Rural Municipality of Birch Hills No. 460

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Birch Hills No. 460 is a rural municipality in north-central Saskatchewan, Canada within census division 15. It is located southeast of Prince Albert on Highway 3, and north of Saskatoon. The R.M. is within the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division No. 119.[1]

The town of Birch Hills lies within the borders of Birch Hills No. 460, and the Muskoday First Nation Indian reserve lies adjacent, but neither is technically part of the R.M.

It is mainly a farming community, but due to all the trees, pursuing such industry is difficult.

The name comes from all of the hills to the south and east and the abundance of birch trees which once covered the area, the hamlet was named Birch Hills. While native birch trees are not as prevalent in the area today as they once were, residents have caught the spirit of the name by planting birch trees on boulevards and private property.

The area is part of the aspen parkland biome.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Rural Municipality of Birch Hills No. 460 community profile
2006
Population: 701 (-10.4% from 2001)
Land area: 1.82 km2 (0.70 sq mi)
Population density: 1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi)
Median age: 43.3 (M: 43.5, F: 43.1)
Total private dwellings: 425
Median household income: $51,670
References: 2006[2] earlier[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Rivers School Division No. 119" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 53°03′33″N 105°29′09″W / 53.05917°N 105.48583°W / 53.05917; -105.48583