Cardston County

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Cardston County
Municipal district
Oldest grain elevator in Alberta, located in Raley
Oldest grain elevator in Alberta, located in Raley
Official logo of Cardston County
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Cardston County is located in Alberta
Cardston County
Location of Cardston County in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°12′9″N 113°18′7″W / 49.20250°N 113.30194°W / 49.20250; -113.30194Coordinates: 49°12′9″N 113°18′7″W / 49.20250°N 113.30194°W / 49.20250; -113.30194
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division No. 3
Established 1954
Incorporated 1999 (County)
Government[1]
 • Reeve Jim Bester
 • Governing body Cardston County Council
 • Office location Cardston
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 3,429.82 km2 (1,324.26 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 4,481
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website cardstoncounty.com

Cardston County is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 3 around the Town of Cardston.

The municipal district was established on January 1, 1954, through the amalgamation of the Municipal District of Sugar City No. 5 and part of the Municipal District of Cochrane No. 6. On January 1, 2000, the name was changed from Municipal District of Cardston No. 6 to Cardston County[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Cardston County recorded a population of 4,481 living in 1,043 of its 1,260 total private dwellings, a 7.5% change from its 2011 population of 4,167. With a land area of 3,429.82 km2 (1,324.26 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, Cardston County had a population of 4,167 living in 1,032 of its 1,171 total dwellings, a 3.2% change from its 2006 population of 4,037. With a land area of 3,414.87 km2 (1,318.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.2/km2 (3.2/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

The population of Cardston County according to its 2008 municipal census is 4,266.[5]

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