Arrowwood, Alberta

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Arrowwood
Village
Village of Arrowwood
Last of four elevators along the former CPR track bed on the west side of town.
Last of four elevators along the former CPR track bed on the west side of town.
Arrowwood, Alberta is located in Alberta
Arrowwood, Alberta
Location of Arrowwood in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°44′10.5″N 113°8′38.7″W / 50.736250°N 113.144083°W / 50.736250; -113.144083Coordinates: 50°44′10.5″N 113°8′38.7″W / 50.736250°N 113.144083°W / 50.736250; -113.144083
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Vulcan County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village May 13, 1926
Government
 • Mayor Matt Crane
 • Governing body Arrowwood Village Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation 930 m (3,050 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 207
 • Density 276.1/km2 (715/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 547
Website Official website

Arrowwood is a village in Vulcan County, Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 547, approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Okotoks.

The community takes its name from nearby East Arrowwood Creek.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Arrowwood recorded a population of 207 living in 72 of its 79 total private dwellings, a 10.1% change from its 2011 population of 188. With a land area of 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 276.0/km2 (714.8/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Arrowwood had a population of 188 living in 70 of its 74 total dwellings, a -14.9% change from its 2006 population of 221. With a land area of 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 284.8/km2 (737.8/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

The population of the Village of Arrowwood according to its 2011 municipal census is 188,[5] a 16.1% decrease from its 2007 municipal census population of 224.[6]

In the 2006 Census, Arrowwood had a population of 221 living in 80 dwellings, a 12.8% increase from 2001. The village has an area of 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi) and a population density of 336.4 inhabitants per square kilometer.[7]

Government[edit]

The village is governed by a village council consisting of a mayor and two councillors, and is administrated by a village administrator.[8] Municipal elections are held every four years.

Notable people[edit]

The Canadian-American actress Joyce Meadows was born in Arrowwood but left the village in her early childhood.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Arrowwood" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 43. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 13. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "2011 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  6. ^ "2010 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Arrowwood - Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  8. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. February 10, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

Bibliography[edit]

Arrowwood Story (Mistsa-Katpiskoo): In the Shadow of the Buffalo Hills. 1964. 

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