Beaumont, Alberta

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Beaumont
Town
Town of Beaumont
Ville de Beaumont
St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Beaumont
St. Vital Roman Catholic Church in Beaumont
Flag of Beaumont
Flag
Motto(s): 
Life is better in Beaumont!
Beaumont is located in Alberta
Beaumont
Beaumont
Location of Beaumont in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°21′26″N 113°24′53″W / 53.35722°N 113.41472°W / 53.35722; -113.41472Coordinates: 53°21′26″N 113°24′53″W / 53.35722°N 113.41472°W / 53.35722; -113.41472
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Municipal districtLeduc County
Founded[1]1895
Incorporated[2] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1973
 • TownJanuary 1, 1980
Government
 • MayorJohn Stewart [3]
 • Governing body
 • CAOMike Schwirtz
 • MLAShaye Anderson
Area
 (2016)[5]
 • Land10.47 km2 (4.04 sq mi)
Elevation735 m (2,411 ft)
Population
(2016)[5]
 • Total17,396
 • Density1,661.1/km2 (4,302/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2016)
17,720[7]
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)780, 587, 825
HighwaysHighway 625
Highway 814
WebsiteOfficial website

Beaumont (/ˈbmɒnt/) is a town in Leduc County within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 625 and Highway 814, 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) south of the City of Edmonton and 6.0 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of the City of Leduc. The Nisku Industrial Park and the Edmonton International Airport are located 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the west and 8.0 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the southwest respectively.

Originally a French farming community, Beaumont is now a town with 18,320 people.[8] Its downtown core resembles a French village with unique architecture and red brick walkways. It is named for the "beautiful hill" on which St. Vital Church, built in 1919, is located within the centre of the town. The name was selected in 1895 as part of a petition for a post office.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Federal census
population history
YearPop.±%
194165—    
1951149+129.2%
1956121−18.8%
1961194+60.3%
1966234+20.6%
1971337+44.0%
1976851+152.5%
19812,638+210.0%
19863,944+49.5%
19915,042+27.8%
19965,810+15.2%
20017,006+20.6%
20068,961+27.9%
201113,284+48.2%
201617,396+31.0%
Source: Statistics Canada
[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][5]

The population of the Town of Beaumont according to its 2017 municipal census is 18,320,[22] a change of 3.4% from its 2016 municipal census population of 17,720.[7] At its current population, Beaumont is one of the largest towns in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents.[23]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Beaumont recorded a population of 17,396 living in 5,633 of its 5,980 total private dwellings, a 31% change from its 2011 population of 13,284. With a land area of 10.47 km2 (4.04 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,661.5/km2 (4,303.3/sq mi) in 2016.[5]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Beaumont had a population of 13,284 living in 4,369 of its 4,566 total dwellings, a 48.2% change from its 2006 population of 8,961. With a land area of 10.5 km2 (4.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,265.1/km2 (3,276.7/sq mi) in 2011.[21] The 2011 census also indicated that Beaumont was ranked as the municipality with the seventh-highest population growth between 2006 and 2011.[24]

In 2014, 49.6% of the workforce of Beaumont was employed in the nearby city of Edmonton.[25]

Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2006 Census)
Population group Population % of total population
White 8,285 92.5%
Visible minority group
Source:[26]
South Asian 45 0.5%
Chinese 75 0.8%
Black 50 0.6%
Filipino 45 0.5%
Latin American 30 0.3%
Arab 40 0.4%
Southeast Asian 40 0.4%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 50 0.6%
Japanese 0 0%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 0 0%
Multiple visible minority 15 0.2%
Total visible minority population 385 4.3%
Aboriginal group
Source:[27]
First Nations 65 0.7%
Métis 215 2.4%
Inuit 0 0%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 10 0.1%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 290 3.2%
Total population 8,960 100%

Economy[edit]

The Town of Beaumont is a member of the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association, an economic development partnership that markets Alberta's International Region[28] in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport.[29]

Arts and culture[edit]

Beaumont from the air

Beaumont is home to the Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival (BBRF). Previous performers at the BBRF have included Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida, Corb Lund, Fred Penner, Matt Andersen, Sloan, Powder Blues Band, Sheepdogs.[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beaumont History Book Committee (1985). Beaumont : histoire de Beaumont et district, 1885-1960. p. 13.
  2. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Beaumont" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 17, 2016. p. 36. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Alberta election 2017: Beaumont results". Global News. Erika Tucker. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "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.
  6. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "2016 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3127-5. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "2017 Municipal Census Population Report". Town of Beaumont. July 17, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  9. ^ Ninth Census of Canada, 1951. SP-7, Population: Unincorporated villages and hamlets. Dominion Bureau of Statistics. p. 55-57.
  10. ^ "Table 6: Population by sex, for census subdivisions, 1956 and 1951". Census of Canada, 1956. Population, Counties and Subdivisions. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1957. p. 6.50-6.53.
  11. ^ "Table 6: Population by census subdivisions, 1901–1961". 1961 Census of Canada. Series 1.1: Historical, 1901–1961. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1963. p. 6.77-6.83.
  12. ^ "Population by specified age groups and sex, for census subdivisions, 1966". Census of Canada, 1966. Population, Specified Age Groups and Sex for Counties and Census Subdivisions, 1966. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1968. p. 6.50-6.53.
  13. ^ "Table 2: Population of Census Subdivisions, 1921–1971". 1971 Census of Canada. Volume I: Population, Census Subdivisions (Historical). Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1973. p. 2.102-2.111.
  14. ^ "Table 3: Population for census divisions and subdivisions, 1971 and 1976". 1976 Census of Canada. Census Divisions and Subdivisions, Western Provinces and the Territories. Volume I: Population, Geographic Distributions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1977. p. 3.40-3.43.
  15. ^ "Table 4: Population and Total Occupied Dwellings, for Census Divisions and Subdivisions, 1976 and 1981". 1981 Census of Canada. Volume II: Provincial series, Population, Geographic distributions (Alberta). Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1982. p. 4.1-4.10. ISBN 0-660-51095-2.
  16. ^ "Table 2: Census Divisions and Subdivisions – Population and Occupied Private Dwellings, 1981 and 1986". Census Canada 1986. Population and Dwelling Counts – Provinces and Territories (Alberta). Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1987. p. 2.1-2.10. ISBN 0-660-53463-0.
  17. ^ "Table 2: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 1986 and 1991 – 100% Data". 91 Census. Population and Dwelling Counts – Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1992. p. 100-108. ISBN 0-660-57115-3.
  18. ^ "Table 10: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions (Municipalities) and Designated Places, 1991 and 1996 Censuses – 100% Data". 96 Census. A National Overview – Population and Dwelling Counts. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1997. p. 136-146. ISBN 0-660-59283-5.
  19. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses - 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  20. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. January 6, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  21. ^ a b "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.
  22. ^ "2017 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3652-2. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  23. ^ "Municipal Government Act". Alberta Queen's Printer. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  24. ^ "Table 6: Municipalities (census subdivisions) with the highest population growth between 2006 and 2011". Statistics Canada. May 30, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  25. ^ "2014 Census Report" (PDF). Town of Beaumont. p. 13. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  26. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  27. ^ [2], Aboriginal Population Profile from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  28. ^ "About Us". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  29. ^ "Explore the Region". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  30. ^ "Beaumont Blues Festival-Labour Day Long Weekend-2010". Archived from the original on August 6, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010.

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