Crooked Creek, Alberta

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Crooked Creek
Unincorporated community
Crooked Creek, Alberta is located in Alberta
Crooked Creek, Alberta
Location of Crooked Creek in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°10′15″N 117°53′23″W / 55.1708°N 117.8897°W / 55.1708; -117.8897Coordinates: 55°10′15″N 117°53′23″W / 55.1708°N 117.8897°W / 55.1708; -117.8897
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 18
Municipal district Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 Council
Area[1]
 • Total 2,246.63 km2 (867.43 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 1,121
 • Density 0.50/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 367
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Crooked Creek is an unincorporated community in northern Alberta, Canada, near Highway 43 between Valleyview and Grande Prairie. It lies within the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16[2] as well as the Peace Wapiti School Division.[3]

The region is largely agricultural, though oil development in recent years has assisted the growth of small businesses and brought many other jobs. The construction and forestry industries are also important employers. The community is home to a mix of various cultures, including important Mennonite and Hutterite communities.

It is home to a few schools, the largest of which is Ridgevalley School,[4] a K-12 public school that serves a large region from the edge of Sturgeon Lake to the east, and Bezanson to the west. The school is attended by approximately 300 students. A grade 1 through 9 school also serves a relatively large Mennonite community, and a nearby Hutterite colony has its own local school.

Demographics[edit]

Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for Crooked Creek.

However, Industry Canada shows that Crooked Creek's greater rural area had a total population of 1,121 living in 367 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 2,246.63 km2 (867.43 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Industry Canada/Web Archive (2006-11-04). "Crooked Creek - Community demographics (2001 census)". Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs. "M.D of Greenview No. 16 Profile". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  3. ^ Peace Wapiti School Division
  4. ^ Ridgevalley School