 53.22750; -114.05056
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 11
Municipal district Leduc County
Government
 • Mayor Barry Rasch
 • Governing body Thorsby Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 3.87 km2 (1.49 sq mi)
Elevation 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2011)[1][2]
 • Total 951
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways 39
778
Waterways Weed Creek
Website Official website

Thorsby is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 38 km (24 mi) west of the City of Leduc, along Highway 39. Pigeon Lake and Pigeon Lake Provincial Park are located 20 km (12 mi) south of the community.

St. John the Baptist Church, at the south end of Thorsby

Demographics[edit]

The Village of Thorsby's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 949,[3] a -4.1% change from its 2010 municipal census population of 988.[4]

In the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada originally reported that the Village of Thorsby had a population of 797 living in 334 of its 373 total dwellings, a -15.7% change from its 2006 population of 945.[1] Statistics Canada subsequently amended the 2011 census results to a population of 951 living in 394 of its 436 total dwellings, a 0.6% change from 2006.[2] With a land area of 3.87 km2 (1.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 245.7/km2 (636.5/sq mi) in 2011.[1][2]

In 2006, Thorsby had a population of 945 living in 397 dwellings, an 18.3% increase from its 2001 population of 799. The village has a land area of 2.92 km2 (1.13 sq mi) and a population density of 323.6/km2 (838/sq mi).[5]

Economy[edit]

The Village of Thorsby is a member of the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association, an economic development partnership that markets Alberta's International Region[6] in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. March 21, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Thorsby Council Briefs". Leduc Representative (Sun Media Corporation). 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  4. ^ "2010 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Thorsby - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "About Us". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ "Explore the Region". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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