Consort, Alberta

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Consort
Village
Motto: Village of Opportunity[1]
Consort is located in Alberta
Consort
Consort
Coordinates: 52°00′26″N 110°45′59″W / 52.00722°N 110.76639°W / 52.00722; -110.76639
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 4
Special Area No. 4
Incorporated[2]  
 • Village September 23, 1912
Government[3]
 • Mayor Tony Owens
 • Governing body Consort Village Council
Area (2016)[4]
 • Land 3.05 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Elevation 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (2016)[4]
 • Total 729
 • Density 238.8/km2 (618/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0C 1B0
Highways Highway 12
Highway 41
Highway 886
Website Official website

Consort is a village in eastern Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 41, approximately 250 km (160 mi) southeast of Edmonton, 252 km (157 mi) northeast of Calgary, and 283 km (176 mi) west of Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan border is approximately 60 km (37 mi) to the east.

Consort and Alberta Beach hold the distinction of being the only two urban municipalities (cities, towns, villages, and summer villages) in Alberta that do not include its municipal status in its official legal name. Its official name is simply Consort instead of Village of Consort like the convention used by other urban municipalities.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Consort recorded a population of 729 living in 280 of its 310 total private dwellings, a 5.8% change from its 2011 population of 689. With a land area of 3.05 km2 (1.18 sq mi), it had a population density of 239.0/km2 (619.0/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

Consort's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 722.[5]

In the 2011 Census, Consort had a population of 689 living in 274 of its 305 total dwellings, a -6.8% change from its 2006 population of 739. With a land area of 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi), it had a population density of 243.5/km2 (630.6/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

In 2006, Consort had a population of 739 living in 295 dwellings, a 16.6% increase from 2001. The village had a land area of 2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi) and a population density of 281.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.[7]

Economy[edit]

The primary industries are farming, ranching and oil production.

Media[edit]

The local weekly newspaper, The Consort Enterprise, has been published since 1912.[8]

Notable people[edit]

Singer k.d. lang was raised in Consort, as was Arthur Kroeger, a senior public servant in the Canadian federal government from 1975 to 1992. Riley Nash, a forward for the Boston Bruins, was born in Consort.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Consort, Alberta". Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Consort" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 183. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Village of Consort: Home". Village of Consort. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Consort - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  8. ^ "Consort Enterprise Since 1912". Consort Enterprise. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Riley Nash Carolina Hurricanes - 2013-2014 Stats". Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 52°01′N 110°46′W / 52.017°N 110.767°W / 52.017; -110.767 (Consort, Alberta)