Wildwood, Alberta

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Wildwood
Hamlet
Main Street
Main Street
Nickname(s): A Place For All Seasons
Wildwood, Alberta is located in Alberta
Wildwood, Alberta
Location of Wildwood in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°36′34″N 115°14′15″W / 53.60944°N 115.23750°W / 53.60944; -115.23750
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 14
Municipal district Yellowhead County
Government
 • Mayor Gerald Soroka
 • Governing body
Elevation 778 m (2,552 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 294
Time zone MST (UTC-8)
Postal code span T0E 2M0
Highways Yellowhead Highway
Cowboy Trail
Waterways Lobstick River
Website Yellowhead County

Wildwood is a hamlet in west-central Alberta, Canada within Yellowhead County.[2] It is located on the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16), approximately 112 kilometres (70 mi) west of Edmonton and 82 kilometres (51 mi) east of Edson. The Yellowhead Highway's intersection with Cowboy Trail (Highway 22) is 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of the hamlet. The Lobstick River, which flows from Chip Lake to the west, runs through the hamlet.

Statistics Canada recognizes Wildwood as a designated place.[3]

History[edit]

Originally named Junkins, Wildwood was established in 1908 by a group of 20 African-American immigrants as a block settlement.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Wildwood had a population of 294 living in 149 of its 167 total dwellings, a 6.1% change from its 2006 population of 277. With a land area of 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 330.3/km2 (856/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

In the 2006 Census, Wildwood had a total population of 277 living in 132 dwellings. With a land area of 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 310.7/km2 (805/sq mi).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada (2007). "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (Alberta)". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  4. ^ Heritage Community Foundation and Black Pioneers Descendants' Society (2007). "Alberta's Black Pioneer Heritage - Junkins". Heritage Community Foundation and Black Pioneers Descendants' Society. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 

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Coordinates: 53°36′34″N 115°14′15″W / 53.60944°N 115.23750°W / 53.60944; -115.23750 (Wildwood)