Blackfoot, Alberta

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Location of Blackfoot Alberta

Blackfoot is a hamlet in east-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.

History[edit]

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]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Blackfoot recorded a population of 392 living in 146 of its 153 total private dwellings, a change of 45.7% from its 2011 population of 269. With a land area of 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 440.4/km2 (1,140.8/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

The County of Vermilion River's 2015 municipal census counted a population of 420 in Blackfoot.[5]

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.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Blackfoot Community Development Plan" (PDF). County of Vermilion River. July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "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)