Ardrossan, Alberta

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Ardrossan
Hamlet
Ardrossan is located in Strathcona County
Ardrossan
Ardrossan
Location in Strathcona County
Ardrossan is located in Alberta
Ardrossan
Ardrossan
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°33′8″N 113°8′30″W / 53.55222°N 113.14167°W / 53.55222; -113.14167Coordinates: 53°33′8″N 113°8′30″W / 53.55222°N 113.14167°W / 53.55222; -113.14167
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Specialized municipalityStrathcona County
Government
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • MayorRod Frank
 • Governing body
  • Dave Anderson
  • Katie Berghofer
  • Brian Botterill
  • Linton Delainey
  • Glen Lawrence
  • Robert Parks
  • Paul Smith
  • Bill Tonita
Area
 (2021)[1]
 • Land2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Elevation
708 m (2,323 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total898
 • Density358.7/km2 (929/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area codes780, 587, 825
HighwaysHighway 824 and Highway 69
WebsiteStrathcona County

Ardrossan is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, within Strathcona County.[2] It is located on Highway 824, approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Sherwood Park.

The community takes its name from Ardrossan, in Scotland.[3]

Ardrossan is located directly to the east of Sherwood Park, and is just south of the Yellowhead Highway on Range Road 222. It can also be accessed by Township Road 530 coming out of Sherwood Park.

Ardrossan has a large recreation complex.

Demographics[edit]

The population of Ardrossan according to the 2022 municipal census conducted by Strathcona County is 919,[4] an increase from its 2018 municipal census population count of 532.[5]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Ardrossan had a population of 898 living in 309 of its 319 total private dwellings, a change of 85.5% from its 2016 population of 484. With a land area of 2.5 km2 (0.97 sq mi), it had a population density of 359.2/km2 (930.3/sq mi) in 2021.[1]

Education[edit]

There are three schools in the hamlet. Ardrossan Elementary School, and Ardrossan Junior Senior High School, both operated by Elk Island Public Schools, and Holy Redeemer Catholic School, operated by Elk Island Catholic Schools. The junior/senior high school also houses the Ardrossan Community Theatre and the sports fields surrounding the schools were recently redeveloped with new baseball diamonds, soccer fields, football fields and a tennis court.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and designated places". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  2. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 12.
  4. ^ "Strathcona County Census Results". Strathcona County. October 7, 2022. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  5. ^ "Census 2018 Results Report" (PDF). Strathcona County. August 30, 2018. pp. 3–4. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Ardrossan Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine