Blackfoot, Alberta

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Blackfoot is located in Alberta
Location of Blackfoot Alberta

Blackfoot is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada, within the County of Vermilion River.[1] It is located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Highway 16, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of Lloydminster. The first post office opened in 1905 as "Blackfoot Hills" and changed to just "Blackfoot" in 1909.[2] Telephone service was established in 1907.[3]


The County of Vermilion River's 2015 municipal census counted a population of 420 in Blackfoot.[4]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Blackfoot had a population of 269 living in 107 of its 111 total dwellings, a 69.2% change from its 2006 population of 159. With a land area of 0.88 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 305.7/km2 (792/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  2. ^ Ronaghan, Allen (1973). Earnest-Minded Men : an account of local government in the County of Vermilion River. Kitscoty, Alberta: County of Vermilion River. p. 33. 
  3. ^ Forgotten Echoes Historical Society (1982). Forgotten echoes : a history of Blackfoot and surrounding area. Blackfoot, Alberta. p. 62. 
  4. ^ "Blackfoot Community Development Plan" (PDF). County of Vermilion River. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

Coordinates: 53°17′21″N 110°10′24″W / 53.28917°N 110.17333°W / 53.28917; -110.17333 (Blackfoot)