Blackie, Alberta

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Blackie is located in Alberta
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Location of Blackie in Alberta

Blackie is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31.[1] It is located approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Calgary on Highway 799.

History[edit]

The community was named after John Stuart Blackie, a Scottish scholar.[2][3] Previously incorporated as a village on December 30, 1912,[4] Blackie dissolved to hamlet status on August 31, 1997.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Blackie recorded a population of 314 living in 126 of its 147 total private dwellings, a change of −8.5% from its 2011 population of 343. With a land area of 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 413.2/km2 (1,070.1/sq mi) in 2016.[6]

As a designated place in the 2011 census, Blackie had a population of 343 living in 138 of its 149 total dwellings, a 0.3% change from its 2006 population of 342. With a land area of 0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 464/km2 (1,200/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 21. 
  3. ^ Fencelines and Furrows History Book Society (1971). Fencelines and Furrows. p. 77. 
  4. ^ Alberta Queen's Printer (1912-12-30). "Establishment of the Village of Blackie" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  5. ^ Alberta Queen's Printer (1997-08-13). "Order in Council (O.C.) 343/97" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "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: 50°36′16″N 113°37′22″W / 50.60444°N 113.62278°W / 50.60444; -113.62278 (Blackie)