Coutts, Alberta

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Coutts
Village
Village of Coutts
Coutts border crossing, into the US
Coutts border crossing, into the US
Motto(s): The Gateway to Alberta
Coutts, Alberta is located in Alberta
Coutts, Alberta
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°00′23″N 111°57′51″W / 49.00639°N 111.96417°W / 49.00639; -111.96417
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division2
Municipal districtCounty of Warner No. 5
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1960
Government
 • MayorJim Willett
 • Governing bodyCoutts Village Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total245
 • Density197.2/km2 (511/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Area code(s)403 / 587
Highways Hwy 4
Hwy 500
I‑15
WaterwayMilk River
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Coutts /ˈkts/ is a village in Alberta and a port of entry into the U.S. state of Montana.[3] It is one of the busiest ports of entry on the Canada–United States border in western Canada. It connects Highway 4 to Interstate 15, an important trade route (CANAMEX Corridor) between Alberta, American states along I-15, and Mexico.

The community has the name of William Burdett-Coutts, a railroad official.[4]

In 2004, a joint border facility opened in Coutts–Sweet Grass, Montana, housing both Canadian and American federal authorities.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Coutts recorded a population of 245 living in 122 of its 159 total private dwellings, a change of −11.6% from its 2011 population of 277. With a land area of 1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi), it had a population density of 197.6/km2 (511.7/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Coutts had a population of 277 living in 123 of its 154 total dwellings, a change of −9.2% from its 2006 population of 305. With a land area of 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 282.7/km2 (732.1/sq mi) in 2011.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Coutts" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 190. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "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. ^ Your Official Road Map of Alberta (Map). Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation. 2014.
  4. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 38.
  5. ^ Coutts-Sweetgrass border facility
  6. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses – 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  7. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  8. ^ a b "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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Coordinates: 49°00′N 111°57′W / 49.000°N 111.950°W / 49.000; -111.950 (Coutts, Alberta)