Caroline, Alberta

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Caroline
Village
Village of Caroline
Motto: Prospering at Nature's Doorstep
Caroline, Alberta is located in Alberta
Caroline, Alberta
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°05′36.2″N 114°44′22.5″W / 52.093389°N 114.739583°W / 52.093389; -114.739583Coordinates: 52°05′36.2″N 114°44′22.5″W / 52.093389°N 114.739583°W / 52.093389; -114.739583
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 9
Municipal district Clearwater County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village December 31, 1951
Government
 • Mayor Rachele Peters
 • Governing body Caroline Village Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi)
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 512
 • Density 250.4/km2 (649/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0M-0M0
Highways Highway 22
Highway 54
Website Official website

Caroline /ˈkærəln/ is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located southwest of Red Deer.

The community is named after Caroline Langley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Langley. The family opened the community's original post office in 1908.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Caroline recorded a population of 512 living in 233 of its 259 total private dwellings, a 2.2% change from its 2011 population of 501. With a land area of 2.04 km2 (0.79 sq mi), it had a population density of 251.0/km2 (650.0/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Caroline had a population of 501 living in 201 of its 248 total dwellings, a -2.7% change from its 2006 population of 515. With a land area of 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi), it had a population density of 253.0/km2 (655.3/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

In 2006, Caroline had a population of 515 living in 235 dwellings, a 7.4% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.98 square kilometres (0.76 sq mi) and a population density of 259.8 inhabitants per square kilometre (673/sq mi).[5]

Notable people[edit]

Gas discovery[edit]

In the mid-1980s a large gas field valued at 10 billion dollars was discovered nearby and subsequently developed by Shell.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Caroline" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 134. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Larry Donovan & Tom Monto (2006). Alberta Place Names: The Fascinating People & Stories Behind the Naming of Alberta. Dragon Hill Publishing Ltd. p. 37. ISBN 1-896124-11-9. 
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Caroline - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-06. 

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