Coalhurst

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Coalhurst
Town
Town of Coalhurst
Coalhurst is located in Alberta
Coalhurst
Coalhurst
Location of Coalhurst in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°44′45″N 112°55′55″W / 49.7457°N 112.9319°W / 49.7457; -112.9319Coordinates: 49°44′45″N 112°55′55″W / 49.7457°N 112.9319°W / 49.7457; -112.9319
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district Lethbridge County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village December 17, 1913
 • Dissolution December 31, 1936
 • Village January 15, 1979
 • Town June 1, 1995
Government[2]
 • Mayor Dennis Cassie
 • Governing body Coalhurst Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 3.11 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 2,668
 • Density 857.5/km2 (2,221/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 3
Highway 25
Website Official website

Coalhurst (originally named Bridgend) is a town in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 3, 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Lethbridge. It used to be a coal-mining community.[4]

Around 1930, a large fire broke out in Coalhurst and cost the town about $35,000. No one was injured in the fire.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Coalhurst recorded a population of 2,668 living in 938 of its 970 total private dwellings, a 34.9% change from its 2011 population of 1,978. With a land area of 3.11 km2 (1.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 857.9/km2 (2,221.9/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The Town of Coalhurst's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 2,301,[5] a 1.4% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 2,269.[6]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Coalhurst had a population of 1,963 living in 715 of its 785 total dwellings, a 28.9% change from its 2006 population of 1,523. With a land area of 2.39 km2 (0.92 sq mi), it had a population density of 821.3/km2 (2,127.3/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Coalhurst" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 155. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Town of Coalhurst. "Town Council". Archived from the original on 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 35. 
  5. ^ "Coalhurst 2013 Census". Town of Coalhurst. July 3, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Coalhurst Census Information". Town of Coalhurst. June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "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. 

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