Daysland

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Daysland
Town
Town of Daysland
Main Street, Daysland, 2012
Main Street, Daysland, 2012
Daysland is located in Alberta
Daysland
Daysland
Location of Daysland in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°51′48″N 112°15′13″W / 52.86333°N 112.25361°W / 52.86333; -112.25361
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division7
Municipal districtFlagstaff County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageApril 23, 1906
 • TownApril 2, 1907
Government
 • MayorGail Watt
 • Governing bodyDaysland Town Council
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Elevation708 m (2,323 ft)
Population
(2016)[3]
 • Total824
 • Density471.1/km2 (1,220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
HighwaysHighway 13
Highway 855
WaterwaysWavy Lake
WebsiteOfficial website

Daysland is a town in central Alberta located on Highway 13, 43 kilometres (27 mi) east of Camrose.

History[edit]

The community was named for its founder and first mayor, Edgerton W. Day,[5] who purchased 116,483 acres (47,139 ha) of land from the CPR in 1904 to form the basis of Daysland.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Daysland, 1920
Daysland Cemetery, 2012

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Daysland recorded a population of 824 living in 330 of its 356 total private dwellings, a 2.1% change from its 2011 population of 807. With a land area of 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi), it had a population density of 470.9/km2 (1,219.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Daysland had a population of 807 living in 329 of its 352 total dwellings, a -1.3% change from its 2006 population of 818. With a land area of 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi), it had a population density of 461.1/km2 (1,194.4/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Daysland" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 183. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  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. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Harrison, Tracey (1994). Place Names of Alberta. Volume III. Central Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  6. ^ Daysland History Book Society (1982). Along the Crocus Trail : a history of Daysland and districts. Friesen & Sons. p. 1.
  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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Coordinates: 52°51′54″N 112°15′13″W / 52.86500°N 112.25361°W / 52.86500; -112.25361 (Daysland)